Clarice Frances Skanes (nee Sabourin)

Loving wife of Donald Skanes. Predeceased by her parents Marcel Sabourin and Anne Sabourin (nee Nolan) and Grand Parents Antoine and Eva Sabourin. Dear sister of Linda Sparks (Sabourin) and husband Bob Sparks, Dave Sabourin and wife Kim, Patricia Sabourin and Madeleine Hogeveen (Sabourin). Aunt to Celina, Phillip, Amber, Stephanie, Scott, Athena, Cortina, Adrian, Adam. Crystal will also be missed by several cousins, great nephews and nieces, many nephews and nieces from the Skanes family and many close and dear friends. 

Crystal (Clarice’s nickname) was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. She was known to be the “shoemakers’ daughter” and went to French language school taught by Roman Catholic nuns. She ran the shoe repair business for some time after her father died. After meeting her husband Don, she lived in various locations due to Don pursuing his career in various locations including the San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley, Orange County, Folsom, and Milpitas California for 20 years total or so and White Rock BC Canada for about 5 years. Many concerts were attended to say the least and we had fun times and friends all over.

Crystal passed away at home under her husbands care after suffering from COPD for about five years and recently was diagnosed with Lung Cancer which quickly escalated to stage 5 and spread to her lymph nodes and brain.