1927 – 2020
Robert George Skidmore, born on December 28, 1927, entered into the presence of his Lord on April 5th, 2020, having lived a life full of wisdom and godly devotion. His children, Daniel and Heather, will remember him with love for his constant encouragement and support, and his steadfast, unwavering, and practical faith. Dad taught us the value of both a good education and checking the oil in the car. He was a runner all his life, and loved a good race or a jog down a country road. He taught us to skate, catch a ball, parallel park, balance a cheque book, and that a person’s value was found in their honesty, not material wealth. He was a loving Papa to Joshua, Benjamin, and Andrew, always proud of their accomplishments and milestones, and they will always have “Bob Up In Canada” in their hearts and memories.
Six years after the loss of his wife Elinore, Dad found a second blessing by marrying Ruth, blending the two families into one. She and her children, Barry Sawatsky (Sonya), Alma Johnston (Gary), Mark Sawatsky (Briget), and Tara Plamondon (Chris), along with their children, will also fondly remember Dad for his wit, conversations about world events, and genuine interest in their lives. He cared quietly, but deeply.
Dad leaves numerous family members and friends behind to remember him, and the family would like to express their appreciation for the outpouring of love and words of kindness shown to us in the days leading up to his passing. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Rio Grande Bible College, 2005 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2N 4P1. Due to the current pandemic concerns, no funeral will be held at this time. There will be a public viewing on Wednesday, April 8, at Victory Baptist Church, 3428 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, between the hours of 3:00 o’clock and 7:00 p.m. One family at a time will be allowed into the building. There will be a private family interment on Thursday, April 9, with a “celebration of life” service at a later date.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the doctors, nurses and other staff, for the special care given to Bob, both at Grace Hospital and Misericordia Centre.Print This Obituary & Condolences