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SNELL, Patricia Mabel Eleanor

April 29, 1916 – Taber, AB
July 5, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Patricia Mabel Eleanor Snell of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at the age of 98 years.

Pat was born and raised in Taber and was a member of St. Theodores Anglican Church & the Taber Golf/Curling Club. She married her late husband Fred on Dec 4, 1935. In 1971 they moved to Lethbridge before Pat settled in Calgary. One of her challenges was nursing her husband Fred before he passed away May 9, 1991. Pat faced and overcame an illness that hit her shortly after the birth of her first child. She was advised not to have more children. Mother recovered and went on to welcome eight more children into her life. Pat was a progressive modern woman, well ahead of her time. She was a dedicated mother, teacher, mentor & friend to her nine children and many grandchildren. Pat loved the movies, crossword puzzles, golf, curling, playing Bridge, chocolate and ice cream.

Patricia is survived and fondly remembered by eight of her children Joan Hunt(Stan)Calgary, Richard Snell(Pam)Surrey, Dorothy Orban(Joe) Taber, Ellie Braun-Haley(Shawn)Calgary, Tom Snell(Nola)Calgary, Gerry Snell(Vickie) Calgary, Don Snell(Lori)Crossfield, Susan Snell Markus Calgary; daughters-in-law Joyce Snell Calgary & Jan Snell St. Albert; sisters-in-law Helen Hamman Calgary & Merda Wood Toronto; thirty-one grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Fred; son David Alfred; daughter-in-law Carol Lynn (nee Wolosuk); four brothers; five sisters; five grandchildren; and her parents.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Anglican Church (7642 – 22 Street S.E.) on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 11:30am. Forward condolences to Interment will follow Aug 11, 2014 at 3pm at the Taber Cemetery.

In living memory of Patricia Snell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. To Joan, Dorothy, Dick, Ellie, Tom, Gerry, Don and Susan and families, Jan and Joyce and families

    It came as a shock to me when I saw your mother’s (mother-in-law’s) obituary as I had not seen her for over 45 years. I also saw that she was the age of 98 and I said, Wow, what an accomplishment and what a long and wonderful life she must have had. I first met her in the fall of 1961, likely on a Sunday night when she and your Dad and David, Gerry and I use to watch Bonanza at their home in Taber. It will be about 20 years since I last saw some of you at David’s funeral and I look forward to seeing all of you folks tomorrow at the service. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies on your loss, and know that I am thinking of you.

    Chuck Oseen

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