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Friday February 9, 2018

JOAN HELEN SKELTON


Born March 30, 1924 in
Kingston and died peacefully
at home in Collingwood on
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at
age 93.
   Joan, beloved wife of Clifford
Winston, loved her family,
son, Paul (Nancy);
grandchildren, Michael (Lila)
and Christopher; and
daughter, Penny. Her life was
made complete by her love of
the succession of Afghan
Hounds that trooped through
her home.
   She is the last of the Nicklin
clan, she was predeceased by
her brother, Jim (1995); and
sister, Rev. Canon Elizabeth
Nicklin (Sister Benedetta CSC)
(2012)
Her life was packed with
family, friends and business.
As co-owner of Skelton
Galleries/Crow's Nest Books
& Gifts she worked side by
side with her husband, Cliff,
and daughter, Penny.
   Raised in Toronto, she
attended Normal Model
School and began her
business career at Proctor &
Gamble. Later when working
at General Foods she met Cliff
and married in 1951.
   In 1957 a decision was made
to 'escape the city', the
family moved to Collingwood
where Cliff worked at
Kaufman Furniture and she
was busy raising two active
and precocious children.
   One day in 1967 the
opportunity to open their
own business came along,
they bought a building and
began to create a retail
business based on their
passions - books, imported
gifts, stationery and original
art. Following Cliff's death in
1996 Joan continued to work
until she semi-retired in 2012.
   The family would like to thank
Dr. Mark Enright, Tracy and
Amanda (St. Elizabeth's
Nurses), Molly and Mary Jane
(PSW's with CBI) for their care
and attention. We would like
to share a special thank you
with the Bakery Department
of our local Sobey's -
accomodating Mom's passion
for lemon danishes by the
dozen!
Donations in memory of Joan
may be made to the Georgian
Triangle Humane Society.
   Funeral Service will be held at
All Saint's Anglican Church, 32
Elgin Street, Collingwood on
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at
1:00 p.m. Reception to follow
in Harrison Hall.
Arrangements entrusted to
Fawcett Funeral Home -
Collingwood.
  

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