William "Bill" Robert Snydmiller

December 01, 1932 - October 26, 2021


Obituary For William "Bill" Robert Snydmiller

William “Bill” Snydmiller, resident of Valleyview, AB, formerly of DeBolt, AB, passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at the age of 88 years.

Bill was born December 1, 1932, in Acme, AB. He also resided in Elkton, Olds, Grande Prairie, and DeBolt, AB.

He started working in the oil patch at the age of 17 in seismic. He then worked his way from roughneck to drilling superintendent throughout Alberta, Northern BC and the Arctic Islands, with numerous oil companies. He consulted on the drilling rigs for decades. He purchased the family farm in the early 60’s and resided there until 2020 when they moved to a senior’s facility in Grande Prairie, followed by one in Valleyview, AB.

Bill loved the outdoors, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, fossil hunting, boating, berry picking, and quadding. He loved entertaining family, friends, and was known for his amazing barbequing.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Jean; children: Curtis (Bonny), Darren (Lisa Rickstad), and Joanne (Doug McKenzie); granddaughters: Amanda (Blair) Dietzen, Alysse (Lane) Barks, and Macy Snydmiller; great-grandchildren Carter Dietzen, Madilyn Dietzen, and Braxton Barks.; brother Dennis Snydmiller; brother in-law Ed Demers; sisters in-laws Kathy Snydmiller, Laurie Snydmiller; as well as several other nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Bill was predeceased by his parents Alex and Daisy; siblings: Don, Al, Gordon “Skip”, sisters Lorna Chopey, and Sandra Demers; sisters in-laws; Mary Myroon, Rose Hrynchuk; and Olga Nieto; father and mother in-law George and Christine Wispinski.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 2:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).

A Livestream of the service will be accessible 15 minutes prior to the service on Bill’s obituary on Oliver’s Funeral Home website.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alberta Cancer Foundation (710, 10123 99 St. NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3H1).

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  • Darren...So sorry for the loss of your dad.. hoping all the good memories help you get thru the hard days ahead... Hugs!!...Marg and Ken Wallin...

  • So sorry for your loss. With love from Allan and Audrey Hrynchuk

  • To Aunt Jean, Darren, Joanne and Curtis, Anil and I want to offer our deepest condolences in the sudden loss of Uncle Bill. My heart goes out to you all and I am sending big hugs to each of you during this difficult period. Love from Teira, Anil and Anjelika

  • My sincere condolences to Aunt Jean and my cousins Curtis, Darren, Joanne, and their families. So sorry to hear this sad news. Uncle Bill will be missed. Don Myroon & Family.

  • My condolences to all of Bill's family, so sorry for your loss.

  • Sincerest condolences to Jean, Curt, Joanne, Darren and your families during this difficult time.

  • Sincere condolences to all the family, he always had a smile & would say hello. Sending you all love & hugs ❤️🙏🏻 Thinking of you at this time, Shelley Morrison

  • My sincerest condolences to Bill's family.

  • Condolences Jean and Family .Sheila and Bill Bayley

  • We are so very sorry to hear about Bills passing. I've thought of you often since my dad Mike Fedyna passed away 7 years ago. They are likely having quite the chat right now. Hugs and prayers. 💙🙏🏻 ....Wendy Fedyna Szakacs

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