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Mr. William Joseph Skinner

October 26, 1953 - March 24, 2021 (67 years old)

Labrador City, Newfoundland

Mr. William Joseph Skinner

October 26, 1953 - March 24, 2021 (67 years old)

Labrador City, Newfoundland


William Joseph Skinner Obituary

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of William (Billy) Joseph Skinner of Labrador City, Newfoundland, who passed peacefully away on March 24, 2021, after a lengthy illness at the age of 67.
Predeceased by his parents, William & Rosalie Skinner, sisters Elizabeth Snook and Minnie Skinner.
Leaving to mourn, his wife of 44 years Phyllis (nee Hicks), daughters Vanessa (Darryl Decker), Nikita (David Waterman), Granddaughter Emma Waterman (Poppy's Pride and Joy). His brothers, Charlie (Joan), Tom, Morgan (Merina), Greg (Idryn), Barry (Cathy), Terry (Suzanne), & sister Trixie.
He will also be remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended Hicks family, Ron (Robin), Terry (Sheila), Donna (Colin Blackmore), Bob (Sherry), Kay (Gerard Rumbolt), Tzena, and along with so many dear friends.
Billy was a very fun loving man who enjoyed fishing, hunting, ski-dooing, boating and watching sports. Took pride in his community gardens, where he would take a drive practically every day to see if his potato plants grew an inch overnight. He loved to see company come, have a sing a-long, play spoons, whistle or strum on an old broom like he was playing guitar. He loved to laugh and tell stories/jokes.
He was one of a kind!
A celebration of Billy's life will be held at a later date.



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March 29, 2021

Lisa Hinks lit a candle

“Sending heartfelt sympathy to all the family. May your beautiful memories bring some comfort to you during this difficult time.”

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March 29, 2021

Renee Skinner planted 1 tree

“In loving memory of William Joseph Skinner, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.”

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April 1, 2021

John Greene wrote a sympathy message

“So sorry to hear of Bill's passing, a good man who cherished his family and friends...Bless all your family...Condolences, Rest In Peace...Bill....John Greene”

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April 1, 2021

Carolyn Tobin wrote a sympathy message

“Sorry to hear about Bills passing. Condolences to the family. Had a lot of good laughs working with Bill and playing darts. RIP my friend.”

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March 31, 2021

Holly Pynn Osborne wrote a sympathy message

“So very sorry to hear of Bills passing. Our condolences to the family. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. Holly & Todd”

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March 29, 2021

Calvin Drover wrote a sympathy message

“Thinking of Phylis and all the family during this difficult time. We have lots of good memories of Bill that we will always cherish.”

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March 29, 2021

Albert Randell wrote a sympathy message

“Phyllis & Family, Extending our deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow, may beautiful memories comfort you today and may these memories bring an everlasting peace.God Bless. We have fond memories of Bill when he visited Hampden and also heard many stories about him from my brother in Labrador City and stories from his good friend Brian Eveleigh.Again,our deepest sympathy. Albert,Joe & Ruby Randell Hampden,NL”

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March 29, 2021

Paula Peckham and family wrote a sympathy message

“In loving memory of William Joseph Skinner, Phyliss and family I was so sorry to hear about Billy. I pray that all your precious memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. 🙏”

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March 29, 2021

Christie Smith wrote a sympathy message

“Deepest sympathy Phyllis and family! Alan & Christie Smith”

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March 29, 2021

Jenny Myers wrote a sympathy message

“Phyllis and family, we are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Jenny and Brian Myers”

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March 29, 2021

Arlene Foster wrote a sympathy message

“So Sorry for your loss. Deepest Sympathy Phyllis and Family Derek & Arlene Sharpe”

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March 29, 2021

Brian Eveleigh wrote a sympathy message

“Sending our condolences to Phyllis and family...remembering all the great times we had together..our trips to Esker, Caribou hunting, moose hunting, fishing trips...he was a great buddy...rest in peace my friend”

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March 29, 2021

Richard Narduzzi wrote a sympathy message

“My condolences to Phyllis and all the family.Had many a good time with Bill and his spoons and ugly stick.”

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March 29, 2021

Darlene Mouland wrote a sympathy message

“Phyllis and family please accept my sincere condolences. I was very saddened to hear of Billy’s passing. Spent many Friday nights socializing with Billy while he played the spoons and we had our sing a longs. He was all about having a bit of fun. He will be missed.”

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March 29, 2021

Elaine Kendall wrote a sympathy message

“Hi Phyllis, Vanessa, and Nikita: Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Billy’s zest for life, humour, and love of a party was a bright light in any room. He was loved by many, especially Aunt Trese. I hope you find comfort in the many happy memories you have of him. Again, my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences. Love and hugs to all! Elaine DRAKE”

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