Our Staff's Commitment to You.
Staff members of Snodgrass Funeral Homes are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.
Born in High River, Larry began his funeral director and embalmer training in Calgary with Cy Foster - Gooder Funeral Service in 1963 before returning to High River in 1965 where he joined in partnership with his brother Bob in the family business. Following Bob's passing in 1987, Larry has continued operating Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. with the assistance of his wife Marge, son Phillip and daughter Lee Anne. He is a past president of the High River Agricultural Society, the High River Chamber of Commerce, the High River Rotary Club and the Alberta Funeral Service Association. In 2012 Larry was awarded an honorary membership in the Alberta Funeral Service Association. He has also served as a member of the Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board. Larry's interests beyond his community involvement have been farming, especially 30 years of raising purebred Simmental cattle, as well as fishing and hunting and training teams of horses.
Marge Snodgrass (nee Ochs)
Marge was born and raised at Wetaskiwin, Alberta. She was employed with the CIBC and the Foothills School Division prior to becoming a licensed Funeral Director. Marge has worked full-time at Snodgrass Funeral Home since 1987 and finds funeral service very rewarding as it enables her to assist families through their loss. Marge enjoys reading, crafting, scrap-booking and most of all enjoys travelling. Marge has been a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, High River since 1967. She has been a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 36 years, worked with the Dealing With Grief Committee in Calgary, assisted with the High River & District Health Care Foundation Banquet Committee and served on the Convention Committee for the Alberta Funeral Service Association.
Lee Anne Snodgrass
Lee Anne was born and raised in High River. She attended her schooling in both High River and Okotoks. Lee Anne began her funeral director/embalming apprenticeship at Foster's Garden Chapel in Calgary, graduating in 1994, then moving to Okotoks. At that time, Snodgrass Funeral Home in Okotoks began construction, and in November 1994 the funeral home opened its doors, with Lee Anne managing this location. She is a past member of the Okotoks Rotary Club and sat on the High River & District Hospital Foundation Banquet Committee for many years. Lee Anne also served as President of the Alberta Funeral Service Association. Lee Anne feels a great commitment to her community and profession and plans to continue her family's business for many, many years to come. Lee Anne and her daughter Jorja enjoy travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Phil began in the funeral home in 1988. In 1998, Parklawn Granite and Bronze was established at which time Phil took over this operation. Phil and his wife Karen and sons Reid and Kade enjoy camping and are often found at the hockey rink or 4H outings.
Born and raised in Southern Alberta, Charles began his funeral career in Red Deer in 1989 following in his uncles footsteps. Charles assists in instructing new students coming into the funeral industry through Mount Royal University. Charles and his wife Shari enjoy spending their off time with family and helps out raising funds for charitable organizations. When asked why Charles chose this career, his response was "I just like to be there for the families and help them through a difficult time".
Born and raised in Bassano, Jaret entered into funeral service following a career in Sheet Metal Fabrication. He began his funeral director/embalmer apprenticeship at Brooks Funeral Home, graduating from Mount Royal College in 2005. He continued his career to Hamilton, Ontario where he worked for P.X. Dermody Funeral Homes until returning to Calgary where he spent a few years working at Fosters Garden Chapel. Jaret joined Snodgrass Funeral Home in September 2011. He and his wife Samantha as well as their two young sons Maddox and Gavin enjoy spending time outdoors and working on their acreage.
Born and raised in High River, Amanada Ring graduated from Highwood High School in 2008. With a keen desire to enter into funeral service following her father's passing, Amanda began her career with Snodgrass Funeral Home, enrolling into the Canadian College of Funeral Service, graduating in 2011. In Amanda's spare time she enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Mike entered into funeral service following a 25 year career as a culinary chef in both British Columbia and central Alberta. Looking for a change, he began his funeral director/embalmer apprenticeship with Snodgrass Funeral Home in 2009 graduating from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in 2011. In his spare time, Mike and his wife Diane enjoy playing golf, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Cristy was born and raised in Calgary and for many years held a career as a Security and Protections Officer, having the honor of working for two well known organizations – the Calgary Stampede and the Calgary Zoo. Cristy has studied Psychology, Criminal Justice and Phlebotomy but entered University once again in 2013 at Mount Royal University to study Funeral Services, a lifelong calling, graduating in 2014. She began her career in the profession with Pierson’s where she completed her apprenticeship and became a primary director. Cristy joined Snodgrass in January of 2015 as a Funeral Director and is completing her embalming licensure. She lives in Okotoks with her son Declan. Together they enjoy spending time watching movies, baking, cooking and caring for their many furred and feathered friends.
Michelle Dobek-Koinberg was born and raised in Blairmore, Alberta. She graduated from SAIT in Calgary with a diploma as an Administrative Assistant, and gained employment with the Calgary Police Service for 13 years. She began her funeral career in 2003 in Blairmore and is enrolled in the Canadian College of Funeral Services while working at Snodgrass Funeral Homes. Her love for music has led her to lead the music ministry at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Michelle and her husband Doug enjoy spending time with their family and friends, especially their five grandchildren, on the slopes of Castle Mountain or climbing the mountains of the Crowsnest Pass.
Dave entered into funeral service following a 32 year career in the travel industry. Dave's funeral service career began at McInnis and Holloway Funeral Home in Calgary in 2006. Not liking the commute, Dave joined Snodgrass Funeral Home in 2008. Dave and his wife Linda enjoy spending time with their granddaughters Shayla and Matthea. He enjoys writing poetry, having had some of his work published. Dave and Linda attend First Alliance Church in Calgary, Alberta.
David was looking for a second career after serving 46 years as a minister. He thought that nothing would give him greater opportunity to continue in some capacity of service than being employed at a funeral home. He worked at a Calgary funeral home & cemetery for seven years before joining the staff at Snodgrass Funeral Homes in 2012 and enjoys his work very much. David is also delighted that his immediate family lives close by.
Cheryl joined Snodgrass Funeral Home in 2013, giving her the opportunity to support this local community and family operated establishment. She brings with her 25 years of accounting experience, of which 15 years was with the Calgary Centre for Performing Arts as Director of Finance and Event Services. Cheryl’s family were pioneers in this area, working the land and raising livestock. Cheryl and her husband Larry carry on the tradition in the Turner Valley Area.
High River Location
Asst. Funeral Director
Johanna was born and raised in Calgary, and has lived and worked in the High River and Blackie area for the last 8 years.
She worked in the HR/Payroll & Benefits field for 25 years before she and her husband Neil founded Paw Springs Pet Resort. Together with their daughters, Kailey and Janelle, they have built strong ties in High River and the surrounding communities through their work with animals and rescue organizations in the area.
Having felt a “calling” to enter the Funeral Service Industry for many years, she is currently enrolled in the Funeral Director & Embalmer Licensure program through Canadian College of Funeral Service (CCFS) and looks forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the families in this community