Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel

75 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON


H. Brydon Skitch

July 25, 1943December 22, 2012

July 25, 1943 – December 22, 2012 Passed away peacefully with his family by his side, after a courageous 20 year battle with cancer. Survived by his loving wife of 44 years Barb. Cherished by sister Anne and brother-in-law Clif Wentzel. Remembered by mother-in-law and father-in-law John and Marjorie MacDonald. Much loved by brothers-in-law, John and his wife Susan and Jamieson MacDonald. Proud uncle of Kris and Trish, Trevor and Mel, Kevin, Riley and Shaylyn. Great uncle to Laurel, Claire and Cedar. Will be sadly missed by the children of his heart Samantha, Lisa and Paul, Sam, Kate, and Owen. Deeply loved by God child Tracy Brown. Faithful companion to his four legged family, Jackie, Maggie and Jessie. He is also survived by his uncle Oscar in British Columbia and many cousins around the world.

Retired after 35 years as a millwright at Ontario Paper, Brydon spent the last 10 years of his life travelling and pursuing his many interests including his train, model, gun and ham radio clubs and all things computer, especially Apple. His favorite thing of all was coffee with the boys each morning. Brydon was a member of the Masonic Grantham Lodge.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the excellent care by the ICU, 2nd floor staff and oncology staff during his final days at the St.Catharines General Hospital. Special thanks to Dr.Janice Giesbrecht, who was by his side during his entire journey. Cremation has taken place.

Visitation will take place at HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street (905-684-6346) on Friday January 4, 2013 from 11:00-11:30 followed by a Memorial Service celebrating Brydon’s life at 11:30a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Walker Family Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. On-line tributes may be made at www.hulseandenglish.com.


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 4, 2013

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, January 4, 2013


H. Brydon Skitch

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Naomi (Warrell) William

August 3, 2013

So sorry to hear of Brydon's passing. I remembered him from the Sea Cadet Corps of Grantham Highschool. May you find solace in knowing he has finished the battle and is at peace. Naomi (Warrell) William

January 3, 2013

Barbie,so sad to hear that Brydon had passed.Our hearts are with you.Brad &Judy Powers.

January 3, 2013

Barb, Tuesday afternoon class has been notifyed about Brydons passing. We are all so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts during these holidays and we pray that you will remain strong in the knowledge that Brydon's suffering of over and your family and friends are always there for you. Susan Kaye

Peter Rudy

December 29, 2012

Brydon and I both worked for Ontario Paper. We also shared our passion
for model building and the ham radio. I have many fond memories which I
cherish. He was a good friend and will miss him dearly. I am saddened.
My condolences to the Skitch family.

December 29, 2012

Dear Barb, I was so saddened to hear of the passing of your husband Brydon. May peace be with you. Mary-Ellen Kelly

Shelley Prytula

December 27, 2012

Barbie, Marge, John & the Skitch Family

Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Bryden

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

June & Shelley Prytula

Gaele Smith

December 26, 2012

Brydon and I were in Sea Cadets at Grantham High School together. I have not seen him since that time but I certainly remember him. My condolences to the family.