Peacefully, with her husband by her side at Jessica’s House, Exeter on December 24, 2021 of Hensall and formerly of Lucan at the age of 67. Dearly missed, loving wife and best friend of Larry Fowler for over 35 years. Beloved daughter of Joan Ryan of Delaware. Cherished Mom of Jason (2016) and Jennifer Skonieczny of Exeter, Karen Skonieczny of London, and step- mom of Carl Fowler, and Sherry Fowler. Loved “Testy” grandma of Dean and Jared Skonieczny. Dear sister of Rick Thomas (Lisa) of Thunder Bay, Stuart Thomas of B.C, Steven Thomas (Judy) of London, Keith Thomas (Jolene) of Brinsley, and sister-in-law of Barbara Morris of Toronto, Shirley Prentice (Gary) of Mount Brydges, Philip Fowler of Ailsa Craig, Margaret Shearing (Pete) of Delaware and Donna Fowler of St. Mary’s. Missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Predeceased by her father Ray Thomas (2012), and first husband George A. Skonieczny (1984).
Linda, Larry, Jason, and often Karen and the rest of the family along with many friends enjoyed many many days and weekends at the ¼ mile drag racetracks in Grand Bend, St. Thomas and throughout the USA. Racing with their 1936 Chevy named “Testy” and their 1955 Chevrolet.
Linda was a loyal employee starting at Campbell’s Soup in the early 70’s and continued at the St. Mary’s plant in many names until retirement under Maple Leaf Consumer Foods in 2019. Linda and Larry operated Nostalgic Auto Appraisal Service together in Hensall.
In keeping with Linda’s wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at a later date. Donations to Jessica’s House would be appreciated.
To My Sweetie
My sweet darling wife, Linda
You were my whole life and the best part of it.
You will be in my heart forever and a day.
We travelled many miles together to many race tracks.
This last journey was really hard,
And really hard for me to lose you.
Goodbye my wife, my lover, my friend.
Til’ we meet again, Larry