Inverness Funeral Home

45 MacIsaac Street, Inverness, NS


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. As per Eric’s wishes, cremation will take place and burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. On-line condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com


  • Central Inverness Palliative Care Society


  • Funeral Service at a later date, Visitation at a later date


Robert Eric Skinner

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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...…………..

Crystal and Lennan Campbell and MacIsaac

March 24, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss Marion Danny and family. Eric was a beautiful person and will be dearly missed.

Calvin Basker

March 24, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family God bless you all Amen.R.I.P Eric. my friend you were a wonderful negbour. So sorry for your loss maryan and Danny.

Aaron Walker

March 24, 2020

I have a lot of great memories of Capt Eric Skinner and his beautiful wife Marion, Danny I can only say I feel your pain and know he’s in a better place. My favourite memory is probably when Danny and I came across a CD called The Land of Yahoo in the winter of 2002/3, as soon as I put it on for Danny he pulled into the nslc and said get wine lol. When we went to his place and played the CD for Eric(it was old time appellation mountain music like Nimrod Workman and that crowd) as soon as he heard it he said do I ever wish I could get on er with yas lol and proceeded to watch Danny and I slug great white till we were falling off the chairs laughing and singing and he was laughing and singing right along with us, one of the funnest nights of my life, RIP Skipper

Chandler Linda

March 23, 2020

So sorry for your loss Marion and family

Charlotte Mac Arthur

March 23, 2020

March 23/2020 .
Charlotte Mac Arthur
My Very Deepest Condolence For The Loss Of Eric ,
He Was A Great Guy ,
I Knew Eric Through Our School Years ,
Thoughts And Prayers To His Wife Marion, And Family And His
Sister Arlyn ,
Eric Will Be Dearly Missed!