Eunice Skidmore (29 Aug 1926 - 3 Aug 2013)

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6th Aug 2013


Eunice Skidmore.
Passed away suddenly at home aged 85.

Eunice was the youngest of the 12 children of William (Bill) and Lillian Cottam. She was born and raised on Birchwood Lane, South Normanton and lived there, with some of her 7 sisters and 3 brothers, until her marriage to John (Jack) Skidmore at South Normanton's Mount Tabor Chapel in 1948.

Eunice was educated in South Normanton, leaving school at 14 to become a Shop Girl for Enmonds of Alfreton. During the war she became a Munitions Worker at Barringers and then worked for Metal Box on their metal toy range until the 1960s. Eunice worked as a Domestic Assistant for the Severn family of Alfreton until her pregnancy in 1968.

When younger, Eunice enjoyed dancing at Alfreton Drill Hall and attended many dances organised by Frieda Thompson. In later life she enjoyed going on coach excursions organised by Alfreton Wesley Church. She really enjoyed watching Songs Of Praise and would join in with the hymns she knew.

Eunice is predeceased by her husband Jack and survived by her daughter Jackie and sister Irene.

Family flowers only, donations to Arthritis Research UK. Thank you.

Further details from Alfreton & District Funeral Service, 73 Mansfield Road, Alfreton
01773 834973

annabell mccluskie wrote

"Auntie Eunice" was a lovely lady and a special "auntie" to my dear brother and myself - he always went to visit her and she enjoyed seeing him and spending a little time with him. We were both warmly welcomed into
the family and although our lives took us away from home, she was always thought of fondly by my brother, who has now passed away, and I myself will always treasure having had her in my life.
God bless you, dear Auntie Eunice,
and keep you safe with him in his kingdom. With warm affection, Annabell

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Su Mitchell wrote

I met Eunice briefly on a number of occasions, whilst visiting her daughter Jackie. She always made me welcome, but was not adverse to speaking her mind. I suspect there was a bit of Yorkshire blood in there!

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