Richard’s family — nephew and nieces:
James (Elizabeth), Anne (Scott)
and Karen (Charles);
grandnephews and grandnieces
Jake (Arianna), Benjamin,
Evelyn, Christopher and Emilie,
and great-grandnephew Rowan
— are sad to announce his passing
in Ormstown on October 14, 2022,
at the age of 85.
Richard Snowdon was born in January 1937 in Moncton, New Brunswick, to Evelyn Snowdon (née Hubley) and Lloyd Snowdon. The family moved to Montréal in the 1940s and relocated to Ormstown in the 1950s where Evelyn Snowdon operated a nursing home.
Richard was a well known and respected citizen. He worked for Martin & Stewart and for Tannahill Transport for many years.
In his younger years, Richard attended Upper Canada College and enjoyed the outdoors, canoeing, hunting, and fishing.
After retiring he spent his time reading, visiting with his brother Croydon, friends, and relatives. He was fond of travelling to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to visit relatives and to enjoy the “down home” food.
He had a quick wit, loved to tell stories, and cherished hearing the latest news about his grandnephews and grandnieces. He recently discovered FaceTime … and with a tap on his phone he waved hello, shared a smile, and laughed at the exploits of “Charlie” the golden lab. “Papa” Richard will be remembered as a loyal man who cared deeply for his family and friends. Words cannot describe how much we will miss him.
We want to thank Richard’s respectful, supportive, and kind neighbours and friends, in particular Barry Jackson and Jacques Sabata, for helping him so much in the last few years, allowing him to spend his final years in the comfort of his home.
The family invites you to join us in a time of remembrance on Sunday,
October 23rd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the McGerrigle Funeral Home.
As per Richard’s wishes, a private burial ceremony will follow.
I’m so sorry to hear that Richard passed. I always enjoyed our chats and Harley did as well. The last time Harley and Richard spoke they shared a few good laughs over some political humour! Richard was a big part of our life when I was growing up. He would visit often and shared many holiday meals with us. I can still hear his laugh. He will be missed. My sympathies to all of you.xo
So very sorry to hear of Richard’s passing, and offer sincere condolences to his family and friends.
We became friends nearly twenty years ago – and bonded over our love of art, history and laughter.
Richard made a fabulous fishcake, and talked exhaustively and lovingly about his mum and nieces.
He will be greatly missed.
Loved our good morning waves when we would meet at the post office. A very nice man who always inquired about my daughter, who in her younger teens worked at the local store where Mr Snowdon would pick up his morning paper. He would always ask about her adventures in Australia. My condolences to all his family.
To Richard’s family,
It is with great sadness that I learn of Richard’s recent passing. We had many interesting discussions, about a large variety of subjects, while I transported him to his medical appointments over the past six years or so. I extend my sincere condolences to his family at this most difficult time.
Richard kept in touch with all of his relatives and enjoyed sharing special news. He was a fountain of information. Richard was my mother’s first cousin and when I referred to him as my second cousin he was quick to enlighten me that he was my first cousin once removed. He had a keen interest in genealogy. When he visited Nova Scotia, he would seek out grave sites of former family members, record the information and add it to the family tree. Although Richard had several medical conditions, he was ever the optimist and planned to drive to Nova Scotia next summer. Richard was loved by all and we will miss his stories and sense of humour.
We already miss you. Throughout these many years we have been next door neighbours, we shared pleasurable moments talking, sharing thoughts and opinions about different subjects. We enjoyed seeing you sitting on your front porch, we were happy when you would come over to sit on ours for a little chat and to share a glass of wine.
From now on, each year in June when the Fair’s parade passes in front of our homes, many memories will resurface like in a slideshow; you, so happy to watch the parade with relatives who came for the event like a family tradition, and when they would skip a year, you sometimes coming over to watch it with us.