Dennis Skene

Obituary of Dennis Wayne Skene

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On July 5th, 2015, public broadcaster, journalist and author Wayne Skene (b.Winnipeg) passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness in surrey B.C. His death was preceded by his parents, Richard and Jean Skene of Winnipeg, and he is survived by his spouse Connie Fabro, brother Barry Skene, and sons Cameron (Geeta Narang) and Christopher, as well as his granddaughters Delphine Skene and Asha Skene-Narang. A man with varying interests, a vigorous presence and restless intellect, his path covered the wide swath of a fully-lived life: an award-winning athlete, a rigorous and passionate broadcaster with the CBC, and, finally, a sought-after author of several books on current affairs as well as biographies of prominent political figures. He loved the majestic natural beauty of his adopted province British Columbia. His prairie-driven sense of fairness tempered and informed his work as a writer and broadcaster. HIs innate curiosity and tenaciousness drove him as deeply into a story as it did into the wilderness of the mountains or the expanses of the ocean. He will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held on July 23rd, at 3PM. at Beecher Place 12160 Beecher Street Crescent Beach, Surrey, BC. Parking is very limited around Beecher Place. Additional parking is available at Alexandria Place or Blackie's Spit." Donations in lieu of flowers or gifts can be made in accordance with his wishes, to either the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba (http://www.alzheimer.mb.ca/), or the Mile End Legal Clinic in Montreal (http://www.justicemontreal.org/en/).
Thursday
23
July

Memorial Service

3:00 pm
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Beecher Place
12160 Beecher Street
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
604-535-0015
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