Skippen, Jean Ann

Jean Ann Skippen of Meaford passed away at the Meaford General Hospital on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at the age of 84.

Born in Meaford on June 6th 1938 to the late Alexander and Lillie (nee Fox) Campbell.

Survived by her devoted husband Ivan Skippen of Meaford, son Robert Skippen (Lynn) of Meaford and daughter Charlene MacDonnell (Bev) of Owen Sound.

Dearly loved grandma of Whitney Shaw (Brad), Colton Skippen (Heather), Adam MacDonnell (Amanda) and Michelle MacDonnell.  Proud great grandma to Kellen, Baylor, Brielle, Abigail and Alexander.

Remembered fondly by brothers John Campbell (Sharon) and Robert Campbell (Alva) and sister Brenda Doran (Floyd) and sister-in-law of Doris Skippen as well as many nieces and nephews and their families.

Predeceased by her parents, brother-in-law Eldon Skippen and parents-in-law Wallace and Velma Skippen.

Jean Ann worked for the Bank of Montreal for 30 years (1966-1996) helping customers with their financial needs.  She has spent 65 years of marriage at Minniehill and since retirement, she and Ivan spent endless hours in their beautiful gardens.

Jean Ann’s family will receive friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 1 until 3 p.m. A private family interment will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Visiting at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford from 1 until 3 p.m.

Private Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford, ON

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation
Make a donation in memory of Jean Ann Skippen


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Tom and Verna Wilcox
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Sincere condolences to Ivan, Bob, Charlene and families. Cherish your memories

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  2. Cherie Ron Murray
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Thought and prayers to all going through this difficult time
    God bless all

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  3. Donna Brown
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Deepest sympathy to Ivan, Charlene, Bob & their families. Also Jean Ann’s siblings, Jack, Brenda, Bob & families. She was a thoughtful, fun and a best friend for 62 years. Will surely be missed. She is at peace now.

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  4. Fran Austin
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    My sincere sympathy to Ivan, Bob and Charlene , also to the Campbell and Skippen families and all the friends. I remember JeanAnn at the bank. She certainly was accomplished in her work. I have so many fond memories of the Skippen family at Minniehill.

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  5. Coreen Clarke
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Our condolances to the Skippen and Campbell families. Jim and Coreen

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  6. Bob Munroe
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    My deepest condolences to Ivan, Bob and Charlene. I have the fondest memories of visiting Jean Ann and you guys out on the farm and of course the countless times she would joke with me at the Bank of Montreal. She will be dearly missed.

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  7. Orville & Sue Boyd
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    To The Skippen and Campbell Families,
    We are saddened to hear of Jean Ann’s passing. She will be missed by so many. May all of your great memories help you through this very sad time.

    Sincerely,
    Orville & Sue Boyd

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  8. J Wilson
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Ivan & Family….we are so very sorry to hear about Jean Ann. Lots of memories of both of you with Wes and Iris. Thinking of all of you at this very difficult time.
    Kate Shakell and Janice Shakell-Wilson

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  9. Jean Willoughby
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Sorry to hear of Jean Ann’s passing. We have good memories of the Skippen and Campbell families.
    Thinking of you all.
    Tony & Jean

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  10. Judy korley
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    My condolences to the Skippen and Campbell families

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  11. Gary & Lori Carscadden
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Our deepest sympathy to the family at their time of sorrow.

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  12. Allan & Rosemary Beange
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Dear Ivan, Bob, Charlene, Brenda, Jack, Bob and all the Campbell, Skippen families,
    Our sincere condolence to you on the passing of Jean Ann. Cherish your wonderful memories It was nice to visit with Ivan last weekend when we were up to Meaford. May she Rest In Peace.
    Allan& Rosemary

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  13. Terry & Diane Haines
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Our deepest condolences to Ivan, Charlene, Bob and families. Cherish all your wonderful memories. I have lots of fun memories working with Jean Ann at BMO. May she now rest in peace.

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  14. Rick and Bonnie almas
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Bob , Charlene and families, we are so sorry to hear of Jean Ann’s passing , she was a great lady, our hearts and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  15. Isabelle Ridd
    Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Ivan, Bob, Charlene and families

    I am so sorry to hear about Jean Ann.
    Your family, like my family and many others were part of
    “Minniehill”, a close knit community. We were all friends. She loved to sew
    and helped my Mom many times with difficult sewing projects.
    Please know that my family had great respect for her.
    Thinking of you.

    Isabelle

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  16. Ann and Sharon Crawford
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    Our deepest sympathies to hear about Jean Ann. Thinking about all of you during this difficult time.

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  17. Linda Teed
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    Ivan,Bob and Charlene
    My heart goes out to you and your families at this time. Jean Ann was such a lovely lady, always with a smile and came down to the store for years to have a visit and tea. Seeing her at dances, never forgotten
    Linda Teed

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  18. Ken & Carol Ormsby
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    Ken and I I both worked with Jean Ann at BMO and had had many laughs. She was a great gardener and we had many chats about her trees and flowers. Cherish your memories. Our deepest condolences…..

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  19. George Reid and Cathy Prince Reid
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    Jean Ann always had a pleasant smile to greet us each year we visited her and Ivan to marvel at their beautiful garden. Sincerest sympathy Bob and family.
    George and Cathy

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  20. Kirby Dunlop
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    Sorry for your loss. My condolences to Bob and Lynn and families.

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  21. Dennis an Brenda Ormsby
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    Our condolences to the Skippen and Campbell familys. Rip Jean Ann

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  22. Lori (Reekie) Adams
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    I will always have a special place for Jean Ann, she was my first mentor. I did my high school co-op placement at BMO and she was my go to girl! I have had many cherished moments chatting with her over the years. Miss you much!

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  23. Wendy ROGERS
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    Ivan, Bob, Charlene and families; So sorry to hear of Jean Ann’s passing. She was such a talented lady in so many things. Jean Ann gave us a crochet Xmas ornament which I still decorate the tree with, and her gardens were always beautiful.

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  24. Tom and Lynn Carbert
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    Our condolences to the Skippen and Campbell families. Her pleasant smile will be truly missed.

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  25. Paul & Sharon Dunn
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    Many happy and good memories of Jean Ann and Ivan. The way they danced together was just amazing and they continued to dance through life together. Our heartfelt condolences to the Skippen and Campbell families, cherish all the wonderfull memories.

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  26. Peggy & Bill Thompson
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    Our condolences to the family. Jean Ann was a lovely lady and she will be missed. May she rest in peace

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  27. Beverly McIlveen
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    Condolences Robert, Lynn and family.

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  28. Jean Beynon Davidson
    Friday, November 11, 2022

    Sincere condolences to Jean Ann’s family and friends. I loved working with Jean Ann at BMO many, many years ago! I have lots of beautiful memories of the fun times we had! RIP Jean Ann ❤️

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  29. Kate Reid
    Saturday, November 12, 2022

    Sincerest condolences to Ivan, Bob, Charlene and families. Jean Ann and Ivan were the best of neighbours for almost thirty years to George and me and our kids–incredibly helpful, supportive and lots of fun. Jean Ann always loved a laugh, and had a good and generous heart. We will remember her always with great fondness.

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  30. Bev and Marilyn Rutherford
    Saturday, November 12, 2022

    Ivan, we missed seeing you and Jean Ann dancing at the Salmon Spectacular this year. Heard later that Jean Ann was not well and were sorry to hear that. All of you have our deepest sympathy. Time is marching on for all of us.

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  31. Barb Cormack
    Saturday, November 12, 2022

    Charlene and family , sorry for the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you.

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  32. Charlene Ryan.
    Monday, November 14, 2022

    My sincere sympathy to Ivan, Bob, Charlene and all their families. Jean Ann and I had some happy times together, sorry for your loss.

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  33. Helen Merrifield
    Monday, November 14, 2022

    Sincere sympathy to all of Jean’s family. I liked to see Jean and Ivan dance together over the years at many happy functions.

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  34. Robin Emary Rapp
    Monday, November 14, 2022

    I was very sorry to hear of Jean Ann’s passing. My condolences

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  35. Merv and Ellie
    Monday, November 14, 2022

    Our deepest condolences to all the friends and family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Ellie and Merv Smith

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  36. Barb & Rene DeCoste
    Monday, November 14, 2022

    Our sincere condolences to Jean Ann’s family and friends. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Rene and Barb DeCoste

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  37. Bev and Gail Murray
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022

    our sincere sympathy to all your family at this time

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