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19 comments on “Mary Skinner”

  1. Dear Jenni, Andy, Amelia, Ruby and the whole Skinner family,

    I got to know your mum through your shared memories and lovely poem. It was beautiful.

    Thank you.
    Rest in peace, Mrs Skinner.

    God bless – Amanda, Elvin, Lyra and Letitia

  2. Dear David , Geoff , Ian and Jenny, and extended family.
    Thank you for allowing all of us to share Mary’s farewell
    It was a very heartfelt, sincere and honest tribute to Mary , which you should all be proud of
    Its through my long and always colourful friendship with Geoff that i know the Skinners
    My meetings with Mary over the years were not that many , but in that time i felt that she was a very warm and passionate person , who always gave 100% . Certainly a force to be reckoned with and you were never left in any doubt as to where she stood on things.
    My thoughts and sincere condolences to all the family on her passing
    Unfortunately so many were not able to join you today in person, but we were all with you in spirit

  3. Mary,
    you were a wonderful lady and a good friend to Ann, I and the family. David, Jenni, Geoff, Ian and families our hearts go out to you at this time. Our sincerest condolences to you all. Rest in Peace Mary xx

    Mary,
    your cheeky smile, wicked sense of humour, easy going nature and cookies will never be forgotten. Our heart felt sympathies go out to David, Jenni, Geoff, Ian and families during this difficult time. Rest in peace Mary xx

  4. Gerard and I will always remember Mary for the fun person she was. To Jenny, Andy. Amelia and Ruby, to Mr.Skinner and the rest of the family our sincere condolences. Although there was only a few of you to farewell Mary due to the pandemic it was such a beautiful tribute.
    You may not see her anymore but she is always there with you.

    Rest in peace Mary.

  5. Thank you for a beautiful service. I loved seeing the photos of Mrs Skinner through the years.
    I have wonderful memories of Mrs Skinner as a neighbour and as my Godmother. She was kind, caring, nurturing and funny.
    My thoughts are with you all.

  6. Mary, aka Mrs Skinner, you will live on in my heart and my memory. I will never forget your warmth, your cheeky sense of humour, your quirky language, and the joy that came from your eyes, not to mention your choc chip cookies. Even when I was a teen, you always made me feel seen and important. But most importantly, because of you and David, I have one of the most beautiful friends I will ever have in Jenni. Thank you for it all .

    To David, Jenni, Geoff, Ian and your families, our hearts and thoughts are with you.

    Love Isa, Leigh and Cooper, Sam and Anna Lo Rosso and families.

  7. I have happy memories of such fun times with Mary over my lifetime…..with much laughter and carry on as only Mary could…
    Thank you for including me in such a special farewell – beautifully done…Mary was such a big part of our lives growing up and in later years with my own family.
    Much love to you all
    Patty xxxx

  8. Mary will always be Mrs Skinner to me. I, like many others have fond memories of the Skinner home.
    Mrs Skinner cooked me my very 1st roast dinner! I used to eat her cupcakes until I felt sick. Later in life, it was her famous choc-chip cookies. She was strict with us as teenagers, but what I remember most is how funny she was. Her quirky ways and the nicknames she had for us.
    Mrs Skinner and my Mum used to always say how happy they were that we were in a good group of friends. Reflecting on it now, Jen and I are the lucky ones to have such awesome Mums.
    Thankyou Mrs Skinner for always welcoming me into your home and family, and for the example of what a wonderful loving Mother should be.

    Marciles will always be there for your Tinkerbell xoxo

  9. A beautiful remembrance, worthy of Mary. To the extended Skinner family, it’s inspiring to see how you all support each other at this time.

  10. David, Geoff, Ian, Jenny and family,

    I have such fond memories of Mary (always Mrs Skinner to me!) and of the house in Handsworth Street. Mary always made me feel so welcome and she was a wise, lively and all round wonderful human being who made your house such a warm home.

    Geoff, Jenny and Elizabeth, your words were full of love and they said it all. It was a shame we could not all be there today but it was a service filled with love that reflected Mary’s life perfectly.

    With my condolences and love.

    John Ward

  11. David,Geoffrey,Ian and Jenny
    A beautiful service: We have fond memories of Mary. Especially of Murrumbeena days and her many visits to Innellan Road.

    Love, Alan and Margaret Graham

  12. We remember Mary as always having a great sense of humour. She was always so warm and welcoming and always up for a laugh. Mary has been with our family from when Michael and I first met to being married and to having our children, Aaron and Phoebe. We have fond memories of spending time at Hansworth Street. We will miss you Mrs Skinner.

    We wish the family love and courage during this time of loss and send our best regards. From Michael, Michele Aaron and Phoebe xxxx

  13. Beautiful farewell for your mum, Geoff. Thinking of you and the rest of the family at this incredibly difficult time and want you to know you can reach out to us at any time. Much Love
    Lisa, Chris and the girls x

    1. Mary, aka Mrs Skinner, you will live on in my heart and my memory. I will never forget your warmth, your cheeky sense of humour, your quirky language, and the joy that came from your eyes, not to mention your choc chip cookies. Even when I was a teen, you always made me feel seen and important. But most importantly, because of you and David, I have one of the most beautiful friends I will ever have in Jenni. Thank you for it all .

      To David, Jenni, Geoff, Ian and your families, our hearts and thoughts are with you.

      Love Isa, Leigh and Cooper, Sam and Anna Lo Rosso and families.

  14. Mary was a prominent and guiding influence throughout my teens, and there is so much truth in the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”. Mary was our Mum at 32 Hansworth St, we were always welcome, fed and watered. And we spent a lot of time there after school playing pool or swimming in the pool. I remember setting up tents in the backyard for sleepovers.
    Thank you for nurturing the friendship I have with Geoff.

    Our thoughts and love are with the whole Skinner family.

  15. I have very fond memories of Mary as one of my “other mothers” when I was a young adult – providing a safe and friendly environment as well as gentle guidance. Thank you for your kindness and love. Rest in peace now.

    My thoughts are with those who have been left behind. This is an extremely difficult time to handle a loss like this, so know that you are not alone.

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