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DOUGLAS EDWARD SNOW
March 13, 1937 - March 27, 2023
After a lengthy battle with dementia but a quick and unexpected ending, in Etobicoke General Hospital, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Virginia (Ginny) nee Quipp; loving father of Doug (Heather), Ted, and Kim; grandchildren Addie, Grace and Sam; and great grandfather of Mikey, Chloe, Maria and Ellis. There are four Snow brothers: Bill (Mug), Doug (Pug), Don (Slug), and Terry (Jug). Pug was predeceased by Mug and Jug. Origin of the nicknames is unknown but suspected to have been given by a grandparent.
Doug was a Registered Industrial Accountant and spent the majority of his 33 year working career in the Industrial Accounting Department at Kodak Canada Inc. on Eglinton Avenue in Mount Dennis. He retired in 1992…freedom 55…and enjoyed playing Etobicoke Seniors Slo-Pitch and golfing with the Fairfield Golfers for many years. He also was an avid bridge player at Fairfield Seniors Centre and Swansea Town Hall. He volunteered at Fairfield doing seniors income taxes every March/April for many years. He was the president of the Downsview Boys Club Hockey for many years. He was always into something. He was also a traveller… he and his wife Ginny didn’t quite travel the world but came pretty damned close to it. Never a dull moment for Doug.
Doug was also the Blue Jays number one fan. He held season tickets from opening day in 1977 until about ten years ago and then switched to the twenty game and then ten game packages but COVID put an end to all that. He scored every game he went to and he kept all his score books…never threw one away in all those years. He even took one book that had the score sheet for Dave Stieb’s 1990 no hitter game to a Blue Jay function that Dave Stieb was in attendance at and managed to get Dave to autograph the score sheet. Dave was amazed that someone had hung onto it that long. That’s a true fan.
At Doug’s request, there will be no formal funeral service. If you would like to celebrate him tip a glass together…he’ll hear the clink.
Should you wish to make a donation in Doug’s name to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario it would be much appreciated.