OBITUARY

Robert Eric Skinner

December 13, 1951March 17, 2020

SKINNER Robert Eric Skinner, Age 68, Inverness, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born December 13, 1951, he was the only son of the late Robert Daniel and Annie Mae Skinner, (Inverness). He worked on many jobs across Canada for a big part of his life but his heart was always in Cape Breton. He worked until 2008 when he first became sick. He loved fishing and hunting. He loved exploring the outdoors and tinkering in his garage. He also loved going for drives in the country and telling stories. He had all the time in the world to talk to his friends and even strangers; he was never in a hurry. He had a great love for all animals, especially, his little Peggy Sue. He could be found sitting in his truck, with the windows down on a summer day, on the beach hill. He loved to watch the boats come in and out. He is survived by his loving wife, Marion; his son, Danny; his grandson, Cohen; and his sister, Arlie. Visitation will be held in Inverness Funeral Home on Friday, July 31 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in St. John's United Church, Strathlorne on Saturday, August 1 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Maggie Plant celebrating. Burial to follow in St. John's Cemetery, Strathlorne. Memorial donations can be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. On-line condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Central Inverness Palliative Care Society

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Linds Doyle

April 23, 2020

Marion .Danny and Cohen i am so sorry for your loss sending lots of Prayers and hugs to you all. Eric will be sadly missed by all .May He R.I.P. Linda and Brown Doyle and Family

Lena A Macdonald

April 6, 2020

On behalf of all our family, I am sending out our sincere condolences at this sad loss. Eric was a stand-up guy, a great friend to many and will be sadly missed. Lena and Macdonald family

Cathy Miller-Sutcliffe

April 4, 2020

Sincère Sympathy Arlie to you and your family.

Gerard Beaton

April 4, 2020

Hi Guys , So sorry to hear about Eric , He was a great guy and lots of fond memories when he visited the corner .He was a true Invernesser .Hope time will help heal your loss . Gerard

Wendy Poirier

April 3, 2020

Marion, Danny, Cohen & Arlie:

My sincere condolences to you. When I was home one summer visiting my mother we went for a drive to the beach. We met Eric on the hill and stopped to talk to him. He asked me what I was doing and I told him I was getting some sand for my garden in Halifax. Later on that evening he dropped off a bucket of sand at my mother's apartment. Eric was always respectful to my mother.

I wish you strength and courage,
Wendy Poirier

Lauchie and Eileen Macneil

March 29, 2020

Dear Marion, Danny and Arlie.
Another friend gone what seems like way to soon. We will miss Eric, and remember him fondly. Our sincere condolence.
Lauchie and Eileen

Cookie Larade

March 25, 2020

Marion. Danny.Arlie & family
So sorry for your loss... Eric was a great guy !!
Rest Easy Eric..

Rosie Deagle

March 24, 2020

Very sorry for your loss RIP cousin Eric I’m sure your Mother is hugging you tight🌹

cecil macquarrie

March 24, 2020

Dear Marion and family: Sincere condolences to you all as you mourn the loss of Eric. Cherish the memories ! Cecil & Mary

brian maclean

March 24, 2020

sorry for your loss marion and danny ,will be missed terribly as i would see him a lot in his truck allways a hello and a few words would be spoken as stopped to chat rip my man...…………..

FROM THE FAMILY