John Snake Sr

A photo of John Snake Sr


Word of Life Church,
Thursday April 11, 2019
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday April 10, 2019
Legion Service at 6:45 p.m.
Visitation from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

John William Snake Sr. passed away at home with his loving wife Nina Rumble at his side. He is survived by his children Kathy (Snake) Wilson and John William Snake Jr, his grandchildren Dawn Rivers and Sebastian as well as his extended family Linda, Hope and Michael. John was born in England on September 8, 1944, the son of the late William & Violet (Moore) Snake. He is survived by his sister Susan White (Ira). He was predeceased by his sister Barbara Kelly in 2017 (survived by Leonard) and by his brother Richard Snake in 2011.

Serving his community and his country was very important to John. He served with the Essex Kent Scottish Regiment for a number of years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 185 in Blenheim since 1998 where he served as the Colour Guard Sergeant. He was also a member of the Blenheim Freedom Library & Military Museum.

A big part of John’s life was his faith and his church. He was a member of the Word of Life Church in Blenheim where he volunteered much of his time to the Soup Kitchen and Food Bank. He proudly upheld the values of a Christian man in his everyday life. He would have been honoured if friends wishing to remember him with a memorial donation would consider the Soup Kitchen and Food Cupboard at the Word of Life Church because that’s where his heart was.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home where a Legion Service will take place on Wednesday night at 6:45 followed by visitation from 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service for John, officiated by Pastor Tim Joyce will be held in the Word of Life Church on Thursday April 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow and a private family interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery.

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My sincere condolences to the entire family. Farewell to my regimental brother! Semper Paratus!

Hello grandpa I love you so much, Grandma Nina I love you to death. Grandpa I am sadden to know about the passing about you. your the best in the world. You were the best grandpa ever. I miss you everyday.

I have never met you Nina, but I have known John for several years, We grew up in Ridgetown and our dad's worked together, as well as our mom's were active in the Ladies auxilary at the legion. May he rest in peace.

Sincere condolences. Hugs. God is with us.

We are sorry to hear of John's passing, last time we seen John was in church Sunday March 24 2019. We all prayed for John in hope that his tests to be done the next day would be positive, little did we know that John would be going home to God as soon as he did. To Nina we are so sorry to hear about John and to the rest of the family.

Sorry for your loss Nina, John will be missed ....R.I.P John,our deepest sympathy.

My deepest sympathy to you Nina I will miss John's sense of humor, quick whit and smile.

Dear Nina Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss of John. Sending many prayers for you, family and friends.

It is with great sadness I say Goodbye to a Friend and Comrade R.I.P. Old Friend now you Serve a higher purpose.

Nina and Family Sending you our deepest condolences in the passing of your beloved Husband John. Sincerely Barb (Jinkerson ) and Charlie Cowell from Gowganda Ontario.

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. He will be greatly missed. Blessings and prayers for you and your family.

Oh my dear Nina - I am so sorry to hear of Johns passing...... I have such wonderful memories of the love you two shared. He always made me smile and he has left a lasting warmth in my heart I will forever cherish. May you find peace in your beautiful memories in the days ahead❤️

HI NINA, sorry for your loss

so sorry for your loss. you have our deepest sympathies.