Clarence Skinner

12 octobre 19388 janvier 2021

In loving memory of Clarence Howard Skinner Clarence passed away peacefully with his wife and daughter by his side, January 8, 2021 at the age of 82 at the Coronach Health Center. Clarence was born to Gordon & Ethel Skinner October 12th, 1938 at Lloydminster, SK. He had two younger brothers, Don and Stan. He attended school in Lloydminster, Wildwood, Coleville and Kindersley. Growing up watching and playing sports was very important to him. He enjoyed hockey, golf, baseball and curling throughout his life. Following school, Clarence went to work for Bill Dand Trucking. From there he moved to Estevan in 1958 to continue driving truck in the oil field for Ross Brothers & Sam’s General Trucking for many years. A job he loved doing. He met Karen (nee Cooley) in 1961 and they were married September 22, 1962. He did various jobs throughout his life besides trucking, clearing trees and moving rigs were a couple. Eventually, he had enough of the oil patch life and returned to Estevan in 1976 and began working for Manalta Coal. In 1984, he was transferred to Coronach coal-mine where he worked for many years. Following Clarence’s time at the coal mine in 1998, he went to Estevan and contracted till 2002. In the summer of 1998 he partnered with his son, Scott and bought the local laundromat and carwash in town and built it up and ran it together for 18 years. Clarence & Karen enjoyed much travelling through their years together and would jump into the motorhome when colder weather was approaching and head south for the winter and return in the spring. Clarence made friends wherever he went and leaves behind lots of people to treasure his memory. He will be missed Predeceased by father Gordon Skinner, mother Ethel Skinner, father-in-law Willard Cooley, mother-in-law Sarah Cooley, brother John Frederick, sister-in-law Candace Skinner, grandson Michael, great-grand-daughter Blake. Clarence is survived by wife, Karen of 58 years and children: Dan (Cheri) children Carlee (Dean), Shawn (Mary Beth) Emma, Jenna (Tim); Scott (Denise) children Desiree (Chet) children Walker & Austyn, Caitlyn (Matt) daughter Abby, Logan (Jade) daughters Rayla & Alice; Susan (Harvey) McClelland children AJ (Liz) children Emerie, Michael & Peyton, Dylan, Lexi (Jean); Darren (Nancy) son Justin. A family celebration of Clarence’s life was held Thursday, January 14th at the Coronach United Church. Linda Kirby officiated. Scripture reader was grand-daughter Desiree Marshall; musical tributes by grand-daughter Jade Skinner; urn bearer son Scott Skinner; tributes by Dan Skinner, Scott & Denise Skinner and Harvey & Susan McClelland. Interment at Coronach Cemetery. Donations in memory of Clarence can be made to the Coronach & Area Health Care Foundation. PO Box 150, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0. Expressions of sympathy for the Skinner family my be shared at rossfuneralservice.com


  • Private Family Funeral Service (due to Covid-19 pandemic)

    jeudi, 14 janvier , 2021

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Clarence Skinner


Dwain and Carol Willford

14 janvier , 2021

Our sympathy to Karen and family . Clarence was such a character always laughing and joking. RIP

Dwain and Carol

Louise Heller

12 janvier , 2021

Deepest sympathies to you Karen and all your family. I will always remember Clarence with so much fondness. He was such a great person.

Allan and Joyce Kkesse

12 janvier , 2021

Allan and I extend our sincere sympathy to Karen and the Skinner families. Clarence was a great guy!! He always had a smile on his face and brought out the best in everyone - family , friends and co-workers. There is a bright spot in heaven with you there, Clarence.

Glenn & Cheryl Giraudier

12 janvier , 2021

Clarence was such a likeable person - treated everyone equally, always upbeat - his glass more than half full. He was a wise mentor, a silly small talker and everything in between. He will be missed but never forgotten by all our family as a friend and co- worker. RIP Clarence
Our sincere condolences to you Karen and family 💜

Irene & Réal Bourassa

11 janvier , 2021

Our Deepest Sympathy
He was a great coworker and kept us all entertained at the mines.
Great memories Clarence
Take your rest

Flora Knudson

11 janvier , 2021

He was always the bright spot for fun at the gym He will be missed by all Our condolences to you and family

Corby Furrow

11 janvier , 2021

My condolences to Clarence's family. When I think of Clarence it is with a smile. Working at the mine he was a firecracker but always had a joke and a laugh at the ready. Once he retired he brought that same goodness to whatever he did. He was a kind and gentle soul!

Graham Cooper

11 janvier , 2021

I am saddened to hear of Clarence's passing. He has my respect and I am grateful for having known him.
He was a tremendous help to me when I started at the mines. He was always helpful, patient and very free with his knowledge in those early years. Later, he continued to provide free analysis and advice for many years after retirement.
Of all his unique qualities, I most admired his special gift for getting what he needed from strong-willed people (workers, peers and bosses!). I can't explain how, but he managed it without threats or intimidation, and in a way that seemed to make hard work easier and sometimes fun. It is no mystery why we kept dragging him back to the mines to help out over and over again.

You have my deepest sympathies, I wish I could attend the service but I will be there in spirit. He will be missed.

Garrett, Naomi & Josie Osborn

11 janvier , 2021

Condolences to Scott, Denise, Desiree, Chet, Walker and Austyn. Sorry to hear of Clarence’s passing. May all your loving memories help you through this difficult time.

Tom and Anita Mead

11 janvier , 2021

Our condolences to the family’s. We always remember Clarence as a hard working fellow, with a good sense of humour and usually a smile on his face.
Speaking personally, if you worked with Clarence and did your best he always treated you with respect.