Obituary of Muriel Georgina Skinner
NEW GLASGOW – Muriel Georgina Skinner, 92, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, February 9, 2022, in the Villa.
Born in Isaac’s Harbour North, she was a daughter of the late Frank Leslie and Effie Ivilla (Clyburne) MacDonald. Muriel was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow and Catherine Mair Missionary Society. A member of Clan Donald, she had a keen interest in her Scottish ancestry, which included studying Gaelic and all things Scottish. Muriel was a member of the 55 Plus Club where she enjoyed playing the ukulele and line dancing. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who leaves a legacy of love.
Surviving are her daughter, Dorothy (Brian) Ostroski, Moncton, N.B.; sons, Colin, New Glasgow; David (Kelli), New Glasgow; Wade (Lori), Clyde River; grandchildren, Jared Ostroski, Sara Skinner (Brian Winger), Matthew and Justin Skinner; great-grandsons, Conrad and Ian Winger; niece, Lorna Kennedy; several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John C. H. Skinner; sister, Lydia Graham and Elizabeth Kennedy; twin brothers, Paul and Alexander.
A private funeral service will be held in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. (Invited guests are invited to arrive after 10 a.m. for visitation with funeral service beginning at 11 a.m.) Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, East River St. Mary’s.
Donations may be made in Muriel’s memory to First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow or Pictou County SPCA. (To donate online, please click on the underlined.)
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