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Born: Jul 10, 1956

Date of Passing: Oct 08, 2021

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A Celebration of Sandy's life, open to family and friends, will take place on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at Rae & Jerry's Steakhouse, 1405 Portage Avenue, at 12:30 p.m. Guests must be double vaccinated and have proof of vaccinations.
The service will be live-streamed and available to view on Sandy's obituary page at It will remain available on the website to watch at a later date.

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Publish Date: Nov 6, 2021


Alexander (Sandy) James Snidal passed away peacefully on October 8, 2021, at the age of 65, after a long-fought battle with cancer.
Sandy was born in Winnipeg on July 10, 1956 and was proud to call it home for most of his life. After attending Queenston, River Heights, and Kelvin schools, he spent some time at the University of Manitoba where he joined the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, made many lifelong friends, and met his wife Susan.
A jack of all trades, Sandy's work life varied from construction, to propane, to running a vehicle service department, all before returning to Red River College to study computing in his 50s. A man of quick wit, he often joked he was too young to be a grandfather since he'd only just graduated college. Following graduation, he spent the rest of his working days in sales and leasing using his new database management skills to the full. He truly loved working and would have happily continued if his career hadn't been cut short by a cancer diagnosis in spring 2019.
Following the diagnosis, Sandy spent the next couple years connecting with friends, on the phone with his brothers, taking his grandkids on outings, spending as much time as possible at his beloved cottage, and telling stories (a favourite pastime of his).
He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Jane. He leaves behind his wife of 42 years, Susan; children, Sebastian, Gillian (Adam), and Christopher (Rachael); his grandchildren, Jacob, Asher, Emika, Cohen, Tobit, Hildie, and Rorey; his two brothers, Richard (Jill) and Duncan (Joan); and his much-loved niece and nephews.
He will be remembered always for his quick wit, dry humour, and selfless dedication to family and friends.
Due to restrictions, there will be a private Funeral Mass for family. A celebration of Sandy's life, open to family and friends, will take place on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at Rae & Jerry's Steakhouse, 1405 Portage Avenue, at 12:30 p.m. Guests must be double vaccinated and have proof of Vaccinations. For those who wish to attend please RSVP to Sebastian at

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Publish Date: Oct 30, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 30, 2021, Nov 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • Condolences from all his Parkside Ford friends. He was a pleasure to work with. He will be missed. Our hearts and thoughts are with him and his family. - Posted by: Robert Prendergast (Friend ) on: May 04, 2022

  • Sandy you will be missed as I was talking to you before covid about coffee and about old times. And motorcycles and the fraternity Free Masons. Sorry we never got to meet up. Rest bud. Condolences. - Posted by: Gary Sutherland (friends from Parkside Ford years ) on: May 03, 2022

  • I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Sandy. Sandy and I were born next door to each other on Cordova Street in 1956, and were each other's first friends, walking each day to Queenston School (a couple of times playing hooky). Although we moved neighbourhoods, Sandy's family later bought a cottage in the Whiteshell, close to ours and we reconnected for some years in our late teens (Gimli Goose and boating come to mind) until they sold there. For a number of years we were not in touch, but he called me regarding his diagnosis a couple of years ago. Even with the finality of it all, he remained upbeat with his usual wit. My heartfelt condolences go out to Susan and family at this very difficult time. Again, so very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Karen Hammarstrand (friends) on: Nov 11, 2021

  • Dear Snidal family, I am sorry to hear about Alex passing. Knowing him, he beat all the odds just to prove the Doctors wrong and get things in order for his family. I worked with Alex for many years at ModSpace and I must say I looked forward to going to work everyday as no day was ever the same with Alex in the office. Alex would tell stories of his many work experiences while sharing donuts( he would have 10 And I would have 2) and drinking 2 pots of coffee before lunch. I just had to look at food and gain weight and he would have 5 meals a day plus snacks and not gain an ounce. We would always have a few good laughs a day at the expense of a customer or work situation. He was my go to guy for numerous computer issues as the IT department had given up on me but Alex never failed to help out. I enjoyed Alex as a friend and work colleague and will always have a chuckle when I think of him. God Bless him and all his family. Don Taylor, Kingston, Ontario - Posted by: Don Taylor (Friend and coworker) on: Nov 08, 2021

  • Thinking of your entire family as you navigate this very difficult time. We are so thankful that your Dad was able to be there for your very special day and that you can take that memory forward, as part of a rich bank of joyous memories, to reflect upon and cherish. - Posted by: Michael and Rhonda Shaw (Chris’ in-laws) on: Nov 07, 2021

  • We’re so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. Our condolences to the Snidal family and friends. Donna and Dave Lalama and family - Posted by: Donna and Dave Lalama (friends) on: Nov 07, 2021

  • We are so sorry to hear of Sandy’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Carolyn And Geoff Meadows (Friends) on: Nov 06, 2021

  • My condolences go out to Sandy's family. RIP - Posted by: Travis Berry (College classmate) on: Nov 05, 2021

  • Sandy was just a really nice guy. I remember him as decent and enjoying a good story. He and I would go back and forth a bit on Facebook over the past 10 years given our separation by distance, which was wonderful. I hear they make new members in Heaven do The Mug! Kim and I wish the Snidal family the best during this difficult time. - Posted by: Scott Swail (Fraternity Brother, Phi Delta Theta) on: Nov 02, 2021

  • My condolences to the family and friends Alex leaves behind. I had the pleasure to work with Alex for years, spoke to him over the phone mainly. He was alway willing to help, make a joke and just turn our day better. He will be missed. - Posted by: Cindy Viteri (Colleague ) on: Nov 01, 2021

  • My condolences to the entire Snidal family on the loss of such a great person. Having spent 10+ years working with Alex I came to appreciate his great wit and company each day. We both shared a love for our cottages, one line that forever sticks with me went something to the effect of "I love my cottage, everything about it, the anticipation of the open each year and the sorrow of the close, just also be ready to be constantly fixing %hit". I can proudly say I share this line with others today and give him credit each time I do. Take care Sandy. - Posted by: Ben Taylor (Co-Worker ) on: Nov 01, 2021

  • My condolences go out to David on the untimely passing of a beloved family member. I remember attending a summer lifeskills program in the area where the Snædals like to hang out. - Posted by: Philip Bialk (Friend of Elena) on: Nov 01, 2021

  • We will miss Sandy's great stories and his quirky sense of humor. Blessings to all the family at this sad time. He will be missed. - Posted by: Teresa and Dave Campbell (Friends) on: Oct 30, 2021

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Sending you prayers and hugs. - Posted by: Deb & Gil Bernier (Aunt & Uncle) on: Oct 30, 2021

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