It is with great sadness that the family of J. Roscoe Snodgrass announces his peaceful passing at home on June 28, 2019. Born in Youngs Cove, NB on September 2, 1916, he was the son of the late John M. and Ethel (Branscombe) Snodgrass.
In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Domville), son Hudson, brother Harry, nephew Nathan Snodgrass and his magnificent cat and partner in crime Lynxie.
He is survived by his nieces Nancy Wiggins, Janet (Jack) Trifts, Dorothy (Dudley) Stymiest, Peggy Domville (Bruce), Christine Domville and nephew Craig Domville; along with several great nieces and nephews.
He was a graduate of Normal School, but found teaching was not his calling. He returned to Fredericton to attend UNB from where he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1941. He went on to spend his career with Diamond Construction where he found his true calling.
His years with Diamond Construction were the best years of his life. While working with Diamond he served as President of the New Brunswick Road Builders Association and was also a member of the Canadian Good Road Association.
As an avid sports fan he spent Sunday afternoons in the fall watching the Patriots play football and in the summer his time was taken up with the Blue Jays along with all the baseball teams’ statistics. As a player, his sports of choice were rugby and golf.
Our family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks for the kind and compassionate care received from Dr. Katelyn Stymiest and the Extra-Mural Nurses, especially Angie Hallett. We would also like to thank the in home care workers Cathy Yerxa, Colleen MacPheerson and Joyce Wilson which made it possible for him to remain at home.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted in the care of McAdams Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, NB. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of New Brunswick or a charity of the donors choosing. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at Youngs Cove United Church Cemetery on Monday July 1, 2019. His final resting place will be overlooking Grand Lake, his favorite place in the world.