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SKINNER, Elizabeth Florence

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Elizabeth (Betty) Skinner went to be with the Lord on January 17, 2018 from the Village at Mill Creek.  Betty was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and lived there until moving to Kelowna in 1996.  She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur and her brother, Fred Whitten.  Betty leaves to grieve her loss: son, Wayne (Marcia) of Kelowna; two grandchildren: Rebecca (Troy) Steeves of Moncton, NB and Ralna Knudsen of Visalia, CA; four great grandchildren: Trent and Paige Knudsen, Ava Joy and Morgan Steeves.  She also leaves two sisters: Dorothy (Barry) Simmonds of Kelowna and Marjorie Dunn of Houston, TX; as well as a large number of nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.  We wish to share our appreciation to the caring staff at both Sutherland Hills Rest Home and the Village at Mill Creek.  Special thanks to Dr. Paul Hart for his sensitive support over the past years.  A celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 26th at 1:00 pm at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  No flowers by request.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or to share a memory, please scroll down this page to the area called “share your condolences.”

Friday, January 26th at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for SKINNER, Elizabeth Florence is scheduled for Friday, January 26th at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Ian pippy says:

    I had a special place in my heart for my auntie Betty and will miss her dearly

  • Sarah Spinks says:

    I have absolutely missed Betty ever since she left Missionwood. She was without a doubt one of the sharpest, wittiest and most honest ladies I have ever met. It is not often that a resident has caught me off guard and made me laugh out loud the way that Betty did. Her stubborn tenacity saw her through so many obstacles in the last few years, coming home to Missionwood even when they thought she couldn’t, and beating the odds when they said she wouldn’t. She was one heck of a lady! To Wayne and Marcia, I am out of town this weekend and will be unable to come pay my respects, please know that I am sending you both big hugs right now!

    Lots of Love
    Sarah Spinks

  • Edward and Beverly Powell says:

    Dear Wayne, Marcia, Rebecca, Ralna and family,
    We were sorry to learn of the death of Wayne’s mother. She touched your lives in significant ways. I, Edward, remember her smile, her sense of humour and the stylish way in which she dressed. We are grateful that the Lord Jesus said,”Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 We are remembering you in prayer.

  • Don & Zelma Rixmann says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are going out to you all. Wayne, we remember your 60th birthday party and how much fun Betty was having, yes, she will be missed! Such fun memories!
    Love to all

  • Barbie Hutton says:

    Dear Wayne, Marcia, Rebecca and Ralna, I was so very sad to hear of Auntie Betty’s passing. A woman to be admired for her kindness and elegance indeed, and of course the fabulous dinners she had!
    It was an honor to claim her as my auntie.

  • Eric & Margaret Yetman says:

    Wayne & Marcia,
    Our deepest sympathy to the family. We have many fond memories of Betty that we will always cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during your time of sorrow.
    Eric & Margaret

  • Judy fitzpatrick says:

    So sorrow to hear of your Mother’s passing but want to tell you we have many happy memories of visiting back and forth in St.John’s, we remember your Mom as a beautiful lady and always a lady. Our parents(Steve and Bertha Day deceased in the 60s)lived on Whiteway Street and we fondly remember those times, Sincerely Carol and Judy Day

  • Tom & Shirley Cole says:

    Wayne, Marcia and Family;
    Sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. We met her in 2005 when we moved to Kelowna and being from Newfoundland and Labrador, we had many things in common. Memories of the excellent visits with her will ever remain with us. We hope that your precious memories of her will strengthen you now and the future. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Tom & Shirley

  • Lil Harris says:

    Hi Rebecca,
    Please know that the Hillside staff is thinking and praying for you today, as you celebrate the life of your grand-mother. Praise God for the hope of Heaven and that you will see her again. For now, she is experiencing Jesus face to face. May that knowledge bring you comfort during this time of sadness.
    In Christ’s Love,
    Lil Harris on behalf of Hillside Church

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