SKELTON, Hendrina (Henny) Cornelia

October 15, 1934 – November 23, 2020

Hendrina (Henny) Skelton was born in Rotterdam, Holland on October 15, 1934 and passed away November 23, 2020 in Calgary, AB. 

She will be greatly missed by her daughters Kitty (Ron) Kehler and Sissy (Jeff) Avery; her grandchildren Rina (Julian) Cardinal, Tami Schuit, Terra (Stacey) Theberge, and Cole Avery; her great grandchildren Tristan, Colbie, Jakob , Rylan, and Allie; and her sister Nell Jansen. Henny will also be missed by her friend Freda at the Big Hill Lodge. 

Thank you to all the staff at Brentwood Care Centre for your care. A special thank you to Sandra and all her wonderful staff at the Big Hill Lodge for looking after our Mom the many years she resided there, and thank you Sandra for letting Mom feed her precious squirrels, birds, deer and any other animal that happened to come along.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Dementia Society or the Cochrane Humane Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On November 26, 2020 at 6:38 pm Arthur and Esther Zeegers Said:

    Our deepest condolences for your loss, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    We have many fond memories of your mom.

  2. On November 26, 2020 at 9:47 pm Nel Janssen, Hans and Annie Janssen Said:

    Dear family. Though it was expected, it came as a surprise that she passed away so sudden. We had hoped we could see and meet her in the near future. Sadly, this was not to be. We’ll remember her as a nice and merry sister and aunt. We are glad we had the opportunity to have a video call a few weeks ago. She seemed happy then and she sung a song with her sister. They had a great laugh. Annie regrets not to have been able to meet her in real. Life is as it is.

    In our hearts and minds we are with you. We’ll remember the good things. I guess we’ll have to celebrate her famous ‘wine-time’ together one day. In remembrance of a nice and warm hearted woman.

    She is freed of the burden of an unwilling body and mind. May she rest in place.


  3. On November 27, 2020 at 1:58 pm Rob Jasen and family Said:

    So sorry for your loss.Sending our condolences and lots of hugs. I have lots of good memories with Tanta Henny. And was very happy to see her when i was there a few years ago. Rip Tanta Henny

  4. On December 1, 2020 at 9:08 am Sandra Robin Said:

    Dear Family,
    Our deepest condolences from all of us here at Big Hill Lodge.
    Henny has left us many wonderful memories that we will cherish. Please know that although she is gone, she will never be forgotten by all those she touched, including the squirrels, birds and deer.
    Henny will forever be a member of the Big Hill Family. Rest in peace Henny.
    Love from
    Sandra,Residents and Team at Big Hill Lodge.

  5. On December 3, 2020 at 7:22 pm John Orr Said:

    Kitty,Sissy and family, our condolences on the passing of your mom. Freda misses Henny very much and speaks of her often.They had a wonderful time together drinking wine, going for walks and attending lodge events.Henny is missed by many at the Big Hill Lodge.