After a long goodbye, during which he rarely lost his jokingly spirit, Irven Paul Snider passed away on March 30 surrounded by the love and care of his family. He was the anchor that held the family unit together throughout his life. His spirit of fun, travel, jokes and family time were not only his life highlights, but also that of the family and friends that got to be part of it. Irven was born on October 17, 1967 in Orillia, Ont. where he grew up around his brother and sisters. He will be deeply missed by his loving father, Irven C. Snider; his sisters, Diane Handford (Neil), and Kathy Whitfield (Terry); brother David Snider (Simone); his closest Aunt Iris and Uncle Herb MacDonald; cousin Karen Kitchen; along with six nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Snider (2014) and grandparents, Gladys and Archibald Semple and Muriel and Herman Snider. Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Hall (Lacombe County) located on secondary Hwy 792 between TWNSP RD’s 412 & 414. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made “in memory of Irven P. Snider” to the Red Deer Hospice Society.