Lewis passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side at Chapman House Hospice in Owen Sound, on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Born in Meaford, on May 27, 1936, Lewis Wilbert Skippen of Owen Sound, was in his 85th year.
Beloved husband and best friend for 57 years of Ruth (née Bumstead) Skippen. Loving father of Anne Gordon (George) of Owen Sound, Murray Skippen of Alberta, Tom Skippen of Guelph, Paul Skippen (Rob) of Port Credit and Randy Skippen (Jess) of Australia. Cherished Grandpa of Ryan, Lorenda, Chelsey, Nathan, Robert, Emilié, Andrew, Jeremy, Ronan, Meriel, Rayne, Tayge and Ethan.
Visitation will be held at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Thursday, September 10th from 5 - 8 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, 50 people will be allowed in the building at any given time, and visitors are asked to wear a mask and follow physical distancing rules. A private funeral service to celebrate Lewis’ life will be held in the funeral home on Friday, September 11th at 11 a.m. Friends are welcome to watch the service via livestream by selecting the ‘LIVE STREAMING’ menu option at the top right corner of the funeral home website (woodfuneralhome.ca). Interment will follow at McLean’s Cemetery in Bognor.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Chapman House Hospice or McLean’s Cemetery are appreciated and can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent by visiting Lewis’ memorial at www.woodfuneralhome.ca