Obituary of Peter Skarpinsky
Peter was born in Hawkeye, Sk. on March 22, 1935, to Mike and Mary Skarpinsky. He spent his childhood at the homestead and attended the Lyndwood School until he was 15 years old. He worked on his parent’s farm until he was employed by the CN. He then took a job with the community pasture at Davidson before returning to Mont Nebo to work for the RM of Canwood.
In 1956 he met Eleanor Crashley and they were married the next year in Big River on July 26th, 1957. This summer they celebrated 66 years of marriage. Peter and Eleanor had 4 children; Ken, Evie, Patti, and Cory. Peter and Eleanor lived in Mont Nebo in their farmhouse for 64 years.
Peter worked for the Rm of Canwood for 37 years as a grader and snowplow operator. At the same time, he was a cattle and grain farmer.
Peter enjoyed playing the violin, curling, getting together with friends to play cards, dancing, hunting, fishing, farming, and all the family gathering through the years.
Peter passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 12th at Nipawin Hospital with his family by his side.
Peter lives on in the hearts and minds of his wife, Eleanor; his children Evie (Monty), Patti, and Cory (Cherie); his daughter-in-law Betty; his grandchildren Lisa (Mason), Robin (Tegan), Brett (Jamie), Heidi ( Adam), Curtis (Hillory), Katie (Zach), Hali (Dan), Allison (Morgan), Joel (Hannah), Nikita, Erika (Quinten); his great-grandchildren Adyson, Avery, Jaxon, Ethan, Ella, Ollie, Blake, Rosalie, Sawyer, Miya, Brooklyn, and Rylie; his sister, Rosie; sisters-in-law Joyce, Lena, Dorothy, Karen, and Vicki.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Mont Nebo Community Hall on Tuesday, September 19th at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bill Klumpenhower officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in Peter’s honor may do so to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan.
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Tammy Smart, Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK 306-747-2828.