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82 Pine Street
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 2N7
182 Mill Street
Creemore, ON
L0M 1G0
Joan Skelton
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1924 - 2018
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Obituary for Joan Skelton

Joan  Skelton
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), 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 Cliffs 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.
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