Sgt Walter W. Skimin, CD (Ret’d)

    • Sgt Walter W. Skimin, CD (Ret’d)
    • RCE EIIR Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Walter W. Skimin, CD (Ret’d) on 27 August 2015 in his 95th year in Calgary AB.

    Walter was born in Toronto ON. He was a WW II veteran having served with the 8th Field Squadron Royal Canadian Engineers, 4th Canadian Armoured Division in Holland, Belgium and Germany and spending an additional year in Europe and England after the war. He re-enlisted in 1951 with the Army Works Services, 15 Works Company, in Toronto as a fire fighter. He later served in Edmonton AB and in Chilliwack BC at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering, and in Calgary AB where he retired in 1968. Walter served as a civilian fire fighter at Canadian Forces Station Ladner BC until 1971 when that station was closed.

    Walter was an active Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branches #233 in Orangeville ON, #276 Kearney ON and #285 Calgary. He also was part of the inaugural youth program at Calgary's Museum of the Regiments and was requested at schools to talk to students about the meaning of Remembrance Day. Walter was immensely proud of his service in the RCE, even marching to “Wings” two days before he died.

    Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary on 1 September. Forward condolences through In living memory of Walter Skimin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary.{dc/gdMar2013kh}