Garf Snow

Born: Tue., Mar. 31, 1953
Died: Mon., Sep. 7, 2020


Visiting

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 11, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 11, 2020
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home


Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Sat., Sep. 12, 2020
Location: St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or


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Garfield Francis Snow
1953 - 2020
Millville

On Monday, September 7, 2020 in the home he proudly built, Garf joined his parents Gordon and Catherine (Steele) Snow in eternal rest. With courage, strength and optimism, Garf fought his illness with dignity.
Garf’s life was his family. He was a devoted husband of 44 years to his wife and best friend, Laura. A loving father to his children Julie (Robert) Howatson, Tracy (Peter) Gallant, Gordon, Cara and Joy (Stephen) Murray and proud “Papa” to his grandchildren Nole, Mackenzie, Ava, Brody and Adelyn. He was very proud of his children and of their accomplishments. He took great pride in saying “All my children graduated from St.FX!”.  Garf was a beloved brother to Brenda (Jamie) Power, Blaine (Karmie) Snow and Wanda (Darrell) Bond and caring uncle to his nieces & nephews.
A carpenter by trade, Garf was a member of United Brotherhood Carpenters Local 1588. He began his career with Northern Construction (Jack Carmichael and Joe Glogowski) and worked for a short time at the Sico Steel Plant. For the last 43 years he worked for Joneljim Construction (John Yurchesyn, Nelson Latimer & Jim Kehoe). Garf was a dedicated, trusted and loyal employee and was very proud of each project he had worked on and supervised over the years. During his career he had met many wonderful people to whom he highly respected. He never forgot a face but for names, he called everyone “Mister”.
Garf enjoyed attending baseball & hockey games of his children and grandchildren. He never missed a game or practice. He treasured family vacations to PEI, Florida and visiting his children in Alberta & Ontario. Garf loved music and was always up for attending concerts. He also enjoyed sharing a good laugh amongst friends. He had a great passion for antique cars, going to car shows and weather permitting, you would find him out cruising in his 1972 yellow Mustang.
Garf and his family would like to thank their family, friends, neighbors & co-workers who offered support during his illness. Words cannot express our gratitude especially to Andy Jessome & Wayne Snow for always being there. A heartfelt thanks to the caring, compassionate and professional nurses of the VON, Palliative Care and Cancer Center. A special thank you to Dr. Ignacio, Dr. Khodadad, Dr. Beecham, Dr. Poularde, Dr. Abboud, Claudette Taylor and Rhonda MacNeil.
Visitation for Garf Snow will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Covid 19 restrictions will apply in the funeral home. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, at 10:30 in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Because of Covid 19 restrictions, seating in the church is limited, but all are welcome at the cemetery. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com

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Terry & Patricia Jessome
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
So sorry to hear of Garf's passing. Condolence to the family. He was a great guy we will miss him.

Joe(y) Power
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Laura and family. I am saddened by the passing of such a great person. Died very early in life. He is with his loving parents,and Kay has her loving arms around him as we speak.

Deanna Deveaux
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Dear Laura and family, I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was such a nice man who will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Thinking of you all and sending love.

Jeanette Green Russell
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Laura and family I am so very sorry to hear of Garf's passing, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. God Bless you all❤

Sheldon & Kay Currie
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
I was so saddened to hear of Garth's passing. I had the pleasure or working with Garth for years at Joneljim. He was the finest carpenter I ever worked with & considered him a friend. Rest easy my friend !!! Thoughts & prayers to all of Garth's family. May your many wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult time. 17

Clayton MacNeil
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Laura and family, our condolences. During my visits back home I will always remember Garf with a smile on his face and friendly laugh. Such a nice man.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Clayton and family.

Cathy & Wayne Reashore
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Dear Laura & family, Wayne & I are very sorry to learn of Garf’s passing. We will remember the conversations we had, hockey games we attended, and his love & admiration for his family. Our deepest condolences to everyone.

Cathy & Wayne

Trisha MacLean
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Our hearts are with you at this difficult time. We hope that you can all find some comfort in happy memories.
Trisha, Mike, Aiden & Nolan MacLean

Debbie MacDonald
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Terry and I are so hear about Garf passing....
Garf was a very nice man and will be missed .......please know that you are all in our deepest thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.....❤️

Anne & David MacRae. Baddeck
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
So sorry for your loss.

Judy Jobes
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Please accept my deepest sympathy in Garf’s passing . Love, hugs and prayers

Debbie and Bud MacIntosh
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Garf was a great guy. Our hearts are heavy for all of you. Laura,you had a wonderful husband in every way, a great father to his kids he so dearly loved, and he so loved his grandkids .He is resting with the angels now.His smile was dazzling, his wit hilarious, and we will hold him in our hearts until we see him again. Blaine,Wanda, and Brenda we hope you can temper your grief with happy memories. God bless all of you and know that so many of us share your grief. As Garf said to Bud ,'He was the best man "

Ezra and Paula Snow
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
To the Snow Family, We are very sorry to hear of Garf’s passing and sending our deepest condolences ,sympathy, and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless. Ezra and Paula Snow.

Richard And Karen Finney
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Our Sincere Condolences To Everyone God Bless HeWas A Great Guy He Will Be Missed Will Never Forget Him RaiP My Friend Garf Until We Meet Again Mister

Agnes Gerrow
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Laura I am so sorry, please except my deepest condolences to you and your family on Garf's passing. hugs and prayers are with you.

Alex Arsenault
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
To the Snow Family please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Garfield,he will be missed by all who knew him

Alex Arsenault

ROBERT STEVELY (Bobby Pye)
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
My dear Laura just sending my sincere condolences to you and your family. Just heard from Wanda that Garf was even sick. He fought a good battle. God Bless my dear and stay Safe.
Bobby Pye

Brent & Marlene Stubbert
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Our sincere condolences to Laura & family ....

Gary and Arlene Peach
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Dear Laura and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Garf was a great man who always took great pride in everything he had anything to do with. He was a dedicated man to his craft and clearly, to his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will always remember him. Gary and Arlene Peach.

Ken and Joy Stubbert
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to you Laura and family. Our last memory of Garf was of him offering valuable advice on how to build our pergola and we used every one, and his smile as he drove away in his yellow mustang with you Laura, happily by his side. We were blessed to call him friend...we will miss you "Mister"

DonnaLynn & Eric MacLean
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Please accept our sincere condolences to Garf's family & friends. A true gentleman & hard worker. Rest in peace Mister.

Edgar Chiasson
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
I am so surprised and so sorry for the news. Worked with him in Baddeck and it was a pleasure to see how he handled the workers. At the job's end I had a party for all in Margaree and it was a great one. A few words to tell you what a man he was he did't want to leave until the dishes were done.

Dale& Dan Young
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Laura & Family .. Brenda , Wanda & Blaine.. So very sad.....there are just no words. Thinking of you during these difficult days.

Dorothy & Michael Wark
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Laura and family, Brenda, Blaine & Wanda,
I'm totally at a loss for words.
Wouldn't Garf have something witty to say about that !
I will always remember his kind heart and how everyone was made to feel special, a friend to all who had the privilege of knowing him.
I will miss him dearly.
Memories are treasures...treasure the memories.
With much love and heartfelt condolences to you all.

Joan Clarke
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of Garf's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time.

Jean and Jack Mullin
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Laura and family, so sorry to hear of Garf's passing, thinking of you all. He was a very well-liked person.

Dianne and Jimmy boutilier
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Jimmy and Dianne Boutilier.

Elizabeth Flemming
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Laura & Family
I'm so sorry to hear about Garf's passing what a wonderful man,husband ,father,neighbour .My sincere condolences to you and all your family ,much love to you all

Denise & Clarence Pyke
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Laura... so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Carol Theriault
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Laura Tracy Julie and all the family So sorry to learn of Garf passing . Another wonderful family man at peace . may you all find comfort in all your happy memories. my most sincere prayers and sympathy. Carol and Ron

Cassie and Norman Brochu
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Laura and family;Brenda,Blaine and Wanda-Our deepest condolences on the loss of Garth.He was a fine man and always the same when we met-smiling and friendly.A great loss to his family and friends.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dave Rusciolelli and family
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Our sincere sympathies at the loss of Garf. He was always so welcoming to all of us when we made our many visits to Cape Breton. A most kind and caring gentleman that will be dearly missed.
Keep those wonderful memories of Garf in your thoughts and in your heart in the challenging days ahead.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family at this time.

Dave and family

Roberta Fraser
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Laura and family,

Condolences to you on the loss of Garf who was a kind person.

Inez Strybos
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Dear Laura and family,
My sincere condolences on Garf’s passing. Thinking of you.
Inez Strybos

Simon Jessome and Marilyn MacKenna
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Dear Laura and the Snow families we are heartbroken with your loss. Grew up with Garf and worked with him in the industry. He will always be remembered for being a great family man and a credit to the Cape Breton construction industry. He built with perfection..I was just thinking today that he and I spent two weeks in Greenwood at a air cadet summer camp. RIP Garf..

Margarett Gillis
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Dear Laura and family
Rob and I send our heartfelt condolences to you at the truly difficult time. I am holding onto a phrase that Father Paul Macintosh often says. "Our hearts ache for others so theirs does not break as they navigate the painful stages of grief" . Please hold onto the fact that many people are holding specs of your pain in their hearts so that you all have the strength to make it through these next few days to honor Garf. He truly was an exceptional man .
RIP dear cousin .

Karen, David, Caleb and Violet Fogwill
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Tracy and the Snow family. You are all in our thoughts during this sad time. Your dad will be remembered every time I see a Mustang, hear a Kid Rock song, adjust my cable package (no peasant package please), see the words Grandfather, and most importantly when I look at you:) May you find endless support and comfort in your memories and from all the people who love you. We miss you and wish we could be with you. Sending all our love. Xo

Bruce clarke
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020

Very saddened to hear the news of the passing of Garf.
I had the pleasure of working with Garfield many projects thru the years.
Hardworking, proud of his work.
He would light up talking about his family.
Rest easy Mister.
I am so grateful to have spent so Many wonderful days With you thru the years
Condolences to the family.

Bev Betts
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Brenda and Family: I am so sad to read about the passing of your brother Garf You spoke of him so fondly when we worked together, and I know you will miss him terribly. Keep the warm memories of him close in your heart to help you at this difficult time. Our condolences to all and know we are thinking of you! Take Care, Bev

Brent Aucoin
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Mrs Snow & Family

I was sorry to hear about Garf’s passing.
I enjoyed the period of time I worked for
Garf and getting to know him more over the
last few years.
Sending my condolences to his family and friends.

Jennifer Stapleton & Lawren MacKinnon
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Laura and family

So very sorry to hear of Garfs passing. He was definetly one of the great ones. He will truly be missed . May he rest in peace♥️

Gary and Marion Hart
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Our heartfelt condolences on Garf's passing. We always loved running into him. He always had a smile on his face. And of course, he beamed when speaking of his children and grandchildren.

Kevin and Brenda McNeil
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
So sorry for your loss Laura and family.Our sincere condolences from our family to yours.

Jeremy Ross and family
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Laura and family. I am so sad to hear of Garf's passing. Laura, you and Garf were always there for us when our family celebrated and when we mourned. I always looked forward to catching up with Garf at those family events, he always brought his positive charm. I am so sorry for your loss.

Cecilia (Serroul) Organ
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
I'd like to extend my heartfelt condolences to all of Garf's family and friends. I went to school with Garf and remember him well. Always a friendly smile and a gentleman to the T. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers and may Garf Rest-in-Peace.

Beverly Boutilier
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
sending my deepest sympathy and condolences on your loss. He was a wonderful man and sure will be missed by many. sending love and prayers

Jeanette MacDonald
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
So very sorry to hear of your great lose. He was such a fine family man and a great friend. Always remember as a special supervisor. My sincerely condolence to you Laura and family 💕

Domenic and Joan Camilli
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
To Laura and all of Garf's family, we extend sincere condolences in your great loss. Domenic and Garf spent a lot of time together over the years, working for Joneljim. May you find comfort knowing he is at rest now. May he rest in peace.

Debbie & Duncan Gelineau
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Julie, Laura & the Snow Family. We are so saddened to hear of Garf's passing. Such a kind and lovely man! He beamed when he talked of his family and I know that you all loved and admired him for the wonderful husband, father and Papa that he was to each of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve the loss of an amazing man.

Theresa & Nicky
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Laura & Family, so sorry for you loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Theresa, Nicky & Family xo

Gaston and Claire Aucoin
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Laura and family..we were so sorry to hear of Garf's passing. He is now enjoying his heavenly reward.

Frank & Anna Martin
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Dear Laura & Family
We were very sorry to hear about Garf’s passing. We will pray for God to give you the strength to get through such a difficult time in your lives. May God Bless You All! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Jonathan Stubbert
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Laura, Gordon & the Snow Family. I am truly sorry to hear of your loss! I hope that friends, family and memories bring you strength and comfort in the days ahead. A lot of my memories involving Garf were involved in the minor hockey days, he truly loved the game. Garf was always quick to offer words of encouragement, a kind man at heart. He will be greatly missed by those close to him! Take Care.

Randy Lucas
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Really sorry for all of those people whose lives were touched by this angel of a man! Loss will be found around every corner, but know that Garf will be there to hold your hand! To Garf's family the sincerest of my condolence! I'd like to say that smile he had put many more smiles in place! RIP Garf!

Anne DuGas
   Posted Fri September 11, 2020
Blaine and Family,
Saddened to hear of your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Ken & Tish (MacInnis) Hutchins
   Posted Fri September 11, 2020
Sincere condolences to the family of Garf Snow. I was saddened to read this news. I worked on projects under him for Joneljim. It was a pleasure to know him. RIP Mister.
Regards, Ken Hutchins (& Tish)

Mike MacDonald
   Posted Fri September 11, 2020
Sorry to hear about Garfs passing. He was a great man always down for a laugh wether be at the worksite with a little bit of gossip ;) or at the hockey rink. Garf always had a great attitude and as a young apprentice taught me a lot . My condolences to Laura and Garfs family

Mark & Linda Kendall
   Posted Fri September 11, 2020
Condolences to Laura and family, we are so sorry for your lost. I had the pleasure of working with Garf on numerous jobs and learning a lot of different ways on how the construction site worked from him. He was a good Forman and a very friendly man outside of the job. He will be greatly missed.😞

Mary Lou and Dexter Bothwell
   Posted Fri September 11, 2020
Our deepest condolences to you and all your family.

SOPHIA JESSOME MacDonald
   Posted Fri September 11, 2020
Laura and family. We are so sorry to hear of Garf's passing. We only knew him for a short time but every minute of it was a pleasure. Right from that first night we all met at our house and the guys came out in their "resort attire" we knew a great friendship was being made. Sincerely Sophia & Brent

Debbie and Clint Reid
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
Laura and the Snow families:
We are very sad to hear of your great loss. Garf was a wonderful man and friend to all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Take care of yourselves.
Debbie & Clint

Dale Pinaud
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
My deepest condolences to Laura and family. John always though so highly of Garf. They often shared stories about their "3 girls". Garf always had a smile whenever we would see him. He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed. Sending you strength and prayers at this devastating time.

Sincerely,
Dale Pinaud and girls

Joe & Anne Burton
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
So sorry to hear of Garf's passing! Joe worked with him for many years! He was a hard worker and a fine man! May he rest in peace!

Jennifer & Kevin Miller
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
Joy & family..so very sorry for the loss of your dad. Take comfort in the many wonderful memories you all share.

Rosa and Henk. Niesten
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
So sorry for the loss of a great person. Garf We can still see him walking and driving his beautiful car. Lots of prayers to all of you. We will be thinking of you.

Brian White
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
Our heartfelt condolences to the Snow family. Jennifer and I both had the pleasure of working with Garf on a number of projects in our careers and always enjoyed the opportunity to work with him. Garf would take the time to ask a question, show you what work he was up to and give you an honest practical reason why he was building something a certain way. He was thoughtful, caring and patient. It was like heading into the professors office without ever being judged on the questions asked and answers provided. I worked with Garf on the Cat Dealership, Northside Hospital Laundry Expansion, Tar Ponds, several school expansions, and many, many others within CB. All projects I was proud of and the workmanship I think speaks for itself. Last time I saw Garf was last summer when we where in CB for a wedding. He was watching his grandson in hockey camp in Membertou. He was Proud of what his grandson and how he was progressing on the ice. It was great to see Garf and catch up. It was one of the highlights and pleasant surprises of my visit home.

Our sincere condolences to the Snow family and Garfs friends. He will be missed.

Brian White (Victoria, BC)

Anita Danyluk
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
Dear Brenda and family,
Sending you my deepest condolences on the loss of your brother. My heart goes out to you and all your family.
Sincerely, Anita Danyluk

Allan McNeil
   Posted Mon September 14, 2020
Laura, Brenda, Blaine, Wanda and family. So sorry to hear about the passing of Garf. He will be missed by all, as he was a loving man. It was so nice to meet Garf again after forty years, on my visit to Cape Breton four years ago. We had a nice visit and he updated me on his family, which he was so proud of. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, during this most sad time. Sorry for late reply, but we were on vacation last week.

Peter MacLean
   Posted Mon September 14, 2020
I am sorry to hear of Garf's passing . Please accept my deepest condolences . I worked with Garf at Sydney steel and met him at the car shows later in life in Moncton. He was a nice person and good friend.

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