Donald Thompson SNOW


Donald Thompson


It is with great sadness that the Snow family announce the sudden passing of Don Snow on June 9th, 2014 at the age of 76 years. Don was born on February 24, 1938 in Innisfail, Alberta to Helen Jean and Francis Henry Thompson Snow. The family lived on a farm west of Innisfail and the children attended a rural school in the Gordon School District where his mother was a teacher. They often went to school on horseback. The love of a country life stayed with Don all his life. He also became an expert at fishing and could often be found at the river, accompanied by his dog. The Snows moved into Innisfail where Don finished his schooling. He then attended the University of Alberta working towards an Engineering degree. However, this was not his vocation and he made the decision to become a Chartered Accountant articling under Touche Ross in Calgary. He found his true passion and continued practicing for over forty years. He was awarded a Life Membership in the CA Association and retired this past spring. In 1970, he married Joan Llewellyn of Innisfail, and they made their home in Red Deer. The instant family was a blended one with Todd, Kelly and Kathryn already on board. During the next few years, Derek, Chris and Shauna were added to the group. Unfortunately, a baby daughter, Kimberley Meredith, passed away in 1974. During the years of raising a family, Don set up Accounting practices in Castor, Hanna, Red Deer, Olds and Didsbury taking the family through rural Alberta. His faithful clients continued to follow him throughout his career. Don was a very private man except when the grandchildren came along. There was nothing “Papa/Grampa” wouldn’t do for the little ones because they were on his Top Ten List from the minute they were born. In his later years, he enjoyed watching his grandchildren in their favorite pursuits. Don loved sports and passed on his love of baseball and golf to his children. He enjoyed following the Flames, Stampeders and Dodgers. Favorite hobbies were chess, crossword puzzles and hockey pools. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Venus #2, Red Deer and served as Worthy Patron four times. He is survived by his wife Joan of 43 years, Todd (Kathleen) Muir of Cochrane, AB, Kelly Snow of Toronto, ON, Kathryn Snow (Mike Ingalls) of Nanaimo, BC, Derek (Alison) Snow of Red Deer, AB, Chris Snow of Lagos, Nigeria, and Shauna (Mike) Hulyk of Red Deer, AB. Sisters; Bev (Stan) Harper and Joyce (Al) Lye, all of Calgary. Don was fortunate to have had the love and attention of ten grandchildren; Joel, Brett, Jasmine, Kaleb, Chloe, Bella, McKenna, Lily, Hannah and Ben. Don was predeceased by his father, Frank Snow, mother, Helen Snow, sister, Frances Spence, two brothers; Harold and Jim Snow and his infant daughter, Kimberley Snow. A Memorial Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 4718- 50th Street, Red Deer, on Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Wayne Reid officiating. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting

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