Obituary of Grant Leroy Skippen
Grant Leroy Skippen
(April 14, 1935 - August 24, 2021)
Grant Leroy Skippen of Camrose, AB, formerly of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at the age of 86 years.
Grant was born in the small town of Cadomin, Alberta but moved to Calgary when he was five. It was there while growing up on the banks of the Bow River that he developed a lifelong passion for fishing. Grant simply loved fishing and camping which he enjoyed until his eighties.
Grant played and coached sports of all kinds including senior hockey and fastball. Some of his fondest memories are his years spent with the Camrose Goodtimers teams. He was an avid supporter of his beloved Calgary Stampeders and Flames and was sure to wear his red and white colours with pride in the heart of Oiler country.
Grant was on Camrose city council as an alderman for two terms. He loved people and treasured the many friends he made in every community he lived and worked in.
Grant loved his family and really was in his glory when his grandkids were around. He liked nothing better than attending their sports games, Christmas concerts, school plays, birthdays and family gatherings.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Doris; son Doug (Patty) of Sherwood Park; daughter Karen Davis of Fort Saskatchewan; grandchildren Kara, Lindy, Nicole, Derek and Kevin; and great-grandchildren Hadley and Oaklyn.
Grant was predeceased by his sister Wilma Birchill.
His funeral was held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from the Messiah Lutheran Church, with Rev. Bev Swanson officiating.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Grant's memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, or to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta.