Gerald T. Skanes

October 6, 2018

Obituary

Passed peaceful away after a very courageous battle with cancer on Saturday October 6, 2018 at the Dr. A. Leonard Miller Centre at the age of 63. Leaving with fond memories his soul mate Kimberley, their children Michael (Jill), Christopher (Mandi), Kathleen (Doug), Michael and Victoria (David), his precious granddaughter Paige, his parents Gerald and Maude, sisters Beverly (Cheikh) and Donna, brother in laws Ed Spurrell (Britta), Doug Spurrell (Michelle) and Glen Spurrell (Karen), along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Gerald had his career with the federal government in a couple of different departments, his passion throughout his career was protecting and representing his co-workers as a union steward and representative with PSAC. Through a downsizing, he ensured all his coworkers were protected in jobs before trying to protect his own.

A very special thanks to the nurses and doctors at the cancer clinic for their special care during the four years he battled. To the nurses, doctors and staff at the Palliative Care unit, words cannot express our thanks. You made Gerald’s last days, and our last days with him, the best they could be.

Following his wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2pm to 9pm. A memorial service will be held at Carnell Memorial Chapel on Thursday at 11am with internment to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted, or a donation can be made in Gerald’s memory to the Dr. H Bliss Cancer Clinic or the Palliative Care Unit at the Dr. A Leonard Miller Centre.

Schedule

Visitations

2-9 p.m. on October 9, 2018

2-9 p.m. on October 10, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

11:00am, Thursday October 11th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Kim, so very sorry to just find out about Gerald’s passing. As you know, I worked closely with him for awhile at CRA. We had many heartfelt conversations. He truly was a great guy to work with. He had a good listening ear. You two were great together, I remember clearly sharing in your wedding day. Hold your memories close in the days ahead. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

I’m thinking of you all during this difficult time. Uncle Gerry was the type of person who would always get people smiling. Even through his long battle, he was always cheering everyone up when he probably needed it the most. I really admire his strength and courage. He will be greatly missed.

Kim, I send my condolences to you & your family on the passing of Gerald. He has left you with a lifetime of wonderful memories to cherish.

Gerard Kenny

Kim, our deepest sympathies. Thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. May the many years of beautiful memories comfort you.

Thinking of you and your family Kim during this very sad time.

Kim, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Kim,
My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Gerald was kind and caring person and he will be remembered for his wonderful character.

Dear Kim,
We are very sorry for your loss, with heartfelt condolences.Your family is in our thoughts, we are thinking about you and wishing you comfort and peace.

Sharing your sadness,
PIPSC Education Team

To Kim and Family
Very saddened to learn of Gerald’s passing. I have many pleasurable memories of our time working together. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Bev please accept my deepest condolences, I am very saddened on Gerald’s passing. He was a very kind and compassionate human being. My prayers will be for your family.✝✝

Chris… It’s terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Kim so sorry for the loss of your husband. May he Rest in Peace.

My sincere condolences to you and your family Chris. May your father’s soul rest in peace.

My deepest condolences to you and your family Chris. May his soul rest in peace.

My condolences to you and your family Chris as you deal with the death of your father. May he be a peace.

My sincere condolences to you and your family Chris. May his soul rest in peace.

My Heartfelt Condolences to you and your family Chris. May his soul rest in peace.

My sincere condolences to you and your family Kim.
Dorothy Lawlor

Very sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. My condolences to his family.

Kim and family,
My deepest condolences to you all in this difficult time of loss. Gerry will be greatly missed !!!

So sorry for your loss Kim, my deepest condolences.

So sorry Kim. Thinking you you and your family

Kim and family, My deepest condolences on Gerald’s passing.

We are sadden on hearing the sad news of Gerry’s passing. Our hearts go out to you all with deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts during this time. I have fond memories when we were younger visiting . One very special memory was when myself and Gerry went for a very long bike ride that worried our parents until we came back home . For us , time did not matter . I looked up to Gerry as a bigger brother .Rest in peace cousin Gerry.

Mike, Jill, Paige and families,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and hearts are with you.
Shawn and Angie Wyman

Our deepest condolences on your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

We are saddened to hear of cousin Gerry’s passing! Our deepest condolences to all of you! Thinking of you all! Gerry was a wonderful husband, father, son and brother who fought a long battle! Cherish the wonderful memories you have! I know I will cherish the memories of our many visits especially in our younger years! Rest In Peace cousin Gerry!
Trevor, Victoria Arbuckle & Family

Kim and Family,
We are saddened to learn of your loss. Take good care of yourselves during this difficult time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

My condolences to you and your family. I’d like to give our heart felt sympathy and love to you all during these difficult times.

Chris…we’re so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…take care.

Chris and Nancy Evoy

Kim and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. He fought a valliant fight against this terrible disease Cancer. Gerald was a strong Union activist with a strong and gentle soul until it came time to protect the members………and they always came #1 in his Union work and would fight to the ends of the earth. The world was a better place with him in it. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kim and your family during this trying time. RIP Brother and watch over your friends and family.

My most sincere condolences on hearing of Gerald’s passing. He was a dedicated unionist and I enjoyed working with him on PSAC committees. He will be greatly missed
I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers Kimberley
Karen Trainor Charlottetown PEI local 90002

Dear Skanes family
I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s loving arms surround you and give you peace.
May loving memories replace sorrow, May comfort come to you in unexpected ways.
Peace and Comfort
Beverley Ares (Nancy’s sister)

So very sorry to hear the sad news if Gerald’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Rexene and Rod Willians

Kim, please accept my condolences, just know that I am here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time. Please remember that you are not alone… “We” your PIPSC union family is always here for you. My thoughts and prays are with you and your family at this time.

Kim & Family: We were saddened to hear of Gerald’s passing. We enjoyed many fun times with you both.
As a Union brother he was second to none. He always put the interests of others before his own. Our sincerest condolences to you and all the family. In our thoughts and prayers. Gerard & Monty

Kim so sorry for your lost. Hugs my friend

Kim and family. Deepest sympathy on the passing of a much loved and gentle person. I fondly remember Gerald from our CRA days, walking picket lines and attending Union training and conferences. Gerald was true Union and strongly believed in the rights for all members. Know that Gerald is now at peace and watching over you all. Well done thou good and faithful servant.

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