Austin Gerard Snow
Austin Gerard Snow of Glace Bay passed away peacefully on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Glace Bay Hospital, 3 South surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Glace Bay on April 29, 1950, he was the son of the late Sam and Josephine (McDaniel) Snow of Lower Wallace Road.
In Dad’s earlier years, he worked for Tops Grocery, A & W Sydney and was known as the famous Root Bear and St. Anne’s Bowling Alley in Glace Bay. Dad always had a vision of owning his own business and this would be the start of many to follow: Margie’s Convenience Deli, Austie’s Take Out and Pizza, New Aberdeen Laundromat and New Aberdeen Legion and the Pensioners Club for almost 25 years. He and Mom worked tirelessly, but loved every minute, greeting the dedicated customers everyday. Today, Mom and Dad are currently the owners of Union St. Deli Bakery specializing in pies and a diabetic line. Dad had a huge heart, big personality and was full of integrity, as kids, we always had someone on our sofa, our parents always provided a warm place to stay and a meal for anyone having troubles at home, not only people but animals too. He was an avid Blue Jays Fan.
Austin is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Margie (Hawco); daughter, Shirley (Gerard Gouthro), Glace Bay, sons, Austin (Beau), Ottawa, Ont., Michael, Glace Bay, and chosen son, Eddie Tracey who was like his own; his four beautiful grandchildren, whom he adored, Ashley (Erin), Craig, Austin Ty, and Quinn. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley (Billy Bates), Glace Bay; brothers, George (Judy), Milton, Ont., Herbie (Regina), Dominion, Walter, Glace Bay; mother-in-law, Margaret (Walsh) Hawco, a special sister-in-law, Anne Kuramai, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Sam and Josie, he was predeceased by his brothers, Freddie, Robbie, Sammy, Billy, Tommy; sister, Helen, RN and a nephew little Wally.
Donations in Dad’s memory may be made to the Autism, Huntington’s, Diabetes or Cancer Society.
Special thank you to the VON, Wound Clinic at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Dr. Naqui, Dr. MacMullen and RN Bernice, Cancer Centre, Palliative Care, Dr. Jean Crosby, Dr. D’Intino, and Mary Anne Campbell; family doctor, Dr. Mark Elleker and thank you to the wonderful staff of 3 South, Glace Bay Hospital, you all went above and beyond for our Dad, you are truly angels, as well as Dr. Callicutt and Dr. Brien from the Orthopedic Centre.
Dad, we could not ask for a better father, you worked hard to give a better life and we are so grateful. Dad, we love you and we now have a huge void in our hearts. Until we meet again. Rest in Peace.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. at T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS, 902-849-4199. A funeral mass will take place 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at St. Anne’s Church, Main St., Glace Bay with Father Norman McPhee officiating. Internment to follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com