Lionel Thomas Skilton

Mar 18, 1934 – Nov 17, 2017
After a courageous battle with cancer, Lionel passed away peacefully at home.

He will be missed by his two sons, Peter (Nina) and Richard (Linda), five grandchildren; Danielle and her mother Shannon, Michael (Jenn), Catherine, Paul (Amy), and Lydia (Tyrone), as well as six great-grandchildren.

Born in Plymouth England, Lionel completed a boat building apprenticeship  prior to serving 22 years in the Royal Marines, retiring with the rank of Colour Sergeant, before returning to his boat building roots, both in England and eventually at the local boat works on Quadra Island.


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