On August 25, 2020 at the home that he shared with his wife of 63 years, Laird Snobelen passed away with his family by his side. Laird was born on the family farm 81 years ago and moved to the house next door when he married Peggy (Crawford) in 1957. That house would become home for them and for their five children Darcy Snobelen, Dale Snobelen, Joy McLeod (Mike), Bradley Snobelen (Elaine) and Ann Marie Snobelen (Pat). Laird was always happy to have visits there from his grandchildren Tyler, Warren, Brittany, Nicole and Mitchell as well as his great-grandchildren Devin, Michael, Ryan, Martin, Beronica, Hailey and Isla.
Laird was one of three children born to the late Harold & Elizabeth Snobelen. He is survived by his sister Marilyn Doyle and predeceased by his brother Wayne. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters in law Gloria Parker (late Larry), Leanne Crawford (Steven), Sam Crawford (late Lana) and Murray Crawford (Darlene).
He was a kind and gentle soul who wore many hats in life, be it helping on the farm, driving truck, building houses or working at Navistar where he retired from in 1999. He was always ready to lend a hand and had a special place in his heart for animals.
It was Laird’s request that cremation take place and that his family remember him at an interment service in Craford Cemetery at a later date. Friends wishing to remember him with a memorial donation are asked to consider Pet & Wildlife Rescue.