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Douglas Alva Snowsell
1943 - 2017
Douglas Alva Snowsell, 74, slipped peacefully into the presence of Jesus, whom he lived to serve, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He leaves his cherished wife of 14 years Nancy nee Irwin; his two sons, Brandon (Kirsty) and Colin (Jamie); Nancy's children, Alisa (Trevor), Ryan (Aimee), Andrea and Nicole (Nic); nine grandchildren, Charlotte, Elliot, Nina, Camille, Cyrah, Stephen, Adelaide, Nataya and Sloane; his brother, Ken (Charlotte), sister Janet; and numerous nieces and nephews; cousins and many close friends in countries all over the world. He has been reunited with his beloved wife of 35 years, Ann Snowsell. Born to orchardists James and Barbara Snowsell in Kelowna, Doug left the farm after high school, beginning a successful career as a banker. At 30, he had an experience with God that put him on a path to follow and serve Jesus for the rest of his life. He surprised his family and many of his close friends, leaving the bank at age 33 to enter Bible seminary. After graduating, Doug and Ann began a 16 year missionary career in Chile and Spain. The Cordillera Church they founded in Chile still meets to this day. Returning to Canada in 1996, Doug and Ann started Marriage Encounter in Saskatoon, Burlington, Poland and Thailand. Doug never really retired. He married Nancy in 2003 and moved to Victoria where they served the church. Of particular concern to Doug were the people in James Bay where he recently set up a "Coaches Corner" to minister to all, but specifically the homeless.
"But as for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15
For the family and friends he leaves behind, a celebration of Doug's life will be held Wednesday, September 20, at 11:00 a.m. at Gateway Baptist Church, at 898 Royal Oak Drive in Victoria. For the family and friends he now joins, and for Jesus, whom he lived for, loves and served, the celebration will continue forever. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Mustard Seed Street Church in Victoria.

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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Sep. 16 to Sep. 19, 2017.
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September 23, 2017
Brandon, Colin, and family,
We have cherished memories of your father (and mother) when they were attending seminary in Regina. Sending our condolences.
Joe and Mervina Repetski
September 23, 2017
Knew his face, couldn't place name 'til help arrived. A fine guy in every way & so proud to have known one who dedicated his life to serving Jesus & his fellow men. Bless him always.
Don & Joanne McCuaig
September 21, 2017
Brandon and Colin,
This is John Cook. (Charlie's youngest brother). I am sorry to hear about the passing of your dad whom I remember with great respect as well as your mom Ann from my days as a teenager way back in Regina, SK. (when I use to watch the two of you during the summer of 1980 and we use to hang out with your good neighborhood friend Miles).
September 20, 2017
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family at this tender time.
Many times Doug and Anne visited in our home in Revelstoke.we corresponded for many years when they were on the mission field. Many memories of prayers and encouragement for one another.

Wishing you Penny and Ron Hardie
Penny and Ron Hardie
September 20, 2017
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. So sorry for your loss.
September 19, 2017
Lynne Schroeder
September 19, 2017
Brandon and family:
So very sorry for your loss.
Ladine Drader
September 19, 2017
We are very saddened to learn of Pastor Doug's passing. His visits to SCAC were always highly anticipated. We valued his sermons and testimonies of his never - waning faith in God's provisions. His presence will be greatly missed.

May Our Lord comfort you and your family and give you peace.

Rev. J. W. Kaan & Congregation of SCAC.
Rev. J. Wilson Kaan
September 19, 2017
My deepest condolences to Nancy and the rest of Doug's family. Blessings to you.
Ed Pickard
September 19, 2017
Dear Nancy, Brandon & families,
We are so very saddened to hear of Doug,s passing, he will be greatly missed by so many around the globe. For a lot of us, our lives, relationships & many friendships were renewed through His love for the Lord, which he in turn passed on to so very many.
Blessings to each of you.
Cliff & Sue
Cliff & Sue Maruk
September 18, 2017
We were saddened to hear of Doug's passing (though we realize he is in a better place). We were missionary colleagues in Chile, years ago. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his two sons and other family members.
- Rev. Charlie & Elizabeth Woehr
September 17, 2017
He was great for my family thank you Doug &Nancy
Ken & Jennie Catterall
September 16, 2017
Brandon, so sorry to see of your Dad's passing into heaven. So young and so vibrant. He and your Mom had a great impact in my life. God bless you all.
Dorcas Oleskiw
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