At the age of 91 years, Leo Snow of Sydney, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 25, 2021.
Born on November 2, 1929 in Sydney, Leo was a son of the late Bernard and Sarah (Norcott) Snow.
Leo enjoyed a good life, living in a little bungalow in Whitney Pier surrounded by his loving wife of 68 years, Colleen, and their five children. Leo was a fun-loving, kind, and caring man who loved camping, dancing, and family, not necessarily in that order. His fondness for black & white Westerns was only surpassed by his love of tea and cookies.
Leo had a long and happy retirement after working in the scrap yard at the Steel Plant for 42 years, retiring at age 57. He wintered on Gatacre Street, where he loved to snow-blow the neighbourhood, and summered at Plage St-Pierre Campground in Cheticamp, where he enjoyed beaches and campfires.
Besides his parents, Leo was predeceased by his siblings, William, Bernie, Frances, and son, Allan, who we know had the teapot on when his dad arrived at the Pearly Gates.
Leo will be deeply missed by his devoted wife, Colleen; children, Michael (Debbie), Belinda (Trish), Aldon (Mary Ann), Philip (Jean) and sister, Marie (Abe). Pops will be missed by his cherished grandchildren, January, Crystal, Kirk, Mitchell. His great-grandchildren will learn about him through our many shared memories.
Leo’s stubbornness served him well throughout his life; even in his last months, his strong will and sheer determination kept him strong right up until the end of his journey. Our father was a simple man; he went to work, paid the bills, showed kindness to others and his sole purpose in life was to provide for his family. He was a good man who tried his best.
There will be no visitation for the late Leo Snow. Memorial Service will be celebrated on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. All Covid-19 protocols will be adhered to.
In lieu of flowers, Leo would hope that you do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness in his name.
Dad, our hearts will never stop missing you. Give Allan a hug and give all the dogs a treat
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Colleen, Aldon, Phillip, Mike and Deb, Belinda and families, I’m so sorry to hear about Leo, sending you all my condolences, know I am thinking of you all, Leo was a kind and gentle man who will be greatly missed, RIP Leo
From: Sandra Power Wall
Our deepest condolences to Colleen and family on the passing of a truly wonderful and caring neighbor for over 40 years. We had many chats over the years. Leo always loved to reminisce about his drive to the summit of Mount Washington. RIP old friend.
From: Frank and Delores Starzomski
My deepest sympathies are extended to Mike and his family on the passing of a wonderful father and friend. My heart goes out to you all at this time. May he RiP.
From: Ann (Lewis) Dancsecs
Mike, Debbie, January, Crystal and Mrs. Snow – so sorry for your loss, please know our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Keats & Brenda Biron
From: Keats & Brenda Biron
Colleen and family. We are so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. I know how special Leo was to everyone and what great memories he has left behind. Wishing you all the best in these hard times,
From: Gen MacLeod-Kevin Primmer
Colleen & Family, Our deepest sympathy on hearing of Leo’s passing! He was such a fine man and so good to the kids who would go to your campsite to play ring toss. He will be missed!
From: Roger & Mary Lou Chiasson, Cheticamp Island
Belinda and Trish. I was very sorry to read the passing of your father Belinda. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
From: Monica AuCoin
Colleen, I am so sorry for your loss. Leo was such a pleasant man.
He will be missed and fondly remembered by many.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Cecil and Beulah Ash
From: Beulah Ash
Sorry to hear about the passing of Mr Snow. your old neighbor.
From: Elaine Ryan.
Coleen and family…so sad to hear of Leo’s passing. I am sure he is in heaven dancing now.
From: Mary McInnis. (Ed Kane)
My deepest condolences to you Colleen and your family. Please know I am thinking of you always and I will keep you in my prayers
From: Myrna Brown
Our sincere condolences to the Snow Family. Leo was a true gentleman. We will miss him at the campground. Thinking of you all.
From: David and Jenny Tighe
My sincerest Condolences to the family of Leo. He was sweet man to me. Always had a joke for me .He was so kind I’m sure he will be missed deeply..
From: Lucy Devoe
Colleen and family,
So sorry to hear about Leo’s passing. We know he is in good company now and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From: Karen and Darcy Church
Dear Coleen I’m sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. I’m keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Mae Mac Lean
Colleen & family, So very sorry for your loss. Leo was such a kind, sweet, and funny gentleman, who always had a joke to tell us. He will be missed. May all the happy memories you have of Leo help you through this sad and difficult time. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Janice and Keith
From: Janice Davidson
My sincere condolences to Coleen and family. May he Rest In Peace.
From: Marie Chiasson
So sorry to hear of Leo’s passing, my sincere condolences to the Snow family.
From: Steve Horechuk
Love you always and miss you forever xoxox
Condolences Debbie ,Mike and family and Colleen and Family. May your memories comfort you in the sad times ahead.
I am saddened by the passing of a wonderful person. I had so much respect and fun with Leo and Colleen at the bowling ally. So many good times . Rest in peace my friend .
So sorry for your loss debbie and mike
Deepest sympathies to all Jeannine &Gelas Aucoin Cheticamp
So sorry for your loss. Hugs Aldon and Mary Ann thinking of you..
Our sincere condolances to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sorry to hear of Leo’s passing,sincere condolences from Gloria and Ray Rolfe.Ray enjoyed his chats with Leo at pensioners bowling.
Dear Mike, Debbie, Mrs Snow and Family, I’m so sorry to have received the sad news of the passing of your wonderful Dad, Husband and Grandfather. My prayers 🙏 and thoughts are with you all.
I’m sure that he will be beside all of you in this sad time making sure his family is still being looked after as he did. God Bless you all. 🙏🫂
So sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of Leo. Mom and Dad always loved going to the Candlelight dances with Colleen and Leo. Thoughts and prayers to the whole Snow family during this difficult time.
Wonderful person. The smile tells it all.
We will miss him.
Our condolences to you all
Our deepest sympathies Colleen and family . Gaston & Marie Aucoin , Cheticamp
COLLEEN AND FAMILY, We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless. DERRICK And NORMA.
Passing of a great man. Leo Rest in Peace. To the family there will be tough days ahead so may God be with you all.I know you all have amazing memories that you will carry in your ❤. Love Peggy and Lindsay Margetti
Belinda and family,
My sincerest regrets are sent your way at hearing of the passing of Mr.Snow.
I have lovely memories of enjoying a bonfire with the family several years ago.
So sorry Belinda and Mrs.Snow,
Dear Colleen, Mike, Debbie, Belinda and all family members…we are so very sorry to hear of Leo’s passing .Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and difficult time.I just lost my sister Leona MacAulay last week. Rest in Peace Leo!
Colleen and family so sorry to learn about Leos passing. Will certainly miss having my dances with him at the club.He was so much fun to be around.
My deepest condolences to all of you.
Hugs & A.F.F.A.
Doddy & Bobby
Whitney Pier ( Truro N.S.)
To Mike & Snow Family So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our sincere condolences to all of you. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
To the entire Snow family, Glenn and I would like to express our deepest sympathies. Leo was a wonderful man and it was a sincere pleasure to have known him. God Bless you all.
Love you my brother. rest easy & give Mom & Pop et al a big hug. So long for now till we meet again. Marie
Colleen and family: My heart is aching for you all after hearing of another great loss in the Snow family.
You have gone through so much with the loss of Alan and now Leo.
We take so much for granted in our lives and I don’t think you are ever prepared for the loss of a loved one.
My prayer is that your family will help you one day at a time.
RIP Leo 💔‼️‼️ Sending love and Prayers to Colleen and the Family ‼️‼️🙏🏻
Our deepest sympathy to you Colleen and all your family members on Leo’s death.Always with a smile on his face when we met him,he faced the challenges of his illness and at the same time,showed to others the great love he had for you and his family.May the happy memories bring you all peace and consolation in the days ahead.Love to you all.Bill and Sheila
So sorry for your loss awesome man may he rest in peace hugs to you all
Condolences to Colleen and Family. We neighborhood kids always felt safe being around Leo, he would always get involved with either playing pool or riding on the snow mobiles with us, Rest In Peace ❤🙏❤
Mike, Debbie, January and Crystal, so sorry to read of your Dad and Grandfather’s passing, sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Brenda and Keats
We are so sorry to hear of Leo passing
So sorry to hear about your loss. The wonderful family memories you have will carry you through this difficult time.
Condolences to the Snow family. Rest In Peace.
Bert and Maurina Lewis
My condolences to the Snow family in your time of sorrow. RIP Leo.
So sorry for your loss
sorry for a great loss and angel he is and now he is a great one looking over all of us so sorry for you and your family prayers are with you
Fran and I are sending our sincere condolences to you Colleen and your family. Our thought and prayers are with you at this time.
My condolences to Coleen and all the family. I will never forget how Leo’s kindness as the best neighbor ever made my move to the Pier seem so perfect. Always a story or a joke for me as he leant me a hand with whatever I was trying to do. A perfect gentleman has left this earth.
Thank you Margie, I miss you as my neighbor
Our deepest sympathy, Colleen and family, on the passing of dear Leo.
We have enjoyed many good times at the Pensioners’ Club with you both. His smile and kind way with everyone will always be remembered.
Love and prayers for all in your great loss.
Colleen and family so very sad to hear the passing of Leo. Always smiling and enjoying where he was and who he was with. Hugs
Colleen and family: VERY SORRY for the recent loss of your dear Leo. I can see him dancing at the Pensioners waiting for you, Colleen, to finish up in the kitchen. He was such a good man. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Leo Snow was the man to go to when in need. One summer, my friend Lynn and I were fortunate to spend a few days at beautiful Plage St. Pierre, vacationing in Trish and Belinda’s new trailer even before they did. We were in awe! Then our second night there we had a visitor. A little mouse had found its way into the trailer which had just been placed in its spot. Lynn and I did the stereotypical female thing. We screamed and ran. And where did we go? Right over to Colleen and Leo’s trailer! We were afraid of mice but we were smart. Leo, without his Superhero cape, came back with us, set his own personally designed trap with candy, and the mouse fell for it. Leo saved us that day, just as he saved so many others, particularly his family, throughout his life. No thanks required. That was who he was. Super Dad and McGyver in one. A man with the most gentle demeanour and kindest heart, who never gave a second thought about helping those in need. Colleen and all of your family…you were blessed to have him in your lives and you have mountains of memories to cherish and to pass on. You can rest assured there will be no mice in Heaven now. ❤️❤️❤️
Mike, accept my condolences and extend my deepest sympathies to all the families. Your Dad was a fine “Pier” resident and will be remembered as such forever. May you rest in peace, Leo
Sorry for your loss
So sorry to hear of Leo passing. Hugs and prayers for everyone!
So sorry for your loss Colleen and family. He was such a asset to your family and friends and his kindness and love will carry in the so many good memories. Take care.
Mike, Debbie, January and Crystal, and the entire Snow family, my sincerest condolences on your loss. Please know that your in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in all the beautiful memories.
My thoughts and most sincere sympathies are extended to Leo’s family and friends. I fondly cherish my memories growing up on Gatacre St not far from the Snow family. The greatest of people.
Sincere prayers & heartfelt condolences to you and your family, Aunt Colleen. May you find comfort in family, friends and loving memories.
Our Prayers & thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. We will make it a point to possibly visit you over at the campsite this summer. Gordon & Nancy Aucoin
My deepest condolences to the Family of Mr. Leo Snow, God be with you all during this terrible loss.🙏🙏🙏💔💔💔
Heartfelt condolences to the Snow family and friends!! Rest in Peace Mr. Snow and may God Bless you !!!!
Colleen and family, so sorry to hear that Leo has passed. He sure did enjoy life and we had many fun times over the years. Take care.
Sending you and your family sincere condolences on Leo’s passing. May his deep love of you and your family give you strength and courage during this difficult time.
Colleen and Family, Please accept our sincere sympathy on Leo’s passing. We will miss him when the club opens again (whenever that will be) He was a lovely guy, always so friendly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you All as you deal with your loss. God Bless. Roddie and Judy
So sorry to hear the passing of your dad, Leo. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers and thoughts sending your way.
Sincere condolences to you Colleen and the family. I did know Leo but I do know the love and concern you had for his well being. I hope I will be still seeing your energetic gait next summer at La Plage Saint Pierre. You are so inspiring. I am sure Leo would want you to come to the place you love during the summer months.
To Colleen, Mike, Belinda, Aldon, Phillip and all of Leo’s family our sincere condolences. We were neighbors for many years and know how great the loss is for your family. Your are all in our thoughts and prayers. May Leo rest in peace.
Colleen, Michael and the balance of the family I am too old to have known. Rozanne and I wish to offer our sincere condolences to you on the passing of Leo I know him to have been a good man in all regards. We will not be able to attend the services tomorrow due to a long awaited medical appointment but rest assured I will be there in spirit.
Colleen and family – I was very saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.
My deepest condolences to Leo’s family on his passing, my thoughts are with you all at this time.
Colleen, we are very sorry to hear about your loss, Praying for your healing, comfort, strength, and peace during this painful time.