Passed peacefully away surrounded by his family on April 10, 2017, Charles Hubert Snook, aged 83 years.
Predeceased by wife Shirley (May, 2015) and great-grandchild William.
Leaving to mourn his children Glenn (Blossom), Marcia (Heber), Linda (Tim), Dave (Darlene); grandchildren Colin, Sarah, Mitchell, Ryan, Alyssa, Darcie, Audrey and their families; great-grandchildren Ava, Colton, Owen, Emily, Alana, Oliver and Lily; brothers Donald Snook (Leah) and Maxwell Snook (Joan); brother in-law Bramwell England and sister in-law Jean Pretorius (Martin); also a large circle of relatives and friends.
Special thank you to Majors Bill and Marcy Hopkins; staff at 4 South A at the Health Sciences Centre; and caring neighbour Hilda.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, April 12 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Thursday, April 13 at 2 p.m. with interment to follow in the Salvation Army Cemetery, Blackmarsh Road.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center.
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We are saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Please extend our condolences to all of your family.
Norm and Evelyn
Family and Friends,
I wish I could be there with you. Such is the price paid for living far from home.
Uncle Charlie was a very special member of our family. He was very special to a lot of people, as the condolences on Carnell’s website make clear. He was larger than life. He was kind and he was generous. He’d make a game out of bringing a smile to someone’s face if they were having a hard day. It would be a challenge sometimes, but he usually didn’t have to work very hard as he was very charming. He’d also give his brother, and family, a place to live when they needed it. I know because I was part of that family. I have very fond memories of the time we spent in Terra Nova. Uncle Charlie, along with his family, shared with us everything they had, including their friends, not for just a week-end, nor a week. We were welcomed to stay there for months. I will always be grateful for that gift.
Uncle Charlie lived life to the full and he shared a lot of that life with those around him. He was well loved and he will be sorely missed. Of that I am sure.
Condolences to Charlie’s family
He was a neighbour on Calgary St
He always had a story & a tip for our sons when they delivered The Telegram.
Ed & Mary Lou Martin
Glen, Marcia and Snook Family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I remember the good times from Terra Nova. All the laughs, mischief and yes getting caught by your Dad. He was a fine Gentlemen!!!! He will be missed. Remember and cherish the good and wonderful memories. Sorry I am not able to show my respect as I am out of town. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families.
We are sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Major and Max Snook and the rest of the family..Sorry we are not able to be there since we are still in Florida. God bless you all during this difficult time.
Harold & Margaret Burt
Len and I are shocked and saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing and we send condolences to all his family. To meet him once was to never forget him because he had a larger than life presence. I saw him fairly regularly when my mother was a patient at the Miller Centre. He used to play the organ there and my mother loved to hear the old hymns. He thought he could fool her by playing something she didn’t know, but that was never the case and then they would have a lively chat about how she knew them all. Charlie was a tremendous person who blessed those he met on his journey through life. He will be missed. May God’s love surround you and grant you peace.
Len and I are shocked and saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing and we send condolences to all his family. To meet him once was to never forget him because he had a larger than life presence. I saw him fairly regularly when my mother was a patient at the Miller Centre. He used to play the organ there and my mother loved to hear the old hymns. He thought he could fool her by playing something she didn’t know, but that was never the case and then they would have a lively chat about how she knew them all. Charlie was a tremendous person who blessed those he met on his journey through life. He will be missed but remembered. May God’s love surround you and grant you peace.
Sorry to hear of uncle Charl passing, just let you were thinking of you at this difficult time .
Fr Georgie and Gene Singleton
To Charlie’s family…I was so sad to read about Charlie’s passing last night in the Telegram. I used to work at Zeller’s on Torbay Road and Stavanger Drive for many years where I got to know Charlie as a very regular customer. He would always have a smile on his face and many funny stories to share with us. He always made you laugh and he enjoyed talking to all of us as we enjoyed talking to him. He was well liked to the staff at Zeller’s. I now work in Healthcare dietary dept. and a few weeks ago I was working at the HSC where I came into Charlie’s room he was sitting with a lady but as soon as I put his tray in front of him he recognized me. He couldn’t at first remember where he knew me from but I teased him like I would at Zeller’s and finally after giving him a few hints he remembered. We had a few good chat and I’m so happy I did after finding out he passed away. I just wanted his family to know he was a great man. He will be missed. I also just want to send my condolences to his family during this difficult time.
To Charlie’s family So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. We met Charlie through Shirley as we worked with her in Real Estate. He was a kind man and took very good care of Shirley in her illness. We will miss him at the flipper dinner this year. Sincerely Max and Phyllis Beckett (FLorida)
So sorry yo hear of your dads passing Marcia and family My thoughts and prayers are with you God Bless
Glenn and family we were so sad to hear about your dads passing sending you love and prayers for the coming days god bless
Marcia, Glenn and family,
Very sorry to hear of Uncle Charles passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Glenn, Marcia and families
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time, sorry I can’t be there, I am recovering from a hip replacement and can’t travel. I keep thinking back to December when he came to the Health Science to visit Betty and cheer her up, it’s hard to believe that they are both gone now but they had great faith and rest assured they are where they aimed for. once again my Prayers are with you and God Bless.
Majors Don &Leah Snook
The Salvation Army Chance Cove Corps would like to pass on deepest sympathy of the passing of your brother Charles. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all has you lay your love one to rest. May God’s comfort and peace give you strength in these days. Blessings
To Charlie’s Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you reflect on the life of a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Our connection to Charlie was through our frequent, but not frequent enough, encounters during his regular visits with my late Dad, Walter (Tubby) Collins. His obvious joy for life and generosity of spirit were boundless. He was a true friend to my Dad and his visits left wonderful memories for us and our kids.
Please accept our condolences as you celebrate a life well lived.
Chris & Debbie Collins, Coquitlam, BC
Glenn & Family; Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.John & I sending our condolences to all of your family. John & Sandra Lucas
Glenn, Bloss and family
Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Memories will always keep him close; treasure each one. God Bless.
My prayers are with you
I worked with Charlie during his Westburne days
He was wonderful person to know and I enjoyed the times we got to spend together It was always interesting times.
Al Darrach Halifax
To Marcia, Glen and Families
It is with regret that I write this message., I’ve always felt I had a special place in Uncle Charl’s heart. I have fond memories of the time I lived and shared with you when I was in training in St John’s. Uncle Charl always did what he could to help, he was so helpful when we built our homes in Gander, providing advice and plumbing materials. I can still remember the times he stopped by our home on his way to or from salmon fishing, never shy to express his feeling and always encouring. Tom and I looked forward to our visits while in St John’s, especially Tom because they would always exchange fishing stories which uncle Charl loved. He will always hold a prominent place in my heart but I know he is in a far better place now. Love and prayers Marjorie and Tom.
Sincerest sympathy of the passing of your Dad. He was a kind and loving man. We are thinking of you all during this time. Keeping you in our prayers. Theresa Williams and familly.
My deepest condolences to Charlie’s family. I am saddened to hear of his passing. I first met Charlie when I worked at Chester Dawe Limited, on Torbay Road. I then became his wife Shirley’s Home Care worker from 2010 – 2011. Charlie was a lovely person, and had quite a sense of humor. He also had a great sense of style! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Our condolences to the entire Snook family. Today we remember your dear loved one and our wonderful friend Mr. Charlie Snook – Referred to by us as Uncle Charlie. We first met on the beautiful Castor River Salmon fishing 14 years ago. A day that was especially God inspired. He became a very good friend and brother in Christ and a man whom was like the grandfather I had never known. I truly enjoyed and always looked forward to our many amazing salmon fishing, moose hunting trips and our wonderful conversations over camp fires. Today I recall the last day we fished on Main River and he handed me his favourite ADG rod and full set up and gave to me to as a gift to remember all our great times and each and every trip with him were great! I will Cherish them those trips forever and all the memories we shared. He will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Remembering John 3:16 today. Sincerely, Herb and Bev Canning – Pasadena Willis and Vivian Penney – Middle Arm.
We are all thinking of you at such a sad time. Charlie was such a wonderful friend to us all and we will miss him very much. We will always remember Charlie with a huge smile on his face and always so loving and kind. We will never forget the time he spent with us one summer in Lark Harbour and the wonderful chats on the phone. Wish we could be there to say goodbye to our friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My condolences to the Snook family. My name is Brett Butler and I meet Charlie 9 years ago while working at Moores Clothing. Charlie loved dressing up and looking good. Thru the 9 years that I have served him, we became really close. Charlie was kind hearted man that would light up the room whenever he dropped in for a visit. I will truly miss him, he was a good friend to me. Sorry I won’t be there in person cause I’m on vacation in Florida. I know he will be will look great. My thoughts and prays are with his family. Charlie you will be greatly missed by me and the rest of the staff at Moores. Rest in Peace my friend
sorry for your loss of your father in law Blossom,my condolences to you ,Glenn and your families.hold your memories close to our heart.
My condolences are going out to the family, I met your father many years ago at Tony’s tailor shop. He was a great costumer and we enjoyed our chats about hunting, fishing and the great outdoors.I Find comfort in knowing that he is reunited with your Mom again. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, I was glad to have known him
Mike Silver, Tony’s tailor shop
I met Charlie almost 30 years ago when I started working for Westburne….he was then retired but stopped into the shop every now and then, sometimes to try to get a deal on something He was looking for, sometimes just for a chat and a laugh.
Charlie was a great story teller and had a such a powerful voice, you always knew he was in the room!!
In later years his visits became less frequent but he would still drop by if he needed something……..a letter typed, a photocopy of something, but mostly I think just to visit the place that he worked for most of his life…..Charlie’s desk is still there and the last time I saw him he actually sat at it for old times sake . He was an amazing and charming man and one of the funniest people I’ve had the pleasure of encounting in my life and I will certaining miss his visits ! Charlie was definitely one of the few truly “old school” classics and my thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss, God bless.
We are sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Charlie and Shirley were both very kind to us when we relocated to Newfoundland and I worked with him at Westburne. He was a great boss, friend and mentor that had a strong positive impact on our lives. Always could depend on Charlie for guidance and support and lots of fun on the bay leaves us with many memories of a special person we were privileged to know. May he rest in peace? Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.
We were so blessed to have had Charlie as a brother in law. During our many visits to St. John’s, he always made us feel so special and welcome. We will miss him very much and always remember him with love and fond memories.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Glen, and with your family at this sad time.
So sad to hear that Charlie has passed away… He was a huge part of our Salmonier experience and memories!! We will never forget him and his smile …. which usually meant there was a good story to follow … Condolences to Glenn, Bloss, Marcia and Charlie’s extended families .. RIP Charlie …
Sorry to hear of Charles passing. We have fond memories of him as a neighbour in Mount Pearl and trips on his boat out on the bay, He will be missed but fondly remembered.
To Charl’s Family
So sorry to hear of Charl’s passing.
He will be missed
The passing of Charles is a sad occasion on many so levels. Charles came into our lives over thirty five years ago when he met my mother and he treated us as if we were always his children. As with any relationships there were ups and downs but the respect and the family focus he showed never wavered. It is often said that a person can be judged by how they face adversity and based on how Charles maintained his commitment to supporting my mother through a long and debilitating illness illustrates how good a man he was and it is something I will always be thankful to him for.
To the Snook Family
Sadden to hear of Charl’s passing. We have great memories of the times spent together while neighbours on Calgary Street