Thelma Skelton

9 December, 194218 April, 2021

Thelma Skelton December 9, 1942 - April 18, 2021

Thelma passed away unexpectedly in Port Alberni on Sunday, April 18, 2021 with her children by her side. Predeceased by her loving husband Terry of 44 years and parents Harold and Ellen Childs. Survived by children Todd (Patti) and Tanis (Larry); grandchildren Bryce, Blake, Amanda (Dan) and Shannon (Lyle); great grandchildren Ella, Jayla, Maddix and Jett; sisters Ella (Dick), Phyllis and Margaret (Don) as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Thelma was born and raised in Prince Rupert, where she met Terry – the love of her life – on a blind date. They moved to Port Alberni in the early 70s, where they raised their family, then retired in Parksville and Nanaimo area. Thelma moved back to Port Alberni after Terry passed away to be closer to her daughter and grandsons. Thelma will always be known for her creative talents - quilting, knitting and needlework. She loved baking, always making cookies for her family and friends. There will be no service due to COVID. Stories, condolences and memories may be shared with the family at In lieu of flowers, donations in Thelma’s name may be made to BC Transplant Society.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Home and Community Care – especially Chris and Amanda, as well as the staff and palliative care nurses at WCGH for their care of Thelma and her family during her stay. Also, heartfelt thanks to Drs Woodley, Johnsen and F Meyer for all they did.


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Tish and Terry Banks

6 May 2021

Sorry to hear of your sweet mammas passing Todd and Tanis.
Thelma and I would always have a quick little chat when we saw each other before pandemic days. She was so very proud of both of you and she still missed her Terry. Rest in peace Thelma your back in his arms again. xoxo

Denise Schmidt

1 May 2021

Dear Todd, Tanis and families...
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely mom. I would frequently see her at the hospital, and most recently only a few weeks ago. It was always my pleasure to provide care to her. Every single time she would ask about my son, mentioning him by name..... I thought that was so sweet !!
I send you healing thoughts.
May Thelma now rest easy.
xo Denise ( Flory) Schmidt