Elsie Snider

Obituary of Elsie Snider

Elsie Snider
1917 – 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Elsie Snider of Camrose, Alberta on August 31, 2021.  The loving matriarch of our family lived an amazing and full 104 years. 


Born Elsie Schick to a Saskatchewan prairie homesteading family, she was the fifth of six children.  She married Gordon Snider in 1940 and the two were happily married for the next sixty-one years.  They built a family hardware business and lived in all four western provinces.   


Her life focused on family, friends, church and community.  Elsie was an active business-woman, golfer, curler, bridge player, and dog lover.  She travelled extensively and enjoyed spending summers with family and friends at cabins in Delta, Manitoba and Emma Lake, Saskatchewan.  


Elsie is survived by her daughter Judith O’Shaughnessy; grandsons Bryn (Lisa) and Ryan (Victoria) O’Shaughnessy, and John (Patricia) Shwaluk; great-grandchildren Owen, Clare, Emma, and Elizabeth; son-in-law Jack Shwaluk; and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was predeceased by her husband Gordon Snider, daughter Linda Shwaluk, her parents and siblings.


We will greatly miss her beautiful smile, big brown eyes, and love of life.


The family would like to extend our most grateful thanks to the staff of Seasons Retirement Community for their kindness and compassionate care.


A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life on Friday, September 17th, at 2:00 p.m., at the Camrose United Church.


In lieu of flowers, donations to commemorate Elsie’s life may be made to the St. Mary’s Hospital, Camrose Foundation.

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