It is with a sad heart that the family of Donald Edward Skuce announce his passing at the age of 68 from a sudden illness on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario. Don was the beloved husband to wife, Angie; and proud father to Joseph and Ben. He was predeceased by his parents, Walton and Gertrude Skuce; and his sister Beverly (Percy) Rowlandson. He is survived by his sisters, Eunice (late Gilbert) Sabourin and Muriel (Bob) Laronde. He was a loving uncle to his many nieces and nephews.
Growing up in Callander, Ontario, Don was an athlete with a competitive spirit and a love for hockey. This love continued though out his life leading him to support local sports and hockey at many levels. In his twenty-five years at the helm of Modern Sales Co-op, he steered the Buying Group to prosperity. He led the development and execution of a marketing and distribution strategy benefiting Modern Sales members from Coast to Coast.
Don's family will receive relatives and friends at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet’s Point Road, Barrie, Ontario on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. There will be a Memorial / Irish Wake on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. at the Barrie Molson Centre, 555 Bayview Drive, Barrie, Ontario. In Don’s memory, donations may be made to Barrie Minor Hockey Association, RVH Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation and are appreciated by the family.