November 24, 1927 – January 16, 2021
On January 16th, 2021 we said goodbye to the incredible matriarch of the Snyder family.
Helen Martha Plecash was born November 24th, 1927 to Charlotte and Michael Plecash in Copper Mountain.
Helen met Stanley Snyder in Duparquet Quebec where they went to school together. They lived in Ainsworth before relocating to Campbell River in 1961, where Stanley worked in Myra falls for Western Mines and finished his career with BC Hydro. Campbell River is where they raised their three sons, Bryan, David, and Douglas.
An avid lover of the outdoors, Helen and family spent much of their time camping at Squatter’s Cove, and fishing for trout. You could often find her playing the piano with friends and family surrounding her during the many social events they held at their home.
In her later years she remained steadfast in experiencing a fully lived life, travelling to Mexico, camping with friends and family (many summers spent with Ray & Linda Gark!) and volunteering for the Canadian Cancer Society.
She took long walks daily, always with a very loved dog. She played the piano, the saxophone, and learned how to play the classical guitar at 80 years old.
At that point she also began attending church again. You could always count on her to know where the Blue Jays and Canucks stood.
She told it straight, and sugar coated nothing. She had a wicked sense of humour and deep love for her friends and family. She is survived by sons Bryan (Nancy), Douglas (Bonnie), and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by husband Stanley and son David.
We would like to think Dr. Olesen and Dr. Coetzee for their excellent and attentive care.
She will be forever loved and celebrated by all who knew her.
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