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Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth Robert “Ken” Snider (1928-2017)


Born at Winnipeg on 9 August 1928, son of Gordon Eldridge Snider (1889-1957) and Gertrude Reeves (1897-1938), he attended Gordon Bell High School and the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1951 and 1953 with degrees in Architecture. While attending university, he performed in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and various jazz bands.

He practiced architecture with the firm of Waisman and Ross until 1964 when he resigned and entered a national competition to design the Student Union Building at the University of British Columbia. That same year, he joined the architectural firm of Pratt Lindgren and Associates. In 1955, he married nurse Mary Christina Black (1930-2010) and they had two children. He was a member of the Niakwa Golf and Country Club, and Wildewood Club.

He died at Winnipeg on 15 February 2017.

See also:

Manitoba Business: Pratt Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associates


“An addition of paradise” by Roger Newman, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1987, page 77.

Obituary [Mary Christina Snider], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 2010.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 March 2017.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2021

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