SNIDER, Allen Hilliard

SNIDER, Allen H.

October 19, 1951 – September 29, 2020


Allen passed away peacefully with his loving wife Susan by his side at the Wetaskiwin Hospital after a valiant 3 year & 8 month struggle with cancer.

Allen was an aviation pilot with an exemplary safety record. He always said a safe pilot is a well trained pilot. His log books start in July 1972 and his last entry October 29, 2010. A 38 year span of safety first in aviation training and passenger comfort.

His high safety standard also was instilled into his home and recreation. Any activity such as boating, skiing, snowmobiling, seadooing, camping, motorcycling or just driving down the road had to be done with safety first.

Allen is survived by his wife Susan; step-children and grandchildren, Carly (Kristy) and Hayden, Amelia, Stefanie (Matthew) and Lily, Norah and Hanna. He was very proud of his growing family and was a wonderful Opa.

Allen is also survived by his sister-in-law, Bev; twin sisters, Patricia (Ken) and Barb; brothers, Brian (Marie), Gary (Karen) and all their children. Allen was proud of all his nieces and nephews and loved them all.

He was predeceased by his parents, Alice and George and older brother, George.

As per Allen’s wishes, due to Covid-19 restrictions, safety for everyone is a priority and no funeral service will be held. Cremation has taken place and final resting place for him will be done at a future date.

If you wish, when you have your next family gathering or in a quiet moment at home, drink a toast to Allen and share your favorite Allen story with your family and friends.

Instead of flowers or cards, consider making a donation to any children’s charity as the well being of children was so important to him.

Serenity Funeral Service, Wetaskiwin Ph: 780.352.5300

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Carly Steiger

As a teenager, Allen shared with me his love of adventure and took me snowmobiling in the mountains, seadooing in BC lakes, and boating on the Shuswap. And later, Allen introduced me to Led Zeppelin which carried me through lonely days in Athasbasca and his Casena plane. A flight I’ll never forget.
When my wife and I bought our home, he came with a lawnmower and later an air compressor. He knew what home care looked like and was certainly always available for advice on homes…and on cars…oh man, could he ever wrangle a good deal on a new car!
In recent years, I watched Allen just adore his grandkids and bring them all these cool toys – although, we couldn’t tell who loved them more 🙂 My daughter, now 5, tells me about the jam sessions she had with Allen and her cousins. They’d all be in the basement, rocking out and, in secret, Allen was feeding them candy. Lots of candy! What a guy. She says, ‘I’ll miss Opa…and his candy’.
He had a kids heart and he will certainly be missed. On Oct 19, we will raise a glass.
~Carly, Kristy, and Hayden


Allen was a wonderful brother. In the wave of sorrow we find the strength together……..knowing Allen is in our hearts forever.
Instead of a pilot, he is an “ANGEL” watching over us.!

Sarah Oberhammer (Wallace)

I am deeply sorry for your loss, Susan! I have many fond memories of growing up next door to you both. The best were the snow-days when Alan would get out the snowmobile and tow us kids behind on the tobbogan through the empty snow-filled streets. Or taking us boating! We had lots of fun growing up enjoying all his various ‘toys’! My heart goes out to you during this tough time!

Bob @ Shirley Steiger

Susan and family…so sorry to hear of your loss.
Hopefully Allen is at peace now.
Our condolences.

Bob @ Shirley

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