Clarence Howard Skinner
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In loving memory of Clarence Howard Skinner Clarence passed away peacefully with his wife and daughter by his side, January 8, 2021 at the age of 82 at the Coronach Health Center. Clarence was born to Gordon & Ethel Skinner October 12th, 1938 at Lloydminster, SK. He had two younger brothers, Don and Stan. He attended school in Lloydminster, Wildwood, Coleville and Kindersley. Growing up watching and playing sports was very important to him. He enjoyed hockey, golf, baseball and curling throughout his life. Following school, Clarence went to work for Bill Dand Trucking. From there he moved to Estevan in 1958 to continue driving truck in the oil field for Ross Brothers & Sam's General Trucking for many years. A job he loved doing. He met Karen (nee Cooley) in 1961 and they were married September 22, 1962. He did various jobs throughout his life besides trucking, clearing trees and moving rigs were a couple. Eventually, he had enough of the oil patch life and returned to Estevan in 1976 and began working for Manalta Coal. In 1984, he was transferred to Coronach coal-mine where he worked for many years. Following Clarence's time at the coal mine in 1998, he went to Estevan and contracted till 2002. In the summer of 1998 he partnered with his son, Scott and bought the local laundromat and carwash in town and built it up and ran it together for 18 years. Clarence & Karen enjoyed much travelling through their years together and would jump into the motorhome when colder weather was approaching and head south for the winter and return in the spring. Clarence made friends wherever he went and leaves behind lots of people to treasure his memory. He will be missed. Predeceased by father Gordon Skinner, mother Ethel Skinner, father-in-law Willard Cooley, mother-in-law Sarah Cooley, brother John Frederick, sister-in-law Candace Skinner, grandson Michael, great-grand-daughter Blake. Clarence is survived by wife, Karen of 58 years and children: Dan (Cheri) children Carlee (Dean), Shawn (Mary Beth) Emma, Jenna (Tim); Scott (Denise) children Desiree (Chet) children Walker & Austyn, Caitlyn (Matt) daughter Abby, Logan (Jade) daughters Rayla & Alice; Susan (Harvey) McClelland children AJ (Liz) children Emerie, Michael & Peyton, Dylan, Lexi (Jean); Darren (Nancy) son Justin. A family celebration of Clarence's life was held Thursday, January 14th at the Coronach United Church. Linda Kirby officiated. Scripture reader was grand-daughter Desiree Marshall; musical tributes by grand-daughter Jade Skinner; urn bearer son Scott Skinner; tributes by Dan Skinner, Scott & Denise Skinner and Harvey & Susan McClelland. Interment at Coronach Cemetery. Donations in memory of Clarence can be made to the Coronach & Area Health Care Foundation. PO Box 150, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0. Expressions of sympathy for the Skinner family my be shared at Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia SK.

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Published in Estevan Mercury from Jan. 13 to Feb. 26, 2021.
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