Merle Snider

Merle Snider was born in Kamloops BC to her parents Gordon and Astrid Barr on October 15, 1943. The family along with her older brother Bob settled into life here in Golden. Merle met Stu Snider in a local restaurant, and they married on April 11, 1963 and recently celebrated a milestone anniversary together.

She held various jobs from working at the government agent office, bookkeeping and later on as a hostess at the Pillar’s Restaurant. She thoroughly enjoyed running her dress shop called “Uptown Girl” in Golden and later branched out to open “That’s Me” in Kelowna before retiring. She was active with Elections Canada and valued the need for political involvement. She was also a lifelong member of the Eastern Star Order.

Outdoor activities were important, and she loved both time on the boat in the Sushwap Lake and in the mountains on her snowmobile as much as possible. They split their time in retirement between their home in Golden and their Condominium in Sicamous throughout retirement expanding their circle of friends.

She became a pivotal character in the lives of many generations of friends but seemed to get the most pleasure from the youngsters who became a large part of her life. Always keen to attend a sporting event or celebration in support of her extended family. She was always up for a great cheeseburger and fries. She liked to drive fast, and her latest love was her 2010 black Dodge Challenger she roared around in and probably paid many speeding tickets for that joy.

A Celebration of Merle’s Life will be held at the Golden Seniors Centre on Saturday, July 6th, 2024 at 2:00 pm.

“Banga” will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her………..

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