SNARBY- MARIE KRISTINE (HANSSEN) 86, of Liverpool, Queens County, formerly of St.John’s NL and Tromsø, Norway, died peacefully at the Queens General Hospital on May 8th, 2015.
She was pre-deceased by Capt. Sigmund Snarby, her husband of 52 years.
Born at Holmesletta, Tromsø, Norway, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family, the late Ulrik and Marselie Hanssen (Figenschou).
Marie raised her family in Norway from 1949 to 1967 when the family emigrated to Halifax. She embraced her new life in Canada and always played an active role in the communities where she lived. Family and friends were always the most important part of her life. She always kept in touch with those she loved and cared for. Marie’s home was always open to family and friends and she never missed an opportunity to entertain.
She is survived by Ulf ( Barb ) of Eagle Head NS, Stein ( Simone ) of Liverpool NS, Bjørn ( Rosalie ) and Martin ( Pamela ) both of Cape Breton NS, Harald ( Dianne ) of St.John’s NL and May-Karin ( Per ) of Tønsberg, Norway, 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and an extended family of nephews and nieces with their families in Norway, Sweden, Canada and USA.
A celebration of Marie’s life will take place at Zion United Church, 409 Main Street, Liverpool, on Tuesday, May 12th at 11:00AM. A reception will be held immediately following the service. Private family internment will take place at a later date. Family flowers only, Donations can be made to the Liverpool Zion United Church or to the Canadian Cancer Society. On line condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
Marie’s family wish to thank the medical staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Victoria general Site, QE II, Halifax as well as the medical staff at Queens General Hospital, Liverpool for their wonderful care of our mother. We would also like to thank Dr. Tim Woodford for his compassionate care and his morning visits.
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I have lost a treasured friend, we have had many good times together and I taught Marie Mexican Train which she loved to play , I will miss her very much . Rest in peace Marie . Love your friendJoan S.
Dear Snarby Family:
Marie was a very unique woman, good cook, great knitter of mitts and hats, her dinner parties were amazing. Our table at Seniors will never be the same without her letting us know if we played the right card at Skip-Bo!!! We will miss you Marie, God Bless You!! Love Barb. B.
To the Snarby family,I was just getting to know Marie and enjoyed our chats so much,my sympathy and love to all.
I met Marie through working in Liverpool over the years, she was a customer of mine, buying everything from fabric, to yarn, to hardware. She was a great lady, easy to please, and very kind. She will be missed.
Extending my deepest sympathies to Marie’s family and friends. Marie’s was a wonderful Lady and will be missed by many. I loved travelling with her to Cuba and we have had so much fun listening to her stories. Many times I referred to her as MOM. She mothered everyone. RIP beautiful Marie. Until we meet again. I,ve place the beautiful mitts she has knitted for me on my hands and waved goodbye to her as she entered into the Gates Of Heaven.
Shirley & Paul Shot
To Marie’s family: It is with great sorrow that I learn of Marie’s passing. I know that no mere words can express the heart felt sorrow that you now feel, but maybe knowing that others share your pain with help ease yours. Marie will always be remember by those that knew her. I know Marie is dwelling in the house of our Lord and smiling down on you and her friends. She is at peace! God Bless
Judi (Kelly) Greene
the first time I met Mrs. Snarby I was 14 years old and interested in all crafts. Just starting stitching and knitting. I spent what little money I had at the Scandinavian shop downtown Newfoundland and she coached me with my projects. Later I knew her as a wonderful mother-in-law to my sister Diane and grandmother to harald and Diane’s children Tim and Kelly-ann. A kind and caring lady. Rest in peace
Joyce & Steve Nickerson
I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you all. I met Marie almost 15 years ago when she was kind enough to make a magnificent Norweigan ring cake for a benefit show I was doing for the Astor Theatre. I was a total stranger to her and once I explained what I was doing, she didn’t hesitate to help me in such a generous way. I met Marie often at the gym or at musical/theatrical events and she always had a smile and a laugh for me. She was a regal woman in every way and I will miss her.
I am sure she will make an excellent angel up in Heaven and continue to watch over and guide her family.
Our most sincere prayers to all of you at this time,
Joyce & Steve Nickerson
so sorry fro the loss of your mom,condolences from Debbie and I
Suzanne (Sigston) Adamkowski
My sympathies to the family on your loss, I know she will be much missed by her family and friends. One of my fondest memories of her is when she introduced me to her wonderful lefsa.
Lonnie and Karen White
Our sincere condolences to the Snarby family. We will forever remember your mother for the kind and compassionate person she was.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Sharon & Az Oram and Aunt Ena
Bjorn and Rosalie: So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. We all send our sympathies and condolences and will remember you and the family in our prayers.
Bruce and Sharon Barbour
Your family is in our hearts as you go through this difficult time. Marie was a special woman who raised five boys into fine men often alone while your father was at sea. I have a lot of fond memories of her and I still get a chuckle when I think of them. She had that ability to make you feel special whenever she spoke to you. You were so lucky to have her and she will live on in your hearts.
Steinar Engeset, Mona Engeset-Faustino, Kim Faustino and family
We were very saddened to hear of Marie’s passing on May 8th. Please accept our deepest sympathies! Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
To Bjorn and family my condolences. I have many fond memories of time spent in the Snarby home in Clayton Park. My late husband Alex and Bjorn were great friends and all us teenagers would hang out in the Snarby’s family room.Marie would put up with all the noise and going ons while serving up food for us. The strong sense of family love and connection was never lost on me. I know the family unit was so important to the Snarby’s which I always admired. May the grief you feel be overshadowed by the love you knew.
My sincerest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Snarby. I remember her being very kind to me when Martin and Pam were getting married. She also served the best cake I have ever tasted. May you find peace and joy in your memories of her.
Donald & Donna Huphman
Dear Simone we was very sorry to hear about your mother-in-law passing our thoughts and prayers are with u at this said time .big hugs xo
To the Family of Marie:
Marie was a wonderful person and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Her smile was infectious and her humour appreciated by all. When I last saw her in hospital she was still alert and at peace with the world. She talked of her family and friends and how much she appreciated them. Take comfort that she was loved by all and will not be forgotten. She is now at peace with God. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Try to remember the good times, it really does help.
Glenn Reynolds & Family
Dear Bjorn and family … So sad to hear about your mom, she was a wonderful and energetic lady. We’ll be left with many fond memories of your mom, and her interaction with all those young people who visited your home in Clayton Park many years ago.
Thanks for all those memories … Glenn & Chris
Duncan &Goretti MacIsaac
Dear Snarby Family;
Although we did not know your love one personally; it is quite obvious that she was a lady of strong character and values. This is apparent because she instilled those qualities in the ones she loved and touched on this earth.. Now that her work is done here , we are sure she is receiving her just reward in heaven with her family and friends.. Thinking of you in prayer.
Dunc& Goretti MacIsaac
Gerald Keddy, MP South Shore-St.Margaret's
To the Snarby Family:
I was very sorry to learn of your loss. Mrs. Snarby will be missed by her many family and friends. May you find comfort in the many memories she has left with you.
My sincere condolences.
Gerald and Judy
To Ulf, Bjorn, Stein, Martin, Harald and families…..I would like to offer my condolences to each of you as well as your spouses and children. I know you will miss your mom (Grandmother) because she played an important part in all your lives but she left you with lots of memories to treasure for many years to come.
You are in my thoughts!
To the Snarby Family,
So sorry for your loss, Mrs. Snarby was a lovely Lady.
Sincerely, Tish and Richard .
I too enjoyed maries hosting the game of trains marie exampled panash with everthing she did. I will miss the support that was so freely given as I sang at cheery hill jams which she loved so much. thank you for being in our lives and sharing generously. we all share youre loss….gordieo
Joyce & Jim Parks
Simone,Stein and family..we would like to offer our condolences to you all,your Mom was a beautiful kind lady.may you find comfort in your memories,thinking of you all at this sad time.
Donna And John Murray
Marie will be missed by many people whose lives she touched. And in her lives here, she connected with many people. Sincere condolences to all the family.
Linda & Robert Trainor
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. Take Care & GOD Bless.
Reid and Patti Emenau
Our sincere condolences to all the Snarby family. Thinking of you at this sad time. Keep her memories close to your hearts.
Reid and Patti
Brian and Bernice Braid
To the Snarby family, so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I had only met her a few times, but enjoyed her company. Cherish her memories
Wenche A. Hanssen
To Ulf, Bjørn, Martin, Stein and Harald with families.
We’re so sorry for your loss!
Even though we can’t be there in person for your celebration of tante Marie’s life today our hearts and thoughts will be there with you.
She was a wonderful person with so much “life” in her. We have so many beautiful memories of her: her laughter, playing Skip-Bo or Mexican Train with her (with all the smiles and the laughter that led to), the way she enjoyed sitting down and just talk (especially with the youngsters – she was genuinely interested in what they had to say), her warm and caring personality (she opened her home and her heart to all of us), and so much more.
She will truly be missed by everyone whose lives she touched in one way or another.
I’m sure that there will be tears at the celebration today but I’m also certain that there will be laughter too as you share happy and loving memories of tante Marie with each other.
Thanks for all the memories!
Our sincere condolences.
Love from Wenche, Iris and Linn
Tenker på dere i sorgen. Takker for gode minner, både fra tiden da dere bodde i Tromsø og da jeg hadde gleden av å få besøke dere på Newfoundland. Minnes tante som raus, snill og rettferdig. Klem fra Gunn og Per❤️❤️❤️
Knut Arne Nygaard and Family
Thank you Marie;
For being the open and including person that you always were.
When I came to Canada with my mother and father, you and your boys opened your hearts and included all three of us in your family and great circle of friends.
Some years later when we both found ourselves in St. John’s, you again showed your friendliness. You opened your home as one of the key initiater and got the Scandinavian Society of Newfoundland started.
I will always remember you as a friendly and open person who really cared about all those around you. Your kind hearted spirit lives on in all your five boys that you have given life to, and I am sure as well your greater family that follows behind.
Knut Nygaard and Family
Randi Johanne Sund
I have known Marie since she came to Halifax with her family in 1967. I have cherished her friendship since then. I know her to be a wise and caring person, attending to the important things in life. My deep felt sympathy goes to her large family and friends.
To the Snarby Family. Sorry about the passing of your mom and grandmother. I met her in church a few years ago. She always gave me the impression of a wonderful and caring lady. I enjoyed watching the video.
Thinking of you with Sincere Sympathy, Bea
Ary and Margie Kalkman
My husband and I would like to express our deep sympathy on the passing of Marie. We met her through my sister Joan Sigston . We enjoyed many lovely meals together and really enjoyed the many gifts of shrimps she gifted us with. She was a lovely , kind lady and will be missed by all.
I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to the family of Marie Snarby. It is always difficult to lose a loved one and you family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
With sincerest condolences
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Sorry for your loss. Remember her as a beutiful woman with a beautiful personality. Thinking of you.<3
My sincerest condolences to you and you’re family. Marie was so kind to me when I was a complete stranger in St.John’s and so far away from home.
Steven and Brenda Kennedy
Dear Snarby Family, We are so sorry to hear about Marie’s passing, she was such a fine lady. May God bless you all .
My sincere condolences go to the Snarby family particularly Barb and Ulf with the passing of his mother Marie Snarby.
I will miss her at the annual November 11 Remembrance Day Ceremony held at the Queens County Museum for those Norwegians who gave their all for freedom.
My prayers are with you all at this time.
The Campbell Family
To Ulf, Bjørn, Martin, Stein and Harald
Our condolences to you and your families upon the passing of your mother. We have such fond memories of her and will cherish them forever.
My deepest condolences to you and to all the Snarby family.
Jackie and. Megan
Diane, Harald, Kelly and Tim, we are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Jackie and Megan Moret
Phyllis C Tutty
To the Snarby family, we are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a lovely lady. She and her
husband rented one of our apartments and we became friends. We also had lots of chats at the gym. Marie will
be missed by everyone who knew her. Take care
Phyllis & Yorke Tutty
After my father’s accident, I stayed at your place, when I was just a baby. Was it as long as a month? Sorry, I do not remember. Thank you, for taking care of me.
When I grew up, I loved seeing how your grandchildren all gravitated to you. They recognized your attentiveness to them. And, your magic continued on to the next generation, too.
We all felt safe and happy with you.
We miss you, Tante Marie.
Dear Simone and Snarby family.. I offer my most sincere condolences.. May she rest in peace. God Bless you all.
Merv Bernadette Hartlen
I first met Marie at the Gym and we struck up a great conversation about family
home land hers and mine. It amazed me how good she was on the equipment and she showed me the ropes
doing much better than me. We then became friends there and later at the church jams. She also had a friendly
smile and a quick laugh. She was a real lady who did not mess around with her words She was a kind and wonderful lady. I will miss her Our deepest sympathy to the Snarby Family
To the Snarby family. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Many a happy time had at the home on Pleasantville Ave. Great memories. God bless you all.
Anne and Darrell Conrad
May your memories get you through this difficult time!! Thinking of you all!!
To the Snarby family:
I am so saddened at Marie’s passing. She and Sigmund always made me feel part of the family, since I first met them over 40 years ago. I will never forget her kindness and generosity. I will certainly never forget her
cooking – it was fabulous!!!! She was always so full of life and laughter – I have many fond memories of her, especially when I lived on Pleasantville avenue and worked with her at the Scandinavian Shop. I will miss her very much. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. My sincere condolences and love to you all.
laurie and janet clattenburg
what beautiful pictures, our deepest sympathy in your loss
laurie and janet
Jim and Sharron winter
DEAR SNARBY FAMILY,
Sharron and I were saddened to hear from Ulf of Marie’s passing. We have such wonderful memories of her going back over many years. The times we spent at your home sharing meals, drinks and conversations stand out in our memory. Marie was such a vibrant, caring and delightful friend. Her home was always open to all friends of the family and her hospitality was, one could say, legendary throughout the community. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Marie was a wonderful woman.
Jim and Sharron Winter
St. John’s, NL
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
To the family of Marie Snarby, I want to extend my sincere condolences. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
With sincerest sympathy,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Phaedra and Jamie Huskins
Marie was a true neighbour. Always a kind word, always time for a chat. Offering plants and a warm smile, she would brighten up our day. We were sorry to see her move away, and we are now deeply saddened at her passing. Our condolences go out to her family and friends. We will always remember her smile and kindness.