SNELL, Arthur Henry
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Arthur Henry Snell, beloved husband of Beverley, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 96 years. Art was born in Winnipeg in 1917 to a family of three older sisters and a younger brother all of who have predeceased him. The family remained in the Winnipeg and Stonewall area. He joined the building trade and was employed by a large construction company in Winnipeg for several years. In 1953 he was offered employment with Poole Construction and he and his wife Elsie moved to Calgary where he was employed by that firm for twenty years, following when he joined the firm of Dale Chandler Kennedy Architects until his retirement. During his career in Calgary he was involved in the development and construction of several large building projects including the Calgary Tower, Convention Centre, Glenbow Museum, Telus Building, Government of Canada building and several other building structures built in that era. He was predeceased by his late wife Elsie in 1986 following which he volunteered as an emergency fleet driver during the 1988 Olympics. He was a lifetime member of the Calgary Elks Lodge and a member of the Glencoe Club and the Bragg Creek Snowbirds Fellowship. He loved playing his harmonica and fiddle with the Golden Entertainers and Harmonica's Tableau. Art will be lovingly remembered by his wife Beverley (Brodie) to whom he was married in 1988 and many people whose lives he touched, impacted and inspired throughout his life. He never forgot his roots and maintained a spirit of humility, kindness and integrity that endeared him to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. Beverley would like to express thanks and appreciation for all the compassion, care and dedication shown to Art at Carewest Signal Pointe and by his companion of four years, Sam Parker and good friend Effie Donald. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer's Society, 201, 222 - 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, T2H 2S8 (Telephone 403-290-0110). Cremation has taken place. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Jan. 11, 2014