Ross Funeral Service


Clarence Skinner

October 12, 1938January 8, 2021 facebook livestream, click on the link a few minutes prior to 1:30pm.

Clarence Skinner Clarence Skinner of Coronach, SK, passed away January 8, 2021 at age 82. Predeceased by: father Gordon Skinner, mother Ethel Skinner, father-in-law Willard Cooley, mother-in-law Sarah Cooley, brother John Frederick, brothers-in-law John Stubel and Gary Cooley, sister-in-law Candace Skinner, grandson Michael McClelland and great-granddaughter Blake McClelland Clarence is survived by: wife of 58 years, Karen (nee Cooley); four children: son Dan Skinner (Cheri), children: Carlee (Dean), Shawn (Mary Beth) daughter Emma, Jenna (Tim); son Scott Skinner (Denise), children: Desiree (Chet) children Walker & Austyn, Caitlyn (Matt) daughter Abby, Logan (Jade), daughters Rayla & Alice; daughter, Susan McClelland (Harvey), children: AJ (Liz) children Emerie, Michael & Peyton, Dylan, Lexi (Jean); son, Darren Skinner (Nancy) son Justin; brothers Don Skinner (Shirley), Stan Skinner, sister-in-law Patsy Stubel as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Private Celebration of Clarence’s Life will be held at the Coronach United Church, Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm with Linda Kirby officiating. Tributes given by Dan, Susan and Harvey; soloist, granddaughter Jade; urn bearer Scott. Interment to follow at the Coronach Cemetery. Donations in memory of Clarence, may be made to the Coronach & Area Health Center Foundation, PO Box 150, Coronach S0H 0Z0. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK.


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

    Thursday, January 14, 2021



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Dwain and Carol Willford

January 14, 2021

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

Dwain and Carol

Louise Heller

January 12, 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

January 12, 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

January 12, 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

January 11, 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

January 11, 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

January 11, 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

January 11, 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

January 11, 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

January 11, 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.