John Raymond Sneve

John Raymond Sneve

Ray Sneve died peacefully at his residence in Salmon Arm, BC, on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the age of 86 years.

Ray was born in Vancouver, BC on August 22, 1925. After finishing school, he worked at Boeings and at dairy farms in Langley. Ray served overseas with the Canadian Scottish Regiment and, after the war, spent six years building a motel on the Hope-Princeton Highway with his parents. He ventured up north and worked in mining, logging and road construction. Ray and Diana were married in 1955 and he worked in the shipyards in Vancouver, returning to road construction in 1966. He and Diana retired to the Shuswap in 1974.

Ray was predeceased by his wife, Diana, in 1993.

There will be no formal funeral service and Ray’s cremated remains will be interred next to Diana in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sorrento.

If so desired, contributions in Ray’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Online condolences can be sent through his obituary at

Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

Salmon Arm Observer

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