It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Dorothy Jean Snarr, 95 years, on November 2 2023 at Rockwood Terrace in Durham, Ontario.
Dorothy was the daughter of William and Edna Trelford (nee Hammond), and was born on December 9th, 1927. As a younger person, she helped on the family farm and was an expert horse handler. Dorothy graduated from Tara High School and enrolled at St. Joseph's Nursing School where she trained to be a registered nurse. It was during this time of her life that she met her beloved Bill. Dorothy found success in her maternity nursing career which she left behind after the birth of her first child. As her children got older, Dorothy turned her attention to obtaining her short wave radio license and she spent many nights contacting people all over the world with Morse code under her call sign VE3LEM. Dorothy was a recreational bowler and fine-tuned her creativity as a master quilter. As an avid gardener, Dorothy grew a Victory garden during WWII, grew a large vegetable garden to feed her big family, and was famous for her raspberry jam. Friends and family were often lucky to receive fresh vegetables, a jar of jam, or even a beautiful quilt. She was devoted in her faith and enthusiastically enjoyed services held at Rockwood Terrace in her later years as it allowed her to be close to God. Her family was her life and she was a very kind and gentle soul, who was loved by all that knew her.
Devoted mother of Wesley (Selma) Snarr of Fergus, Victor Snarr of Manitoba, Scott (Brigette) Snarr of Mississauga, Gail Snarr of British Columbia, Suzanne (Russell) Pearson of Kars, and Kymberley Snarr (Arthur Shannon) of Proton Station. She leaves behind her herd of precious grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, William (Bill) Harry Snarr, and grandson Matthew Snarr, and siblings Doris Van Sickle, Woody Trelford, and George Trelford.
Family and friends are invited to visitation held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Friday, November 10, 2023 from 10am until time of a Funeral Service at 11:00 am. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara.
Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, she lived a good long life . Our Moms were best friends growing up in Invermay and always seemed to stay in touch over the years .
Paul & Connie Morris
Thinking of you all - condolences to Gail, Jakob & Lisa & the whole encompassing Snarr family.- Janice Prato
I am so sorry for your loss. We were neighbour's & went to the same church. Dorothy was a lovely lady. Carol & Ken Zister- Carol zister
Scott and Family. Your mom was a treasure. My thoughts are with you now and in the difficult weeks ahead.. I'm sending you my love and deepest sympathy.- Cindy
So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing we met her and Bill through the Durham and District Optimist Club. She was a lovely person and we enjoyed spending time with her. Keep the special memories close to your hearts.- Lynn and Sharon McCallum
Dorothy was the most beautiful person inside and out, loving and kind hearted. She will surely be missed by so many members of her family and friends. Dorothy was such an accomplished person with so many talents,. Bill, her children and grandchildren were the loves of her life.- Susan Hookom
I am so sorry for your loss. I have some very fond memories- Kathy Rumsey Rumsey
She was the most wonderful caring person with the strength of a team of horses. I will always love and miss my Aunt Dorothy. It's comforting to know that she is with my Mom. My condolences to my cousins and their families.- Shelley Van Sickle