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SKOYEN, Donald Andrew
July 11, 1939 - April 11, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Donald Andrew Skoyen, on April 11th, 2012 at Vernon, British Columbia. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife Pauline to whom he was married for forty-nine years; sons: Ken (Sylvia), Lance (Charlotte), and daughter Sonya (David); grandchildren: Richard, Bo, Danica, Nola and Jesse; brother Dennis. Predeceased by son-in-law Rob Priester. Born in Edgerton, Alta, Don spent all his adult life on the lower mainland and retired to Vernon in 2001 after working on the waterfront and as an ILWU Union Official. Don was an outgoing people person who was never too busy to linger and chat. He prepared for retirement by playing fastball and golf, but his passion was hockey. He taught hockey school for Howie Meeker for 25 years and played the game until December 2011. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at A Celebration of Don's Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at Desert Cove Activity Centre (502 5th Street, Vernon, BC). Cremation arrangements entrusted to:


Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Apr. 17, 2012
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