It is with the heaviest of hearts that we, his family and friends, share the news of the passing of our ‘golden boy’ Dale Snowdon, a term that he deserved. Dale hated being the center of attention but alas, we have the last say in this tribute that will undoubtedly fall short of being worthy.
Dale passed away early morning on Thursday, July 14th, 2022, at The Moncton Hospital at the age of 44, with his family by his side. Born in Moncton he is the son of Susan (Currie) and the late M. Dale Snowdon.
Dale loved his wife Erin and the family they created who completed him, with his son River and the daughter he had always wanted, Taylor. Erin lit the spark under Dale’s butt that certainly drove him to do things outside of his comfort zone. His son River could breathe the air into the lungs of a dying man, who found the energy to have his final words be "I love you River". Taylor brought completeness to Dale’s life, and he loved her as if she were his own daughter.
Dale loved golfing with his two favourite boys, Chris and Sean. He was a Blue Jays fan regardless of the season they were having, and he loved the Maple Leafs (yes, we know, we question that too). He loved to watch football at his favourite watering hole, Five Bridges, and enjoyed steak night with his little buddy and brother-in-law Chris. Dale was the General Sales Manager at Subaru of Moncton, with many years working within the automobile industry. Dale was a Subaru guy until the end, and he loved his work and loved his Subaru family. Dale loved watching his children play sports and could often be found at the rink cheering River on and shaking his head every time River was in the penalty box.
To the man who we all loved deeply and for so many different reasons, we go against your wishes to fly under the radar, and we scream your praises. Erin, River and Taylor will always be your prize and we will cherish them as you would have.
Dale did not lose a fight with cancer, because as we all know, Dale was not a fighter, and this is one battle he would never have chosen. Dale always said he would run from a fight, so keep running Dale, and we will be waiting for you at the finish line while dad keeps you safe for us.
Dale is survived by his wife Erin Crawford and their precious kids Taylor Horsman and River Snowdon; mother, Susan Snowdon; sisters, Kelly Snowdon (Tim), and Beth Snowdon-Murdock (Chris), his nephew Tanner Snowdon who was like a brother to him. He will also be missed by many extended family members in Fredericton, Ontario, Edmonton, Moncton and Saint John areas.
He was predeceased by his father M. Dale Snowdon in 2000.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
A private graveside service will be held at Alderwood Cemetery.
Donations in Dale's memory can be made to the friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544.
Online condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca