Passed away at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia on Saturday, February 9, 2013.  JACK SNELL, 78 years, will be missed by his wife Shirley (nee Lawes),  his daughters Terrie and Allen Farr and Linda and John Stiles, his grandchildren Christina Farr and Darryl Zuend, Alicia Farr and Ricky DeBlaere, Jeremy Stiles, and his step-grandchildren Dan Stiles and Jamie Stiles.  Jack was the brother of Helen (the late Jim)  Gale, Marie (Jim) Foubister, Pat (the late Jack) Cornish, Mike (Joan) Snell, the late Margaret (Rollie) Irving, the late Virginia (the late Gord) Clark, the late Ken (Lois) Snell, and the late Larry Snell.    He is also survived by his wife’s brother Charlie Lawes and her sister Karen (Ed) Walsh.  Jack and his wife operated Snell’s greenhouse for 35 years, after 30 years working at the Sarnia Observer, and he was on the board and an inductee of Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame.   Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia  where a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  Rev.Pat Milliken of St. Paul’s United Church officiating.  Interment will be in Alvinston Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.  Memories, condolences, and pictures  may be shared on-line at

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