March 18, 1949- May 29, 2014
Beloved wife of Lloyd Skiboff; amazing mom to Susan Slade and Todd Rodgers, stepmom to Blake (Meagan) Skiboff; proud Grandma to Allyson Hetland, Jordan Slade and Olivia Slade; great-grandma to our beautiful Amyllia Hetland.
Ann leaves behind her mother Audrey Urquhart, sister Margie (Bob) Walker-Lefebvre, brothers John (Dianne) Urquhart, James (Judy) Urquhart, numerous nieces and nephews all of whom held a special place in her heart, as well as her very special cousin Arthur (Janet) Cavacuitti.
Ann was eldest daughter of James and Audrey Urquhart. She spent her childhood in Trail, BC before moving to Alberta in 1967 where she met and married Phil Rodgers in 1969, they moved to Claresholm in 1975 Ann lived there until moving back to Trail in 1989, where she met her husband Lloyd eventually moving to South Slocan where she resided until her passing.
Mom had many wonderful friendships throughout her life some that started in childhood that remain just as strong today and others that have built over time all of these friendships were filled with love, laughter and joy. She will be greatly missed by her cherished life long friends Don and Dorothy Linton and their children and Jean-Paul Guilbeault who is a true angel that walks upon this earth.
Mom was always the champion for the underdog always trying to make someone else’s life just a little bit better. Mom was a wonderful cook and loved to hold dinner parties that anyone who came always wanted a second invite. Mom was famous for her shopping and loved nothing better than to find that special gift. She loved to travel especially to her second home in Newfoundland. Her grandchildren were the apples of her eye. One of the last trips she ever took was to see her first great-grandchild.
Words cannot express the profound sadness we feel, mom is now free from pain and is peaceful looking down upon us with her father James Urquhart and stepdaughter Desiree Skiboff beside her.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Trail United Church on June 7, 2014 at 11am. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Ann’s favorite childhood memory, Camp Koolaree campership c/o Trail United Church, 1300 Pine Ave, Trail BC V1R 4E6.