Heather Maureen Skanes

Passed 05/24/2023


Obituary For Heather Maureen Skanes

It is with profound grief and sadness that the Skanes family announces her sudden passing at home on May 24th, 2023. The daughter of the late Roy and Cornelia (Dorey) Logan, she was predeceased by her brothers Roy and Donnie.

Left to mourn are Woody, her loving and devoted husband of 54 years, and her adoring children Kevin (daughter in-law Amanda Hughes), John (Andrea Mariner), and Michelle (Stephen Sparkes) along with her pride and joy, grandchildren Emmett, Ava, Livia, Claire, and Jillian. She is also survived by her sister Lana Bergstrom (Arden), brother Wayne Logan (Kim), and sisters in law Jackie Logan and Vicki Jefferson-Logan.

Heather grew up in a military family which gave her the unique qualifications to become the consummate military wife that took her from coast to coast in support of Woody’s career. She quietly and efficiently made a safe and loving home for her family at each new posting. She was the glue that kept her family close and every single day she made wonderful loving memories that we now cherish and hold dear.

Upon Woody’s retirement the family relocated to Halifax where she resumed her career as a dedicated civil servant completing a 25-year career with the RCMP.

Heather was a devoted wife, an incredible mother and an outstanding grandmother. She was lovingly referred to as Nanny and Little Nan. She was small in stature, but she left the imprint of a giant everywhere she went. She had an abiding love for animals and was on a first name basis with all her little canine friends in the neighbourhood, especially Lulu, Georgie, Audrey, and Violet.

Mom was strong in her faith and even though we were not ready to let her go, we take comfort in knowing she was ready when she was called home by her lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

Cremation has taken place and there will be a funeral service on June 9th at 11:00am at St. John the Evangelist Anglican church in Middle Sackville. Condolences can be made at and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to bursary fund

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  • 06/14/2023

    I knew Heather when working at the Halifax Lab. A very sweet lady and always friendly. Rest in Peace Heather.

  • 06/09/2023

    My sincere condolences to the family. I worked with Heather at the Forensic laboratory and she was so kind, thoughtful and will remember the lunches we had, always smiling. RIP

  • 06/09/2023

    To Woody and family: I was saddened to read of Heather's passing in an online post. I worked in the Forensic Lab during her time there. She was always smiling and in good humour. She was a very welcome addition to the Lab family. My sincere condolences to all of you. I have many memories of interesting and funny conversations with her. May your memories help you all through this difficult time.

  • 06/09/2023

    We are sending all of you much love and strength! ❤️ Heather was the kindest woman. She loved so many of us know matter what! Love the Boutilier's (Kristy, Rick, Theryn, Drew)

  • 06/05/2023

    We are so sorry and we are sending all of our love and prayers to the whole family. Our hearts break for your sadness and hope your beautiful memories will help you through this painful time. Love, Mrs. Landry Reid and Kaeden

  • 06/02/2023

    Woody, My deepest condolences. Good Buddy. We are and always will be good friends and army buddies forever love ya man Be strong Gerry Nash

  • 06/01/2023

    My deepest sympathy to Woody & family & all of Heather's friends. May the precious memories you hold in your heart , comfort you in the days ahead . God Bless , R.I.P. Heather & soar with the angels ..Maureen- Galway- Connors

  • 06/01/2023

    Woody and family, Sending our sincere condolences on Heather's passing. God bless. Dave and Ruth Lamb

  • 06/01/2023

    I had the honour of getting to know Heather from her days working the the RCMP Forensic Lab in Halifax. She was such a beautiful lady, inside and out and always had a smile on her face, especially when she spoke of her family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  • 06/01/2023

    Woody and family we so sad to read of Heather's passing she was a wonderful person always smiling Gerry and Sharon Nash

  • 05/31/2023

    Sorry for your loss she was a wonderful cousin always had a smile she will be greatly missed .

  • 05/30/2023

    Michelle & family, I am so very sorry for your sudden loss. My heart goes out to you all. She sounds like a wonderful women who was very loved and will be missed dearly. My deepest sympathies. Sylvia C

  • 05/30/2023

    Woody, Michelle, Kevin and John, I am so very sorry for the loss of Heather (Mama Skanes). She was truly an amazing person. She will be missed. Love to you all ♥️

  • 05/30/2023

    Sending our deepest sympathy to Kevin, Emmett and the rest if your family. We are praying for you all at this very difficult time. Scott, Juanita, Ashley, and Brett Hughes

  • 05/30/2023

    John,Andrea and Family Byron and I send our deepest condolences.Thinking of you. Byron Janet Amirault

  • 05/30/2023

    Heather was wonderful to work with at the forensic lab. She always had a welcome smile and I remember having many Friday lunches at the Look Ho Ho restaurant. The food was fine but the conversation with her was better. It was always so nice. I will miss her. Wallace and Yvette Ward

  • 05/30/2023

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shane's family in this time of loss. Heather was a wonderful woman and will be missed. Love to all, Audrey & Erwyn Lewis & Family

  • 05/29/2023

    Deepest condolences to your family with the passing of your mother , wife sister , Grandmother and aunt as well as a cousin to many of us . Our heartfelt sympathy we share in your time of sorrow.

  • 05/29/2023

    Dear Michelle and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss, sending love and prayers during this sad time.

  • 05/29/2023

    Michelle, Woody, Kevin and John- God's ways are sometimes mysterious; We do not understand this pain and loss, But we trust and have faith that God's way is perfect. Psalm 34:18 says that the Lord is close to the broken-hearted and delivers those whose spirit has been crushed. Just know that you are not alone on this journey of grief. With deepest sympathy, Elsie

  • 05/29/2023

    Heather was one of the sweetest people I know. I remember Art and I going to N.B. for a visit to see her and Woody. We had a lot of laughs and Heather always had a beautiful smile. She will be missed RIP Heather. XO

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