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Harold Augustus Skanes

January 4, 1930April 7, 2021
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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Harold Augustus Skanes on Wednesday April 7, 2021. Born to Mary and John A. Skanes on January 4, 1930 on Bell Island, Newfoundland.

Survived by his wife Betty (nee Searle) of 69 years of marriage. By his sons Paul (Aggie) of Winnipeg, Dale (Linda) of Kitchener, John (Lucy) and Neil (Lise) of Cambridge. Also survived by the love of his life, nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by his two brothers and two sisters. Harold was predeceased by his mother, father, three sisters and three brothers.

Prior to a long and rewarding retirement, Harold worked at Aclo Compounders and Kayson Plastics. This came after working in the iron ore mines of Bell Island. Harold served as a former past president of the Cambridge Newfoundland Club and was also a long-time member of Trinity Anglican Church.

In accordance with the regulations of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario due to COVID-19, all events are restricted to a specified number of attendees. Please RSVP in advance by calling 519-621-1650. All visitors are asked to remain in their vehicles until their allotted time. Visitors are also required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. Friends and family are invited to Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m. Please follow the directions of the funeral home staff upon arrival.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, a private Funeral Service will take place. Friends and family are invited to join in a live broadcast of the service by visiting the Coutts Funeral Home webpage on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11 a.m.

As expressions of sympathy donations made in Harold's memory to The War Amps or a children’s charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Harold Augustus Skanes

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Sandra and Hal Tilley

April 11, 2021

Sending you sympathetic wishes on the death of Harold. Great memories of providing music for.3 weddings and an anniversary for your family. Even though Hal is in Hilltop.Manor with dementia, he remembers you all fondly and sends his condolences .
Thinking of.you , Sandy

Lydia Bennett

April 10, 2021

My sincere condolences to you Betty and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

Rick and Vicky Garrah

April 10, 2021

Dear Neil and Lise. So very sorry for your loss. Wish we could have met your dad. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Rick and Vicky

Jennifer Dowling

April 10, 2021

Harold was my neighbour at the trailer, he was a sweet caring man and treated everyone like family. My kids Noah and Sierra knew him as papa. When they saw them out at the park they would go say hello or visit while he was working in his shed or on his lot. He is deeply missed and I will cherish the memories of him.

To the Skanes family,
I'm so sorry for your loss sending lots of love and strength to get through this difficult time. Gone but never forgotten he will always be in our hearts forever.

John and Marilyn Morton

April 9, 2021

John, Lucy, Neil and Lese, as well as the rest of your family, Our sincerest condolences to your family, We had lots of interaction with your Dad at Hillside, A genuinely nice man. Always had a smile Hope you can take comfort in good memories. Such a great life lived. Please pass on this to your Mom as well.

Hugs, John and Marilyn Morton

Carol & Steve Gale

April 9, 2021

Thinking of the Skanes family during this difficult time...our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Denise Leclerc

April 9, 2021

Our Condolences to the Skanes Family ,
We are so sorry for the loss of your Husband/Dad/ Poppoo
Hold your memories close to your heart
Your in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. 🙏💔♥️

Herb & Renee Blackmore

April 8, 2021

Our condolences to the Skanes family on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this grievous time.

Freeman Hussey

April 8, 2021

I wish to pass on my condolences to the Skanes family. My father Arthur Hussey of Portugal Cove Newfoundland was one of the founders of ACLO Compounders. I am doing this condolence in his memory as well. Freeman Hussey

Lynn King

April 8, 2021

My deepest sympathy to my Godmother Betty and my cousins Paul, Dale, John and Neil and their families. I love you all. Uncle Harold was my Godfather and I have many many fond memories of him growing up. Many a Sunday jiggs dinner on Water Street, time at the Newfoundland Club, campfires at Hillside and many family gatherings over the years. I feel blessed to have had you be part of my life. Heaven has taken you in now, another angel joins family members. You will forever hold a special place in my heart.

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