SNIDER, Jean Ruth

On July 23, 2021  Jean Ruth Snider (nee Pahal) passed away in Edmonton 3 days shy of her 81st birthday. Jean is survived by Darren (Mavis), Daena, Dr. Douglas (Kimber) and her sister Sharon (Wes) Seidel; She leaves behind six grandchildren, Benjamin, Cameron, Douglas, Brianna, Jacqueline and Annika; She is survived by sisters-in-law Jennifer Marshall, Mary Lange and Hazel Magnussen. Jean was predeceased by her husband Dr. Douglas Snider, son Grant, sister Elaine Pahal, brother Darrell Pahal, and her nephew Lee Seidel.

Jean spent her early years in Edmonton attending the U of A and obtaining a BSc in Medical Laboratory Science. She had a great love for the Peace Country as she lived in La Glace, Fort Vermillion and Fairview. Most of her working years were spent in Fairview  actively supporting her husband’s medical practice and raising 4 children. After the passing of her husband, Jean moved to Port Alberni to be with her companion, Mike Potrebenko.

The family acknowledges the outstanding care provided to Jean by the staff at Capital Care Grandview.

A private funeral service for immediate family is to take place on July 29, 2021, at 1:00PM. To join in virtual attendance, you may access the following livestream link: 


Serenity Funeral Service (South) 780-450-0101




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Shirley Pachal Breijer

I have fond memories of spending summer holidays at my Uncle Art and Auntie Esther’s farm, playing with my cousins, Jean and Elaine and little Sharon. My mother Emma was the only girl in the Pahal family with 6 brothers. My condolences to Jean’s family.

Laurie and John Kramer

We will always remember Jean as a vey good friend and an especially good friend to our Mother Emma.
She could smile, demurely, get a glint in her eye and tell the most wonder stories.

Jan miller

Darren, Doug, Daena, and extended family
Fond memories of Jean, having grown up as childhood neighbours.
She is now at peace.. struggled for many years.

It was great to share the service with family yesterday, beautiful setting. Thoughts and prayers to all.

Also, great to see you Sharon and your family.!

Condolences to all!

Thelma Harrington Klaepatch

I am so sorry to learn of Jean’s passing. She was a very respected lady. Mostly by her husband, Dr Snider. I lost both my parents recently and I feel your grief. But I know they are together as your parents surely are.

Irene steinke

Deepest sympathy,
seidel family,
remeber Jean, my pal at sprucedale..a sweet person…
Irene yaremko….

Bruce & Dianne Schiewe

We hope that you’ll be able to take comfort in all of your positive memories with your Mom.

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