In Loving Memory Of

Gordon Snydmiller

October 8, 1944 - September 3, 2012


The family of Gordon (Skip) Snydmiller are saddened by his passing on Monday, September 3, 2012 at the Grande Prairie QEII Hospital, at the age of 67 years. Skip is survived by sons Des, Chad and daughter Jessica; his brothers Bill (Jean), Don (Laurie), Dennis (Cathy), and sister Sandra (Ed Demers), sister in-law Cathy Snydmiller, along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Daisy in 1953, sister Lorna Chopey in 1988, father Alexander in 1992 and brother Al in 2006. Skip spent his working life in the oil industry starting as a roughneck and working up to drilling manager and consultant. He worked in Australia, New Guinea, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Skip loved the outdoors and spent time hunting, fishing, and camping. His dad and brothers as well as his brother in-law Ed, were often his companions. Skip enjoyed entertaining and meal preparation became an art form he looked forward to. Skip was loved by his family and will be greatly missed. As per Skip’s wishes a private graveside ceremony for family will be held. Those wishing to do so, may make a donation in lieu of flowers to Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1-020 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1.


Please accept my deepest sympathies in the loss of your brother, Skip. I have lots of fond memories of him at the hotel while we were growing up. He had such a great sense of humour. My mom always remembered him calling the gals in the kitchen "you old hair pins". He always a grin and twinkle in his eye. I'm sorry to see him pass at such a young age. I know he will be missed by many.

posted by Dawne Fowler, St. Albert : Sep 13, 2012


My heart goes out to all the Snydmiller families. It's been a few years since I talked to Gord. I am sorry I can't be home for his farewell due to working in Israel. My thoughts go out to everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him. He could make a guy laugh but at work knew his stuff & ran the place like a ship. Farewell big guy.

posted by Norman Mueller, Wembley, Matachewan,Ontario : Sep 05, 2012


Sandra & Ed, Bill & Jean, Don & Laurie, Dennis & Cathy, Cathy, Des, Chad, Jessica - We send you our heartfelt condolences on Skip's passing. What a hard time for all of you. Steve has fond mwemories of Skip through the years. Thinking of you, Steve and Janet

posted by Janet & Steve Snydmiller, Wandering River, AB : Sep 05, 2012


I really am going to miss your humor and sarcasm and I love you so much. I will miss you every day and I know you are with Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle Al and Aunt Lorna looking down commenting on everyone and everything. I miss you and I know we will see each other again.

posted by Tara Demers, Edmonton, AB : Sep 05, 2012


Dearest Uncle Skip, I was saddened when I heard you went to be with the Lord. I will always remember you for your huge heart, kindness and sarcasm. (wink wink) Your bark was always bigger than your bite! Those many days looking through the Red Deer Advocate, circling all the garage sales, starting Thursday and driving up every street and back alley in Red Deer till Sunday. I will miss those "Most Fabulous Meals" No one could ever marinade a roast as well as you. Best part was you would lick your lips and say hmmmm hmmmmm GOOOOOD! The evenings playing cards and smoking cigars and sipping on cognac and you telling everyone "You are ALL crazy!" Or how about when the neighbor's dog was always crapping on your lawn! You stuffed a wiener with ex-lax and threw it over the fence! I loved sitting beside you and crunching on a carrot, just to make you CRANKY! hahahaha I will miss you and will cherish every moment I had the opportunity to spend with you. God Bless You and your Family Love Shelly

posted by Shelly Lesyk, Lacombe Alberta : Sep 05, 2012


I am so sorry to hear of Skip's passing. Although I had not seen Skip for some time I have many fond memories of him from the old days in DeBolt, to when we both lived in Calgary where he took me to almost all of the Flames home games in their first season here, to Red Deer where we met for coffee on occassion. I loved his quick wit and his wonderful belly laugh that came so easily through his faux gruff persona. Skip had a heart of gold and I am honoured to have had the opportunity to know him and share a small part of his life. I will continue to treasure my memories of him. My sincere sympathies to the Snydmiller families, and I am sure what must be a large group of friends whose lives he touched.

posted by Linda Pushor, Calgary : Sep 06, 2012


Uncle Skip you will be missed very much. We send our thoughts and prayers to all family members and friends. God Bless Gary, Linda and Kyle

posted by Linda Snydmiller-Poignant, Edmonton : Sep 08, 2012


I have so many "good time" memories with family get togethers. He will be missed.

posted by Joan Snydmiller, Edmonton : Sep 08, 2012


What memories can you really narrow it down to when there have been so many. Uncle Skip you will be missed greatly. My deepest sympathies go to the whole family. Rest in paradise <3

posted by Anastasia Hance, Edmonton, Alberta : Sep 07, 2012


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