PHONE: 204.745.2045 | [email protected]
Phone:  204.745.2045 |  Fax: 204.745.2499 | Email: [email protected]

Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE P.O. Box 491 Carman MB.  R0G 0J0   Canada

Steven an Samantha graduation 7Delbert (D.K.) Snider

August 19, 1939 – March 19, 2013

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Delbert Kenneth (D.K.) Snider. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of 50 years, children Lori Keith (Cheynne), Miles (Suzanne), Myrna Klassen (Rex), grandchildren Ryan & Stephanie Keith, Gregory & Steven Snider, Mark, Eric, and Jeffrey Klassen and great-grandsons Mack & Robby Keith. He is also survived by his siblings, Ruth Burnett (Clarke), Fran Acheson, Dulcie Kennedy (Alan) and Richard (Gail), his aunt Olive Prince, his aunt Kathryn Snider and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will also be missed by his in-laws, Ida and Bob McIntosh, Joan Johnston and Margaret Johnston.

Delbert was predeceased by his parents, Russell (1962) and Irene Snider (1990), and his brother Eric (1955).

Delbert and his twin sister Dulcie were born in Carman, Manitoba on August 19, 1939 while the family was living in Sperling, Manitoba. He and his family moved to the farm about 5 miles northwest of Miami, Manitoba in the spring of 1943. He attended school in Miami. After school he worked on road construction until 1962.

He married Shirley Johnston of Carman in 1962 and took over the family farm after the death of his father. Lori & Miles were born while they were living on this farm. In 1968, the family moved to the farm at Roseisle and in 1972, Myrna was born.

Delbert was a mixed farmer his entire life, even into retirement. He was a municipal councillor for the Municipality of Thompson for 16 years until 1983.

Over the years, Delbert was a member of the Roseisle Co-op Board, the Coleman Watershed Project, Miami Legion, and other community initiatives. He made many friends from all over the area and beyond. Some of his favourite pastimes were square dancing with the Carman Bar 8's, playing cribbage at the Altamont hotel and going to auction sales all over the countryside. All of his grandchildren have great memories of coming to Grampa's for rides on the tractor, the quad or the horse drawn sleigh.

Since retirement he had purchased a saw mill and started to build projects. His greatest pride and joy were the "cabins" he built in the last couple of years. Christmas in 2012 was spent in the second cabin he built.

Delbert will be greatly missed by his family and friends and the void that he has left in our lives will be impossible to fill.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday March 30th at 10:00 a.m. in the Miami Community Hall. Viewing will take place prior to the service and internment will take place in the Miami Cemetery immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boundary Trails Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit whose staff provided excellent care and compassion during his short battle with cancer.

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