SNYDER, Jack Ray

Sept. 3, 1916 – Sept. 10, 2010

Jack Snyder passed away peacefully in his sleep at Heritage House in the Stettler Hospital & Care Centre. Born in Youngstown, Alberta, he later relished from an early age the fascinating world of automobile sales and service through his Dad’s Ford dealership in Stettler. This exposure, and a Mechanic’s License earned while serving with the Canadian Armed Forces during the occupation of Germany following WWII, prepared him well for the opportunity in 1950 to manage a new wholesale automotive store in Stettler. Through three owners, Motor Car Supply, TPC and Acklands, he and many highly valued employees served the garages of the Stettler and Paintearth Counties for 29 years. Jack’s decision at the age of 25, to trust Jesus Christ with all his ways, led to his volunteer activities with the Stettler Baptist Church, his favorite being that of Sunday School Superintendent for over 20 years. His many hobbies included auto mechanics, wood-working, photography, gardening, fishing, upland game hunting and fixing just about anything. These responsibilities and interests resulted in many treasured friendships and were made all the more enjoyable by the love and support of his cherished wife, Edith Cavelle (nee Stewart) of Warden whom he married in 1938, helped raise their three children, shared in her 20-year battle with cancer, and painfully lost in 1977. He was also predeceased by his mother, Elsie and father, Charles “Shorty” Snyder of Stettler. His grateful kids and their families, Jack Ray Snyder Jr. of Flagstaff, Arizona (Cindy, John, Tom & Katrina), Cheryl Lynn and Edmund Rebman of Dallas, Texas (Nathan & Jared), and James Neill and Judy Snyder of Calgary, Alberta (Mark) will celebrate his life and home-going on Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel, 4819-49 Street in Stettler. Internment will follow at the Lake View Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Jack memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Stettler in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. Condolences can be e-mailed to: brennenf@telusplanet.net. 403.742.3315 or toll free at 1.888.942.3315

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