Schnare, James Merritt

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADecember 13, 1930 – December 11, 2014
at the age of 83 years

Jim was born and raised in Chester, NS to Freda Mae (Gerard) and Fredrick Albert Schnare.   He worked in Sudbury, Ontario for a few years then moved on to Vancouver Island and worked at the Kennedy Lake Mine for several years. He then he moved his family to the Yukon and spent 17 wonderful years working at an open pit mine in Faro. He loved it! Hunting and exploring the rivers and lakes, prospecting with his friend Pete Long; he felt they were the best years of his life. Jim is predeceased by his brothers Douglas and Owen in NS. He leaves behind his loving wife Patty, sons David (Patsy) of Canaan, NS; Robert and John of Victoria, BC; and daughter Tara Pacheco of Port Orchard, Washington, grandchildren: James, Paige, Daniel Gardner, California; David, and Shauna, Halifax, NS, great grandchildren: Ezmee, Zion, and Azelia Decaens; Fisher and Meyer Schnare, sister Norma Armstrong, sister-in-law Joan as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews! After coming to Salmon Arm, he loved hiking with friends Connie and Joe, cross-country skiing, and biking. His last years were spent sharing good food and stories with Pat and John, and walking in the Larch Hills with his little black friend Lucky. “We have had a wonderful life… Patty.”


  1. Sorry to hear about Jim. He was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed our visits.

  2. He sounds like a wonderful man, someone I wish I knew. My heart goes out to the family and my dear friend Robert. <3

  3. re:james schnare
    i ‘m val armstrong.jim’s sister is my mother.we are so sorry for your’s been about 5 yrs since i saw jim at the family reunion at david’s in isn’t into computers so i’m filling in.our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. He was a wonderful father and a wonderful man. My condolences, Mom. I love you. xox

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