Gwendolyn Ruth Skelton

December 18, 1938     February 18 2019

Gwen was born at Liverpool NS to Reginald and Ruth Baddeley, Salvation Army Officers. Gwen received her education in Toronto and Graduated from Toronto Salvation Army Grace Hospital in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Later received her RN through a program offered in BC.  She was a devoted Christian women and Salvation Army Soldier.  She sang in the Salvation Army choir and her alto voice could be heard as a sweet melodious sound. Gwen was the first to help anyone when help was needed.   Her smile was infectious.

Gwen passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

She is survived by her loving husband George, two step sisters in Nova Scotia, step sister in law in Brampton, Ontario. Predeceased by a step brother in Brampton Ontario.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Victoria Citadel Salvation Army, 4030 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC on February 28, 2019 at 1:00 followed by a reception.

Gwen’s family wishes to thank her many friends and relatives whose strength and words of support have helped us through these past many years and this difficult time.  We would also like to offer a special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at the Kiwanis Pavilion whose care allowed Gwen to pass in peace.

In lieu of flowers donations in Gwen’s memory may be made to

The Salvation Army Victoria Citadel, 4030 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8X 5J6 or the Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation, 3034 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, BC V8T 3J3 or the charity of your choice.

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  1. I remember Gwen’s smiling face when I visited Harry @ Kiwanis, and your patience George over those many years of visiting her.My thoughts are with you.

  2. My deepest sympathy to you, George, on the loss of Gwen. Thinking of you at this sad time and wishing you comfort in the days ahead.

  3. Barb & Dave Edwards

    Dave & I were saddened to read of Gwen’s passing in this mornings paper. We have fond memories of Gwen (& you) from our Marler Drive neighborhood. What a very kind & thoughtful lady she was. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, George. Take care. Warm hugs from, Barb & Dave (Edwards).

  4. Hello George, So sorry to hear about your Gwen .She was a dedicated caring nurse and friend to staff and residents A dear friend and colleague and we had lots of laughs and good times at the Gorge Rd Hospital . George ,Gwen was the single nicest person I ever met and it was a privilege to have known and worked with her those years at the Gorge
    A new Angel in Heaven R.I P

  5. Dear George I am sorry to hear about your Gwen passing Gwen was a dear friend to residents and colleague and we shared lots of good times. It was a privilege to have known and worked with her as she was the nicest genuine person I ever met.R.I.P DEAR FRIEND

  6. Shelby McPherson/Dick Grosvenor

    Dear George: our deepest condolences on the passing of Gwen. I will miss spending time with her every Tuesday lunch. So sorry we were not able to attend the celebration of life. Warmest regards, Shelby & Dick

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