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Doris Skinner

November 24, 1929 ~ February 24, 2021 (age 91)

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The family of the late Doris Skinner age 91 of Yorkton, SK widow of the late Ronald Skinner regretfully announce her passing on Feb. 24, 2021.  In following with Doris' wishes a private graveside service will be held on March 3, 2021 with Shelly Morris officiating.

SKINNER, Sara Doris (nee Thorarinson)

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Sara Doris Skinner of Yorkton SK, beloved widow and mother of three children, passed away at 91 years of age.

Doris was born on November 24, 1929 in Winnipegosis, MB to Alexander and Rigmor Doris (Gislason) Thorarinson. While working as a Dental Assistant in Winnipeg, MB, she met the love

of her life, Ronald Leigh Skinner. They married on November 19, 1949, soon moving to Yorkton SK in 1950, where Ron and Doris raised two daughters, Leanna and Kimberley, and one son,


Doris was the “Wind Beneath Our Wings”. First in her heart, always, was her husband Ron –who adored her in equal measure. She was always there for her husband, children and

grandchildren, loving, supporting and participating in all of their lives. She was known for her kindness, amazing sense of humour, twinkling blue eyes and infectious smile.

Doris was an exceptional artist, leaving a beautiful legacy of oil paintings. She shared her husband’s love of music, was an amazing seamstress, and mastered many other artistic

pursuits. She participated in the family businesses, church and other community organizations. She travelled extensively with her husband, and loved their winter home in Maui.

Doris was preceded in death by her father Alexander in 1949, mother Doris in 1989, husband Ronald L. in 2003, and daughter Leanna in 2021. She was also predeceased by brothers Karl,

Richard, Alexander, and sisters Karitas, Maxine Johnson, Carita Ditchfield, and all of her many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

She will be forever missed by her daughter Kimberley South (Jim), son Ronald Skinner (Gaylene), son-in-law John Neufeld, grandsons Regan South (Charlotte), Morgan South

(Natalie), Owen South, Ronald J. Skinner (Brianna), granddaughters Ronna Herman (Bryan), Whitney Merchant (Carl), great-grandsons Layton Herman, Jaxson South, Liam South, Nolan

South, Carson South; great-granddaughters Summer Herman, Preslee South, Rheia Skinner. She will also be lovingly remembered by her brother Gene Thorarinson, sister Roxanne Ireland,

several cousins, and many nieces and nephews.

A service will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 with family only in attendance. Friends so wishing may make donations in memory of Doris to The Health Foundation of East Central

Saskatchewan, 41 Betts Ave, Yorkton SK S3N 1M1.

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