SNOWDY, Stanley Richard

February 11, 1948 – May 26, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Stanley Snowdy on May 26, 2023 at the age of 75. Stanley is survived by his wife Jean; daughter Tara; grandchildren Makenna and Cade; siblings Bill (Susan), Grace (Jim), Bert (Sheila), Sicily and Norman, and sister-in-law Judy; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Ed and Maynard, sister Mary, and brother-in-law Ken.

Stanley was a great firefighter for many years. Even after retirement, he missed the job. He loved riding his Harley. Family meant so much to him. Stanley was and amazing husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was loved by all!

At Stanley’s request and in his exact words, there will be “No service, no sandwiches”.

Thanks to Cochrane Country Funeral Home.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – 403-932-1039

  1. On May 29, 2023 at 8:08 pm Judy Zutz Said:

    Our family will never forget my brother-in-law, Stan. We loved his humour and big bear hugs. Words can’t ease the pain you are experiencing, Jean, Tara. Especially after just losing your brother, Ken, my soul mate.
    Rest in Peace Stan. We will miss you.
    Loads of love to you, Tara and his brother, Norman.

  2. On May 29, 2023 at 10:11 pm Betty Jean Chopick Said:

    Snowdy’s, our neighbours and good friends at the lake for 40 years. We will miss you so much Stanley! My heart goes out to you, Jeanie & Tara and all your family. Our hearts are broken too. There’s a special place in Heaven for a man like Stan! (I can hear his hardy laugh!) Bless you all! Betty Jean Chopick & Rebekah Chouinard

  3. On May 30, 2023 at 7:40 am Al Mathers Said:

    My condolence to Jean,Tara, Norm & the rest of the Snowdy family.Stan was a great friend and will be sadly missed. Al

  4. On May 30, 2023 at 1:34 pm Murray Castle Said:

    Stanley, you will be very much missed by all of us lucky enough to have worked with you. Your good humour and great strength (of body and of character) was a comfort and a ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ to us all, in times of stress and in times of play. For those of us who ride motorcycles, as you did, we’ll think of you as our newly elected guardian Angel.

  5. On May 30, 2023 at 1:44 pm Joe Puglia Said:

    I worked many shifts with Stan. A great guy and a great firefighter. He will truly be missed.

  6. On May 30, 2023 at 3:12 pm Bill Snowdy Said:

    One freezing night back in February 1948 Dad had to have a team of horses tow our car through a mile & half of snow to get Mom to the hospital in minus 40 degree weather to have the mischievous little brother called Stan who was always well liked by everyone who he crossed paths with. Many will miss you Stan and I will miss you too and your Witt.
    Rest in peace. Bill and Susan

  7. On May 30, 2023 at 4:23 pm Hank Huculak Said:

    Stan was my first Lieutenant on the fire department. Great guy, great firefighter, I always looked up to him. He will be missed.

  8. On May 30, 2023 at 4:47 pm Val & Randy Greene Said:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Jeanie, Tara & family at this very difficult time. Stan will be missed by some many people who knew him. One great guy & neighbor. Rest in peace Stan.
    Val, Randy Greene & family.

  9. On May 30, 2023 at 5:36 pm Roger Stogre Said:

    Jean,Tara and Family, we send our most sincere condolences . A trusted friend who
    was always there when needed. One could not ask for a better outdoors partner and
    the years we spent in all kinds of circumstances ice fishing, hunting and trapping
    were very special to us both and I continue to think of them [and him] . We made memories
    that most people can only dream about , Norm can attest to that. Thank you Stan for
    being my friend!
    Roger & Deborah Stogre

  10. On May 30, 2023 at 6:05 pm Judy Cheesman Said:

    Jean, Tara, Makenna & Kade. On behalf of myself & my sister Jean we offer our very deepest condolences to all of you. The loss of a great man. We pray all your beautiful memories will bring you comfort in the days ahead. Very sincerely Judy & Stephanie Cheesman and Jean Janzen (Carolyn Stogre’s sisters).

  11. On May 30, 2023 at 9:04 pm Dave Clark Said:

    First hall, first day. I tentatively knocked on the door of #1. Walked into meet Stan Snowdy, Alfie Hood, Fred Richardson, Chuck Thompson, George Hemming, Nick Maley, George Burtis, Ken Wigg and others for sure. Scared stiff but if you wanted to learn to fight fires here was the crew to teach you. Second day shift – double rums at the legion, Alfie buying. We got kicked out. First nightshift the Aquasoft fire and we were there all night. Stan opened the door. Second night Ian Bazelgetty school. Stuck behind a burning stage with George Hemming and Stan Snowdy. I had no sense of how bad a spot we were in. Stan & George looked at each other and said “we should leave now.”
    Stan was a big part of my learning curve, in more ways then one.

  12. On May 31, 2023 at 2:10 pm Scott Cowan Said:

    Jean and Tara,
    Stan was my Captain many years ago at #7 Station. His knowledge, humour, and demeanour will always stand out to me. I appreciated how well he treated me and all that I learned from him. His service to the CFD and the citizens of Calgary is appreciated.

  13. On May 31, 2023 at 3:33 pm Paul Gough Said:

    Stan was one of the most conscientious, easy going, good natured firefighter I ever had the privilege
    to work with. A big kind hearted gentleman who is going to be missed by all. My deepest sympathies
    to all the family.

  14. On June 1, 2023 at 12:41 pm Vern McNeice Said:

    The image of Jean taking a tequila shot out of Stan’s hairy belly button at the CFD rodeo in Airdrie will always remind me of Stan’s fun-loving demeanour. A gentle giant who was respected by all who worked with him, Stan will be missed. Sincere condolences.

  15. On June 1, 2023 at 4:20 pm Norman Snowdy Said:

    Big Brother,(in more ways than one) I say good-by to You. You were my Big Brother, best friend, Teacher, My go-to for information on just about everything, My hunting, snowmobile, boating, waterskiing, shooting, driving through the mountains, trail biking, and motorcycling partner. I will miss Your humour. I will miss You so very very much. Rest in peace Big Brother. Norman

  16. On June 2, 2023 at 1:50 am Cathy Richardson Said:

    My most sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, Jean and also to Tara, at this sad time. I always enjoyed the times I spent with you and Stan. He will be dearly missed by so many of his friends and his family. May wonderful memories give you peace and comfort today, and always.
    Cathy Richardson

  17. On June 2, 2023 at 8:23 am Dennis McIvor Said:

    Rest In Peace, Stan. Heartfelt condolences, to the Family, Brother Firefighters and Friends. Lois & Dennis McIvor

  18. On June 7, 2023 at 10:00 am Peter Guterson Said:

    Very Sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Stan. I very much enjoyed working with him. He was a good man and he will be missed.

  19. On June 7, 2023 at 11:52 am Rick Praud Said:

    I remember the day I met Stan. It was a Stn 21 he was the Nozzleman. He worked with my Uncle Dan Praud ( Capt ) and Ed Scott ( Dr ). I was there to practice hose pull and hose lift. Stan and the boys were there to push me to finish at quick as I could. His and the boys motivation got me the best times ever. I worked with Stan threw my career and learned a lot. I work on and off when he was a Captain. I was there when his driver hit a parked Mustang and Paul G had to come out. Stan’s face. ‍♂️
    Blessings to the family.
    May Stan RIP.
    Rick Praud

  20. On June 7, 2023 at 12:17 pm Dave Lockwood Said:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of Stan. I remember the day I met him and he took me for a ride on his dirt bike. He di wheelies down the alley with me on the back and shifting gears the entire way. From that day on I thought he was a very cool guy. Working with him was equally as much fun. He will be missed greatly.

  21. On June 7, 2023 at 12:46 pm Harley Spate Said:

    Any Rookie firefighter lucky enough to have spent time with Stanley,quickly realized how unique that experience would become, as we moved through our probationary year. Many crews were less than impressed having a Rookie on the crew. The worry about making mistakes was ever present. With Stanley we quickly understood that mistakes are the lessons, not the failures. He taught us all what having your back really means in the fire service. There wasn’t a call where we did not feel stronger knowing he was on the fire ground with us. He was a tremendous asset to the CFD and the citizens of our City.

  22. On June 7, 2023 at 1:01 pm Bob Meek Said:

    Stan–no words big enuff for a BIG MAN! You will be remembered! RIP Stan

  23. On June 7, 2023 at 8:13 pm Ken wigg Said:

    First worked with Stan when he came to 14 station in his first year, worked with him many times over the years and we became good friends on and off the job, there was no one better to work with or party with, we had many great times to get her, rest in peace we will all miss you and think of you often

  24. On June 7, 2023 at 9:34 pm Steven Brodeur Said:

    Hi I came on the job with Stanley and we were on the same shift we worked together many times. It was an honour and privilage to have known him.I can hear his chuckle right now. you will be missed. Thank you for everything you shared with me and others around you.

  25. On June 8, 2023 at 9:49 am Bill Lockwood Said:

    So sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. My condolences to Jean and Tara. Stan was one of the nicest person you could possibly
    meet I am so sorry that I have lost contact for so long he will be sadly missed by all..

  26. On June 10, 2023 at 4:55 pm Marlin Fairman Said:

    So sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. We spent many happy times together, Stan lived with me at one time, until he met Jean. He was a great friend and a great firefighter. He will be greatly missed!

  27. On August 3, 2023 at 11:02 am Ian and Linda McLellan & Family Said:

    Our deepest condolences on the passing of Stanley. May your fondest, most cherished memories of him, bring you love and strength. May his kind and gentle soul rest in peace.

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