June Margaret nee O'Grady Skinner

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June Margaret nee O'Grady Skinner July 23, 1922 - March 17, 2014 June Skinner passed away gently at West Vancouver Care Centre with her daughter Mary at her side. She was pre-deceased by her husband Fred, daughter Jan, and sister Eileen O'Grady. She is survived by her son, Guy, son-in-law Keith Maillard, niece and nephew, Rilla and Stuart Logie, and her beloved granddaughters, Mary Jane O'Grady Maillard and Elizabeth Alena Maillard. Author of five novels published in New York and London, June wrote under the pen name, Rohan O'Grady. The best known of her novels, Let's Kill Uncle, was made into a Hollywood movie and was republished by Bloomsbury in 2010. Born and raised in Vancouver, June worked as resident manager of the Capilano Golf and Country Club during the Second World War and, after the war, in the library of the Vancouver Sun where she met her future husband. In her later years, June continued to read avidly, lived in the moment, and maintained a cheerful outlook on life. We will sadly miss her wit, wisdom, and bright appreciative spirit. At her request, there will but no funeral service. A celebration of her life will be held this coming summer with arrangements to be announced closer to the time.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Mar. 22, 2014
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