SKINNER Margaret Clark “Pearl”
Was born Nov. 24th, 1923 in Glasgow Scotland to Katherine Clark & Hugh Skinner. The family moved to Calgary in 1938, but returned home for the war where she had the distinguished job of driving military officers throughout Great Britain. After the war they returned to Canada and made Vancouver their home. Pearl volunteering throughout BC with the Red Cross, then a telephone operator at the Marpole office of the telephone company until she joined Trans Canada Airlines (Air Canada) as a ground hostess for the next 28 years. She was one of the first VIP greeters at Vancouver Airport, meeting the likes of the Beatles, Sammy Davis Jr., Mitzi Gaynor and even Bill Clinton. In her retirement she enjoyed walking her dogs to the park, sitting reading by the window with her cats by her side & riding her horses. Her love and devotion to animals was incredible and they loved and adored her in return. Succeeded by her mother and father, sister Moira, brother Peter & great niece Samantha. Pearl will be missed by her family; Brother Glen (Jean) brother in law Raul (Eva), sister in law Dolly, nephew Glen, niece Gail (Benny), niece Heather, great nephew’s & niece’s Dallyn, Ashley, Natalie & Spencer. To honour Pearl’s memory a wonderful tribute would be a donation to your local SPCA. She will be intern to rest at Valley View Cemetery in Surrey. To view online visit
www.valleyviewsurrey.ca and click on tributes.