Beloved husband and best friend of Linda (Bishop) for over 45 years. Loving father of John and his partner Mary Grace Pineda of Kitchener, ON; Reagan Honke and her husband Greg of Sarnia, ON; Patrick Skelton of Baden, ON and Erin Skelton of Montreal, QC. Adoring Grandpa of Shaylyn and Kyelum Skelton.
Predeceased by his parents Murray and Jean (Mullally) Skelton; his brother-in-law Roger Daum and the partner of his brother Matt, Paul Dupont.
Survived by brothers Matthew Skelton of Montreal, QC and Gregory Skelton of Toronto, ON;
sisters Brenda Carson (Jack) of Grand Rapids, MI; Jane Skelton of Montreal, QC; Andrea Podkowka (Steven) of Edmonton, AB and Leslie Skelton (Daum) of Calgary, AB. Nephews Mike Carson and Dylan Podkowka. Nieces Allie Carson (Chris Glushko) and Mary Sharkey.
Dave was an excellent student, fluent in both English and French and very proud of the fact that he aced his CPA exam on his first try. He started his career with a well-known accounting firm in Montreal. In his mid-twenties he was hired by an offshore investment company in Nassau, Bahamas and quickly rose through the ranks of the company. Four years into the ten years that he spent in Nassau, he met his love, Linda. Three years later, they married and had their first two children, then they left The Bahamas. They had a short stay in Missouri, his wife's home state, where child #3 was born. Then they moved to David's home province of Quebec where he became part owner of a small plastic company. The company grew and so did his family. Child #4 was born. For the next 22 years they lived in a lovely home on the side of Mont St. Hilaire and raised their family. Dave retired at the age of 55 after selling his company when they decided to start a new chapter in their lives together and moved to Baden, ON where he enjoyed his retirement.
To honor Dave's wishes there will be no formal funeral. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held in the spring with a family reunion.
“God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts. Forever and Always.”