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Passed away on Sunday March 8, 2015 at the age of 78. Survived by his loving family: son Derek (Merry) of Kelowna, daughter Abby (Chris) Danks of Kamloops, nine grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, two brothers; Al (Barb) of Surrey, BC and Bruce (Pat) of West Vancouver, numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Predeceased by his nephew Dwayne Snider.

Erwin came to Kelowna in 1973. He was an avid golfer, member of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club and great sports enthusiast. We will miss him dearly and he will be in our hearts forever.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation
B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9 Link: www.heartandstroke.bc.ca/site/c.kpIPKXOyFmG/b.3644309/k.BEB6/Home.htm


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Service Details

The service for SNIDER, Erwin is scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Gale Rashke /Winchester says:

    Abby/and Derek ….was reading the obits and saw the passing of your father ….so so so sorry may you be blessed with love and family at this time haven’t seen you two in years I was your neighbor on ethel st many years back …I am in Az soaking up sun if u are on fbook look me up sending my condolences …sin Gale & DORIS

  • Darren McClelland says:

    My deepest condolences to the Snider family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all now.
    I have many fond memories of our chats and team scrambles at the golf club
    He was a true gentleman and will be missed


  • Gerry Crosby says:

    I had the pleasure of golfing with Erv in the Tuesday guy’s group. He was definitely a good golfer but more importantly he was a good man – he was always friendly and I never heard him speak badly of anyone.

  • Dave says:

    My sincere condolences to Erv’s family as I have known him through our golf events/games for over the past 40 or so years and am surprised to hear of his passing! I always found him to be a real nice, genuine person to golf with and chat about whatever when we would meet/bump into each other at the golf club! I truly respected Irv over the years and must state that in my opinion, he was a true gentleman! He will be missed!

  • Mona Sauer says:

    i am sorry I am unable to attend the service for Erv this afternoon. I have had the pleasure of knowing Erv for many years.I was the office nurse at the medical clinics he attended and he was always very pleasant and open with me.
    I know he treasured his family and am sure you will miss him.
    Sincere condolences, Mona

  • Karen Fell says:

    Erwin was such a kind & gentle man.He will truly be missed at Northwood. My sincere condolences to his family.

  • Donna says:

    So sorry to here of Erv’s passing. He was one of the pearls on my necklace of life. I worked closely with him for many years and feel lucky to have done so.On some days he was a well groomed, kind and gentle man we called “Papa Smurf”, all dressed in his blue coveralls and that stunning silver hair. On the off times I called him “Hurricane Snider” as he could be a force to be reckoned with!LOL.
    May all his Family and Friend’s memories of Erv put a gentle smile on their faces and a flutter in their heart, as mine will do for me.
    Rest in peace Silver Fox and see you on the 19th hole…. once I get there!

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