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Obituary of Ryan Harold Skinner

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, son, brother, father, and friend on March 1, 2024, at the age of 52. He fought a courageous short battle with cancer, surrounded by his family who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest. Born on June 12, 1971, in Halifax Ryan graduated from Millwood High School and went on to attend NSCC for Plumbing / Pipe Trades. He completed his blocks/levels to achieve his Red Seal in Plumbing, Pipefitter, and Steamfitter / Gas Fitter. He was a member of the UA Local 56, Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. He loved the path to become a journeyman and enjoyed being able to pass on knowledge and mentor apprentices who worked by his side. Ryan was a dedicated tradesman. He became part of the Atlantic Apprenticeship Advisory Committee (AAAC) and the Atlantic Trade Advisory Committee (ATAC) where he enjoyed the participation of trade trends, site challenges, exam questions and regulations while working toward the Red Seal Occupational Standard. He took great pride in being a part of the future of his trade. Safety was always his top priority. He was passionate about his work, was always positively contributing to organizational change and made many lifelong friendships. Ryan was generous and passionate about giving back, he gave individuals the benefit of the doubt and was always willing to help in any way he could. He loved to spend time outdoors puttering around the yard and spending time ATVing with his buddies. He had a love of old things and listening to documentaries. You could often find Ryan working on projects around the house, from fixing things, renovating rooms, landscaping the yard to building his new garage. He was always there for his family. He was an amazing husband and father who provided support and encouragement while always providing unconditional love and inspiration. His daughters were his pride and joy and had a special bond with each one. He instilled values of integrity and hard work. Our hearts are broken. Ryan is survived by his cherished wife and best friend of 29 years, Jennifer who stood by his side throughout this journey. He is also survived by his mother Belinda Goodwin-Collins and stepfather Christian Collins and father Alexander Skinner(Valorie). He will miss his beautiful daughters, Morgen, Olivia, and Mya. He is also survived by his sister Daphne Williamson and brother Dominique Skinner along with dearly loved nephew Jordan “JD” Collins-Morris and other nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents. The family would like to give our sincerest gratitude to all the doctors and nurses who attended to Ryan at the time of his need. Special thanks to the kind staff on 5A, Oncology Department, Thoracic Surgery and Chemotherapy Unit of Victoria General Hospital for their kindness, thoughts, supports, dedication, compassion, and professionalism. An exceptional thank you to Dr. Stephanie Snow and nurse Beth. Ryan loved her honesty and kindness, and knew she was a good match from day one. He was always a fighter and fought to the very end. He will be forever remembered and greatly missed. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at The Links at Brunello located at 120 Brunello Blvd, Timberlea, NS.

Celebration of Life

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, March 8, 2024
The Links at Brunello
120 Brunello Blvd
Timberlea, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Ryan Skinner

1971 - 2024

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