Jessie Skelton

Skelton- Elizabeth Jessie Skelton (nee Richardson) passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 97 years, 8 months and 29 days. She was the beloved wife of Walter Richard Skelton and the only child of George Alexander Hall Richardson and Mary Cobban Richardson (nee Carnegie). Jessie was predeceased by her husband Walter in 1969, her parents George in 1940, Mary in 1966 and by her second son David Arnold Skelton in 1972. Mourned by her children; Richard George Skelton (Eulalia) of La Coruna, Spain, Penelope Anne Ashdown (Most Rev. Archbishop David Ashdown) of Kenora, Ontario and Walter Michael Skelton (Brooke) of Waterloo, Ontario. Eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren ant two great great-grandchildren also survive. Jessie enjoyed a long and full life. A long time member of the Girl Guides in Sarnia and Corunna, Jessie eventually served as District Commissioner. She was active in her church, loved to garden and to collect and repair dolls. Her travels in earlier years along with her photography were extensive. A long time resident of the Corunna area Jessie moved to the assisted care wing of Rosewood Manor four years ago. Many thanks go to the staff of Rosewood Manor who provided Jessie with a quality life in her final years. Special thanks to the nurses of Surgery B at Bluewater Health for their attention to Jessie in her final week of life. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home 588 St. Clair Parkway Corunna on Monday January 23, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service for Jessie will be held at All Saints Church- Corunna (Christ Church) corner of Hill and Lyndoch Streets on Tuesday January 24, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. with The Rev. Canon Nick Wells officiating. Interment will follow in Sutherland Cemetery, Courtright. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Girl Guides of Canada or to the charity of one’s choice. Messages and condolences may be left online @ Knight 519-862-2845.

Visitation Information

Monday January 23, 2012 from 7-9 p.m.


Girl Guides of Canada or Charity of One's Choice

Funeral Date

11:30 a.m. Tuesday from All Saints Church(Christ Church), Corunna

14 thoughts on “Jessie Skelton”

  1. The Rev'd Grace and Bill Anthony

    Know you are in our prayers and thoughts during this particular time of Jessie’s journey. It was a great pleasure to have known Jessie and Walter personally from the time I was a young girl.If we were back home in Port Lambton I would have attended her celebration of life. God’s presence be with you and yours.

    Grace+ and Bill

  2. Wayne and Lorraine McIntosh

    Dear Penny,

    Lorraine and I wanted to express our sympathy at the loss of your mother. We trust that the next few days will provide opportunities to renew friendships and relationships and to share in the love that transcends all things, even death. We hope to see you again soon.

  3. Jacqueline Rundle

    Dear Penny and David and family,
    Gaylord and I send our condolences and prayers to you all during this time of grief. May God keep you close and safe as you travel throughout this difficult time. It looks like your Mom had a long and full life and was blessed to have a daughter like you Penny. Take care and see you soon.

  4. My condolences go to all of you.
    Rest assured she is with our Lord.
    Thoughts and Prayers go to you all.

  5. Megan and John Sanio (Skelton)

    We send our thoughts and prayers. So glad we had a good visit with Aunt Jessie in the Spring. God bless all of you. He will take care of her now.

  6. Barbara & Bruce Murray

    Dear Friends – it is always so difficult to lose a loved one. Please accept our sympathy and know that you are in our prayers. With our love in Christ. Barbara & Bruce

  7. Just a message from the McManus folks. Penny, at least you may recall my parents Adrian and Jean McManus, on the farm down the road from where your mother grew up. I took my Dad to see Jessie a couple of times 2-3 years ago and she was remarkable. We even got out once to sit under the BLuewater Bridge and eat ice cream. I also drove her past the house she grew up in on the 2nd line. It was grand to see how sharp and engaged in living she was.

    (FYI: Dad died March 2011, Mom in 1994.)

    All the best to your family.

    Ruth McManus

  8. I wish to express my sympathy in the loss of your mother. I remember you Michael and Penny from many years ago as we would occasionally meet when our family would visit your mother in her interesting home on the river. My Dad, Adrian, always kept Jessie in his thoughts and had many good memories of her in their childhood of school, sunday school, and just being good friends from the same farm neighbourhood. I remember her as an interesting, smart, and well travelled lady. We will miss her. Perhaps Dad and her can get caught up now with the latest news.

    I hope all of you are well and enjoying life to the fullest.


  9. Penny & David;
    My condolences to you both on the death of your mother,(in-law). Mothers are mothers regardless of age. She clearly led a long and good life, and that will be something for which you can be grateful. She will always be with you, in your hearts and memories.

    May God’s peace envelope you and other members of your family at this time.


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