Arthur Donovan "Art" Skirrow (1923 - 2015)

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After a long and productive life in the Barrhead area, Art died at the age of 91 years, in the Keir Care Centre. He was the first child of Harold and Alice Skirrow who homesteaded in the Stewartfield area. After receiving his basic schooling at Craven School at Mosside, Art attended the Vermilion School of Agriculture for two years. In December of 1942 he enlisted with the RCAF. After earning his wings, Art spent the remainder of the war based in India, flying B24 Liberator bombers over Southeast Asia. He was discharged in February 1946 and married Lillian O'Dell in June 1946. They farmed in the Campsie area until 1974 when they moved to Barrhead. Art managed the Barrhead Co-op Petroleum Centre until he retired in 1984. Art is survived by his loving wife, Lillian of Barrhead, AB and their 4 children; Barbara (Dave) Kenyon of Barrhead, AB; Margie Cooper of Nanaimo, BC; Bruce (Valerie) Skirrow of Calgary, AB and Hazel (Dave) McNeill of Sherwood Park, AB. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren,; his brother Stan (Helen) Skirrow of Edmonton, AB; his sister Elsie Bowman of Toronto, ON; his sister-in-law Gwen O'Dell of Calgary, AB and many nieces, nephews and friends. Art was known to many through his years of involvement with the Co-op Board and with the Barrhead Museum. Art was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Brenda Skirrow and brother-in-laws, James O'Dell and Hugh Bowman. The Funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Barrhead United Church with Rev. Pype officiating. Interment to follow at Mosside United Church Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at Keir Care Centre. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations accepted to the Barrherad Historical Society or charity of your choice.
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Published in The Barrhead Leader on Aug. 11, 2015
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