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Darryl Eric Snowdon

July 5, 1941 ~ June 11, 2020 (age 78)





 The world has lost a good man. Darryl Eric Snowdon passed away June 11, 2020,  weeks  short of his 79th birthday,  a year after being diagnosed with angiosarcoma.

  Born the eldest son of Ken and Polly Snowdon,  Darryl grew up in the Crowsnest Pass  where he enjoyed fishing the Crowsnest and Elk River’s, target practicing at the indoor gun range,  and most of all,  stock car racing as a member of the Pass Auto Racing Association.

  Darryl married the love of his life, Judith Sumanik, July 17, 1971, and the couple moved to the Lundbreck area in 1981 to begin their dream of acreage living, breeding, training and showing  dogs.  Darryl retired from work in Property Management in 2003 after 21 years with the Alberta government to create and maintain his pride and joy,  “Shadowbar Shepherds”.

  This  was a man of quiet strength and determination. He was  kind and caring , dependable,  hard-working and ready to step in and help whenever help was needed.  His  conservative attitude towards change often made him  the voice of reason in troubled times yet he  faced  the hardships and reality of life with an acceptance that commanded a deep respect from us all.

  If you were his friend, you were blessed.

And as his wife, I know he was the “wind beneath my wings.”

   A Gathering of Family & Friends will be held at our acreage in honour of Darryl’s life.  The date and details will be announced at a later date. 

   Donations in memory of the late Darryl Eric Snowdon may be directed towards the Last Chance Cat Ranch Society in Lethbridge.  Condolences may be registered at


Fantin’s Funeral Chapel assisting with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.

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Service will be held at a later date.

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