Ronald "Ron" Peter Skirving

February 8, 1937 to November 30, 2018


Passed away peacefully at the Heath Sciences Centre, surrounded by his loving family, following a brief illness. He was predeceased by his first wife, Winnie, parents Marion and Graham, sister, Thelma (Wiscombe) and brother, Peter.  He leaves to mourn his second wife, Joan (Evans); his three daughters: Donna Matthews (Gene), Wynne-Anne Pomar (Lucien), and Janet Hughes (Jeff); his four grandchildren: Courtney Boucher (Martin), Whitney, Chelsea, and Nathaniel, and one precious great-grandchild, Jacob Boucher. Also, his stepchildren, Ron Evans (Cheryl) and Scott Evans (Lori); and four step-grandchildren: Scottie, Faith, Hope, Kayla, Ronda, and Ronnie; and two step-great-grandchildren Alexis and Ronnie.  Survived by his brother and best friend Doug, and many nieces and nephews.  He will be sadly missed by his many family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday December 2nd. Funeral service will take place on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to a charity of one’s choice.



10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on December 2, 2018

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Donna, Wynne-Anne, Janet (and families): My sincere condolences on the passing of your father.. I hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you shared together. God Bless.

Dear Janet,
We are very sad to hear of your father’s passing. We send our deepest sympathies and trust that you will find solace in your memories of your Dad.

Although we live some distance away, we fondly remember our visit with Ron, Doug and family some three summers ago. We shared good memories of our times in Ocean Pond before departure in 1980. An excellent visit as we entertain another in the near future. RIP Ron and our condolenses to the families.

Tom and Sandy Taylor
Oxford Station, On.

After just returning yesterday morning from a trip out of the province I was sad to read of Ron’s passing. I worked with him in government for years when their Federal office was located in our Department. I can honestly say that he was one of the most kindest, decent man that I have well as having a great sense of humor! He brightened many a Monday morning going to work with his happy attitude. I know how much he will be missed by his family and friends. God bless

Janet and Family,
Sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I remember him participating in various sports with my Dad growing up in Mount Pearl.

Dave and Annette (Jacobs) Carberry

Joan just heard of Ron’s passing ,condolences to you and the family my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Donna, Wayne Anne and Janet, so sorry to hear this news today. He was such a kind soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely Elva Parsons, Charlene, Denise and Glenn

So sad to hear of Ron’s passing he was truly a gentle soul. Deepest condolences to your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Skirving Family,

I just read your Dad’s obituary. I meet your Dad when he worked in Confederation Building. He was great person, always enjoyed our chats. I haven’t seen him in years but I thought of him often. My deepest condolences to you all.

Janet and Family,
So sorry for your loss, thinking of you during this difficult time.

My condolences to the Skirving family on the passing of Ron. My moms family grew up next to Ron and his parents on Charlton Street. Whenever I saw Ron we would have a great chat. RIP Ron.

Hello Janet,
My condolences to you and the family on the passing of your dad. I just happened to notice his funeral announcement today, Monday Dec 3, 2018. My email is when you get some time.

Lynn O’Keefe

Janet, Wynn Anne and Donna, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was such a wonderful and kind hearted person.. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

to Donna (Gene) and the family of Ron Skirving:
Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the wonderful memories comfort you in the difficult days ahead. Rest in peace Ron.
Melvin and Lorna Crewe

So sad to hear of your dad’s passing ,he was a beautiful person ,Always a smile ,And love his children and grand kids so ,When asked about them a big smile would just glow on his face ,Never got to see him much this past few years but our last get togather at the old house in Brigus him and Doug were out it was so good to have them there ,May God Bless you all and give ,And Jenny Poole ,Spracklin

We are thinking of you all at this most saddest ofTimes:,Joan, Donna & Family, Wynne Anne & Family , Janet & Jeff, Doug & all the Family ,I shall miss Ron very much, lots of fond family memories shared over the years,,whenever we went home we always spent time with him if not in town for sure we found him in Ocean Pond, Just recently I was talking to Ron, he was going for his drivers license renewal, RON loved all Sports so much and of course his hunting trips, RIP Ron . Love Joan & Paddy( the other extended Family).

Very sorry to hear about your Fathers passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Thinking of you all at this sad time and sending love and hugs!

Dear Wynne-Anne, Janet, Donna and families
I have such warm and wonderful memories of times spent with your Dad. I am sorry for your loss. I am sending my love, sympathy and hope for strength as you journey on with your own memories to ease the pain.

Paula Gladney- Hatcher

My deepest sympathies to you Wynanne and family…. Thinking of you at this time sad and sending you hugs and love my dear friend!

So sorry for the loss of your Dad, Donna and family. I hope that knowing dear friends both near and far have you in our thoughts and prayers, will help ease your pain at this very sad time. Hugs to all

Glenda Pike

Hi Wynne-Anne Pomar

Just happened to be scrolling and found your dad’s Obituary. My sympathy to you and yours. Had you gotten home?
From Carol Poitras