November 11, 1940 – December 5, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Averyl Leigh Snow. Leigh passed away on December 5, 2018 at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital peacefully surrounded with the love of his family.
Leigh will be deeply missed by his wife Myrtle Swendson and four children; Mark (Thelma) Snow, Canada Hill, Nova Scotia, Russell (Fee Comeau) Snow, Denny Island, BC, Keven (Bonnie) Snow, Lockport, Nova Scotia, and his Daughter Kelly (Phil) Rossini Windsor, Ontario, two brothers, Paul (Rose) Dunlop, Halifax and Howard Dunlop Shelburne both in Nova Scotia, nine Grandchildren and many Great Grandchildren.
Leigh was born on November 11, 1940, in Clyde River, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. As a young lad he was often found riding his bike to the river to go fishing or doing odd chores for his family and friends.
At the age of 15 he dropped out of school to help support his family and that is when he found the sea calling to him. He was fortunate enough to fish with some of the best Highline Skippers on the East Coast. He took time off to attend a trade school in Halifax and obtain his marine engineers ticket.
This opened up more opportunities of employment for Leigh. He eventually moved to Prince Rupert, BC. where he worked at the Prince Rupert Hospital as maintenance and engineer & for a time at the Prince Rupert Port as a longshoreman. The call of the sea saw him return to fishing and eventually work for Department of Fisheries and Oceans on their patrol boats in the position of mate, engineer and cook depending on what was required of him.
He sometimes worked on the ferry between Kitimat and Kemano as engineer or mate. In the fall he would load up his truck and head for Houston to go hunting with his friends. Leigh could often be seen driving down to the water front with his dog Lucky or going out on the highway to check his trap line. Leigh was known for his canned and smoked salmon receiving many requests by friends.
Leigh was pre-deceased by his father Russell Snow, his step-father Malcom Dunlop and his mother Rebecca Dunlop.
At his request he will be cremated and his ashes will be spread, half in the Pacific and half in the Atlantic Ocean. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Rest in Peace