Wally Snow

Obituary of Wally Snow

January 18, 1928 – Morley, Alberta
May 3, 2022 – Cochrane, Alberta

Ade’ Wally Snow, was called home by our Creator on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the age of 94 years, surrounded by his family. 

Wally was born in Morley on the 18th of January 1928, to Tom Snow and Cora Bigstoney. Ade’ was a residential school survivor. He married Frances (nee Twoyoungmen) and together they had seven children, Generich, Ronnie, Daryl, Brian, Delphine, Christopher, and Angela. 

Ade’ worked in various jobs throughout his life to support his growing family. He started out as a CPP worker, highway construction worker and later became a board member for the Indian Association of Alberta, as well as a board member for Tsuut’ina/Stoney Corrections Society.

In his younger years he worked for the Brewster Touring Company as a guide, as well as operating his own guide outfit called Ghost River Indian Guide Service Wally & Sons. He also worked on farms around the province working on machinery. Later in life he became a councillor for the Wesley Nakoda First Nation, was on the Elders Committee and was a member of the Morley United Church. He also travelled to Sapporo, Japan. 

In his retirement years he loved to play Bingo, spending time with his many family members and playing his harmonica. Every Christmas he would play Silent Night on it, which was everybody’s favorite. 

Ade’ Wally is survived by his son Brian (Eldra) Snow and daughter Delphine (Harvey) Snow; 28 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren, including special grandchildren, Preston House, Desi (Olivia) Ear, Chris Ear, Tiffany (Gabriel) Labelle, Jovita Snow, Renwick, Rowan (Nora) Snow, Klimon Snow, Darrylyn (Kerri), Brett Rider, Shadino, Gendrick and Latricia.

He is also survived by his stepmom Clara Ruby Snow; sisters, Glenda Crawler and Margaret (George) Snow; brothers, Tommy (Ping), Hank (Iona), and Bruce Snow; relative Marvin Bigstoney, the Simeon Family, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family too numerous to mention from Morley, Paul Band, Eden Valley, Bighorn Nations. 

Ade’ Wally was predeceased by his wife Frances Snow; parents, Tom Snow and Cora Bigstoney; brother Rev., Dr., Chief John Snow Sr., and sisters, Ruby, Evelyn, Violet, Winnie, and Verna Snow; sons, Ernest, Generich, Ronnie, Daryl, and Christopher; daughter Angela, grandchildren, Betty Snow, Daryl Rider, Leander Rider, Shelly Snow, and Randon Heavenfire; great-granddaughters, Desina Holloway, and Shania Wesley. We apologize if we have missed anyone.

The family would like to thank the Canmore Hospital Nurses, the Bethany Cochrane Care Home staff for taking care of Ade’. A special thank you to the liaison worker Kenny House.

Wake Services will be held at the residence of Wally Snow (Morley, AB) on Saturday, May 7, 2022, and Sunday, May 8, 2022. Funeral Services will be held at Goodstoney Rodeo Center Arena (Morley, AB) on Monday, May 9, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Wesley Cemetery (Morley, AB). There will be a takeout feast at Goodstoney Rodeo Center Arena, after the graveside service.

In living memory of Wally Snow , a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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