(Retired – Ottawa Fire Department)
With heavy hearts we announce that Roy Eldon Snider, a longtime resident of Fitzroy Harbour passed away suddenly but peacefully at The Arnprior Villa on Sunday evening, February 18th, 2018. He was 87. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Boileau (April 27, 2012). Dearly loved Dad of Lynne McHardy (John) and Roy “Butch” Snider, both of Ottawa; Sherri Wilson (Brian) and Laura Eckford (Barry), both of Fitzroy Harbour. Cherished and proud Grandpa of Leanne, John Allan (Stephanie), Megan (Craig), Christy (Russ), Ashley (Brodie), Craig (Kelly), Nicholas (Emily) and Cassie and Great-Grandpa of Hunter, Kaleigh, Chase, Makaila, Logan, Chloe, Max and the late Maddy. Dear brother of Joan Richard (late Pete), Gail Herrick (late Eldon), Wayne Snider (late Anne) and Warren Snider (Sandy). Predeceased by his parents: Harry and Edna (nee Reid) Snider; 3 brothers: Harry (late Shirley), Glen (late Theresa) and Charlie (Audrey) as well as 2 sisters: Irene Finch (late Bill) and Carol Snider. Roy is survived by several nieces, nephews and many great friends. Friends called at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday evening, March 9th from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday morning, March 10th from 9:45 to 10:45. A Tribute to Roy took place in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. For those wishing, a donation to the U of O Heart Institute would be appreciated. Due to severe allergies, please refrain from using perfume/cologne. Flowers gratefully declined.