Terence Herald Skirten

Passed 06/06/2024


Obituary For Terence Herald Skirten

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Terence Herald Skirten on June 6th, 2024 at the age of 74. Terry lived in Lower Sackville with his loving wife Janice and raised three amazing children.

Terry was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He enjoyed driving his Ford Ranger to Dooly’s to play pool and “shoot the shit” with friends old and new. In his spare time Terry divided his energy between his passion and joys, which were many. Woodworking, watching “Corrie”, crosswords in the morning with a cup of coffee, antique and novelty hunting for special finds, spending time with family, Friday night pizza nights, and passing his knowledge onto his beloved grandkids. His involvement with the legion and volunteer service with Meals-on-Wheels gave him great joy and a closer connection to his community. Never shy to share a dirty joke or sarcastic comment, he brought a smile to the faces of many.

He served in the military from 1968-2001 in the medical field followed by 15 years in public service as a PMed Tech. His peacekeeping efforts brought him to many corners of the world and was an endless source of pride for his entire family.

He is survived by his loving wife Janice Skirten (Whitman), daughters Tania and Kimberley, son Tony, grandkids Mason, Dawson, Lucas and Kierann, brother Jim (Nancy), sister Cathy, nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents Harry and Agnes, and brother Alan.

He will be forever loved, always missed, and never forgotten. A celebration of life will be held June 14 from 2 to 5:30pm at his home 1349 Riverside Dr, Lower Sackville.

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  • 06/26/2024

    I remember Terry well as we were on the same Recruit Training course, 6817. He was always bright and witty and lots of fun to be around. It has been a real pleasure knowing and serving with Terry. My sincere condolences to the family. RIP Terry

  • 06/24/2024

    So sorry to hear of Terry's passing, my condolences to his wife, Jan and their children. Rest in peace, Terry.

  • 06/20/2024

    Our sincere condolences to Janice, family and friends, so sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Terry. Gone too soon.

  • 06/15/2024

    Many fun memories of Terry in our school days. Always kind mixed in with a great sense of humour. So very sorry to hear of his passing. Deepest sympathy to Janice and family.

  • 06/13/2024

    Tania, Kim and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  • 06/12/2024

  • 06/12/2024

    It was so very sad to here of your passing Terry. Thank you my dear and cherished friend for you love and kindness and mentorship as a budding Preventive Medicine Tech. You helped shape my life and career. Terry was my boss and mentor for a good few years while we served in Halifx. More importantly though Terry was a close and loved friend. Terry and Jan that is, and by extension the family. Terry and I had many a good laugh and fun times. We did woodworking as a hobby at the shop in Shearwater. A few wobbly pops there too. Lol Jan and the family, my deepest condolences. My heart goes out to you all. Terry left prescious impressions in my life and career. I will cherish our friendship and times together till I draw my last breath. God Bless you all. I love you dearly. So long ol friend. Thank you buddy. Scott Newman

  • 06/11/2024

    RIP old friend. I remember many good days working together in Halifax, and lots of great stories. My condolences to the entire family.

  • 06/11/2024

    Terry was more than a patron at Dooly's; he was a cherished friend who filled our space with laughter, stories, and camaraderie. To Terry's loving family and friends, our heartfelt condolences go out to you. Terry's passion for life, his humour, his compassion, and his generosity touched us all deeply. He will be missed but never forgotten. With deepest sympathy and warmest thoughts, The Staff at Dooly's

  • 06/09/2024

    Janice my thoughts are with you during this time. I served with Terry several times He was a great person and teacher Chris MacEachern

  • 06/09/2024

    This is so sad, I have known Terry for my entire time in the military beginning in the early seventies at Stad. R.I.P. old friend, you will be missed. Mike McKinnon

  • 06/08/2024

    Hugs, Jan. So sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Many fond memories. Carol Redden.

  • 06/08/2024

    So very sorry Janice and family to read of Terry's passing. You two were an amazing couple and created a wonderful life and family together. Love and condolences, Wanda Weeks MacInnes

  • 06/08/2024

    So sad to hear may you R.I.P. sailor.

  • 06/08/2024

    I would like to send my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. He was an amazing human who always made me feel welcome when I was younger and hanging out with Kim. I hope you can all find peace and support through the love you all share for each other. Sending hugs and prayers for you all. Roseana Crewe

  • 06/08/2024

    So sorry to hear of Terry's passing. My sincere condolences to you, Janice, and your family. It's been many years since I've seen you and Terry but our school days together have come to mind many times and made me smile. I know that all your precious memories and the love and support of family and friends will see you through this difficult time. Jo-Ann (Dort) Parsons

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