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Ed Skinner

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April 25th, 1960 - February 19, 2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved husband and father, Ed Skinner, at the age of 62 years on February 19, 2023.


He was predeceased by his father, George Skinner, and leaves behind his mother, Marion Skinner, brothers Geordie (late wife Carol, and children Caitlin & Alex) and Harold (Ruth, and children Raymond & Grant), and sister Liz. He will be deeply missed by the love of his life, Nicki (Sedun), and sons Jordan, and Keelan (Bree, and grandchildren Remi, Radley, and Riarsyn) and Taran, as well as many close relatives on both sides of their families.

Ed was born on April 25th, 1960 in Vancouver, B.C.. As a young boy, his family lived in several Canadian cities, eventually settling in Fort Garry, Winnipeg. He attended Vincent Massey High School, and then went on to study economics at the University of Manitoba. Ed was a proud member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and it was this time in his life when he met Nicki. They married in 1986, and they have been inseparable ever since.  

Ed worked in the family business right out of school, eventually leading to a long career in the building material industry. He worked in management for several reputable companies, including Hilti, Fastenal, Guardian, Epak, and his most recent employer, Red River Lumber. Ed was an incredibly loving friend and co-worker, and generous with his time and support. He always took time to listen, advise, and help out. You would be lucky to have Ed as your friend.

Ed was an amazing dad, always there for his sons, whether it be coaching their sport teams, helping them with renovations, or just giving them guidance whenever they called him which was often. He was a fantastic cook and baker, and he loved hosting family and friend get-togethers.


Ed had a passion for renovating, he loved to work on the cottage and the house. One of his favorite memories was the summer he renovated his family's cottage at Matlock with his boys


His “happy place” was spending time at the lake with Nicki, where he enjoyed working on his puzzles, reading, watching movies, and taking in the beautiful sunsets at Grand Marais.  

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor Ed can make a donation to the Manitoba Heart & Stroke Foundation. Please note that a celebration of Ed’s life will be held at a later date.

"And then suddenly you were gone although I knew you might go someday... the only thought running through my mind was I wanted more time. It was too soon.



Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 -

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