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Charles Thomas Snell

May 19, 1927 - Jan 13, 2021

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Saturday, September 11, 2021
11:00 am
A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at a later date at the Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta on September 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM.

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For those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Charlie’s name may do so to STARS.

Obituary

Snell, Charles Thomas

May 19, 1927 – January 13, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Charlie on January 13, 2021.

At a very young age Charlie started farming in Oyen, Alberta, he worked hard all his life but still found time to enjoy sometime to himself. Charlie married Ethel Chester and they had four children: daughter Darlane (Tom) Pankratz -children: Jonathan(Nadine) Pankratz, and Sarah Pankratz (Malcolm); sons: Rupert (Marie) – children: Chad (Joleen) Porfoun, Daniel, Jody, Kate (Andy Stroomer) ; Bill -children: Amanda (Jeff Carleton), Travis (Jody) McKenzie (Francois);

Jim (Roberta) – Children: Tammy, Tennielle, Tanner (Sheenagh Snell); and 14 great grandchildren.

Charlie married Ethel Nicholls in 2006 and added an additional family of two step-daughters: Cheryl (Darcy) Jaffray – children: Robyn (Cory Baldwin), Mitchell (Shawna) Jaffray, Nicole (Mike Beauchamp) and Corinne (Brian Jaffray) – children: Matthew, Morisa (Adam Miller) and 9 great grandchildren. Charlie also leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 14 years Ethel, one sister Grace who is 102 years of age plus many precious nieces and nephews that he truly loved and many friends.

Charlie was predeceased by his first wife Ethel Chester Snell, his brothers: Ross and Stuart; sister Hazel Marten and granddaughter Tonya.

Charlie not only farmed but got his pilot’s license in 1974 and owned his own airplane, he flew Medic trips from Oyen to Calgary, Edmonton and Medicine Hat as well as took many pleasure trips which he really enjoyed.

For those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Charlie’s name may do so to STARS.

A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at a later date at the Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta on September 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM.

Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626

Condolences

Dennis and Kyna Fischbuch:

Our condolences to Charlies family. He was a well respected community man always ready to help others. We will always remember the employment opportunity he gave me when my family was young and I needed the work.

Rosemarie Kraft (Faichuk):

My condolences to all the family. I have many fond memories of Mr. Snell from my younger years in Oyen, particularly when I would have play dates at the farm with Darlene in grade school. Also, a wonderful neighbor to my parents. Had the pleasure of meeting & visiting with him at my uncles funeral several years ago. Such a nice man. Sorry for your loss and may he rest in peace.

Shari Regan:

My sincere sympathy.
Many fond memories.

Brad Kuich:

My condolences to Ethel and all the family. I have many fond memories of Charlie that I will always treasure.

Lisa Bauer:

We are sorry for your loss, uncle Charlie was a wonderful person and an inspiration to everyone. We have many fond memories of him and we will miss him.

Rod and Carmen Leighton:

Our sympathy to Charlie’s family at this time of loss. We have fond memories of Charlie, and he will be missed.

PAT IRONSIDE:

So sorry for your loss Ethal and family. You will have another Guardian Angel looking down on you.

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