William-Skuce-Obituary

William Skuce

Victoria, British Columbia

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SKUCE, William (Bill) Passed away peacefully in his home in Sooke BC. on February 10th, 2015 with his beloved wife Houri by his side and loving daughter Anisa, son-in-law Andrew and granddaughter Ahdiyeh nearby. Born in Ottawa on August 30th, 1935, Bill was a wonderful, accomplished artist and a patient and encouraging teacher. He was joyful, loving, kind and a loyal friend who always had time for a good chat especially if it was about art or baseball. He was deeply devoted to the teachings of the Baha'i Faith and had dedicated his life to serving its core principle of the oneness of humanity. He will be dearly missed by his immediate family, sister Eleanor and his nephews Randy, Ricky, Greg, Corey Glynn, Michael, Mark, Tim, Peter and niece Jennifer Skuce and the many friends he made all over the world. A memorial service will be held Monday February 16th, 10:30 am at Sands Funeral Home in Victoria.



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have a drawing by Bill Skuce. It is of my cousin Brian and was apparently done in my parents apartment. It is sign and dated 1967. I was born 1968. As a baby and to this date I love cousin Brian more than any others.
I own many pieces of work. This drawing to by eye is so layered and complicated despite it being a simple charcoal sketch. I would imagine Bill did it while they were sipping beers and chatting. He captured the shy beauty of cousin Brian perfectly.
Lisa Dixon

Willim (Willy) went to school and was good friends of my two brothers at that time .... they went to Fisher Park High School and I watched them play basketball and was so proud to know these people. I will always remember Willy as one of the kindest and soft spoken persons I have known. He will be surely missed. My prayers go out to his wife and daughter and other members of the family.
Judy Sprague and for my brothers D.G. and John, Peter and Jim

See you at the waterfall. Always.
Kris

Bill was a genuinely good person and a fine friend; quick with a joke and always up for a baseball discussion. My sincere sympathies reach out to Houri and Anisa.

I am sad to hear of Bill's passing. Condolences To Houri and to Anisa and family.
Have many fond memories of times in Costa Rica and of keeping in touch off and on these past 30 years. A great artist and a kind man. Peace Bill, Peace.

Bill attended Fisher Park High School in Ottawa at the same time I did. We played on the schools football and basketball teams where he and I became friends. I still see friends from Fisher in Ottawa and Bill will be missed. He was a generous, kind friend, who I am sure we will see again in the after life.

I met Bill about 10 years ago when my parents moved from Ottawa to Sooke and ended up being his neighbor. I always enjoyed listening to his stories and seeing his artwork. He had such a kind and gentle demeanor. So sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.

Bill always had a kind word and a helpful comment for my photography. He was such a good, sweet man, and his spirit will remain among us for a long, long time. My deepest sympathy to his family.

I met and got to know Bill in the late 70s while working at Ministry of Health. I remember him as a kind, patient teacher who enjoyed deep conversations and talking about his beliefs. While I haven't seen him in years, I remember him fondly. My sympathy goes out to his family at this time of loss