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In Memoriam: Donald Snider

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Donald Snider Obituary

Donald Ross Irving Snider passed away peacefully, in Waterloo Ontario on Sunday, January 3, 2016. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary Elizabeth (Davol) in May, 2015 and his parents Arthur Melville Snider (A.M.) in 1964 and Mary Beattie Snider in 1971. Don is survived by his son Jamie Snider (Rinette Wallace) of Gales Ferry, Connecticut, his sister Sheila Castle (Snider) of Toronto and his sister-in-law Eleanor Davol of Sturbridge Massachusettes. Also survived by nieces and nephews Mary Jean and her husband Bruce Elliott of Whitby, John Castle and his wife Debbie, Robert Castle all of Toronto, Beth Anne Davol, Matthew Davol and Jonathan Davol, all of Sturbridge Massachusetts, Stephen and his wife Sally Davol of Chatham Massachusetts, Sarah Harris and her husband Paul of Ridgefield Connecticut and Jane Amoruso of Wethersfield Connecticut as well as dear friends Jan and Jud Maillette of Waterloo and Dons good friend Bradley Maillette. Don was born in 1927 in the family home in Waterloo and was passionate about the City of Waterloo all his life. Don graduated from the University of Toronto in 1950 as a Mechanical Engineer. He returned to Waterloo and went to work for the Sunshine Waterloo Company Ltd. as plant engineering manager. In 1962, Don was a founding partner in the Citys first architectural and engineering firm which became Snider, Reichard and March Architects (SRM). Don also served the City of Waterloo as an Alderman from 1957 through 1965. He was the first Chairman of the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee and Chaired the Traffic and Transportation Committee for the City of Waterloo during his tenure as Alderman. Friends are invited to share their memories of Don with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 1:00-6:00 pm. A Celebration of Dons Life will be held at First United Church on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11:00 am with a reception to follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home. A private family interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener Ontario. To the Parkwood Mennonite Home staff in the Bauman Homestead, the family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks for the care, understanding and support afforded to Don during his stay. In lieu of flowers, condolences for the family and donations to the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation may be arranged through the funeral home at or 519-745-8445.
Published in The Herald News on Jan. 5, 2016