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Dr. Vernon J. Snelgrove

Dr. Vernon Snelgrove, a retired faculty member from the Faculty of Education, passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on June 15, 2008, at 75 years of age. He leaves to mourn daughter Teri Snelgrove (Brian Nicol) in Vancouver, son Dr. Paul Snelgrove (Dr. Michele DuRand) in Torbay, and their mother Rose Lee Snelgrove in St. John’s. Dr. Snelgrove graduated from Memorial University in 1957 and obtained a master’s in education from the University of Alberta in 1965 and a PhD from The Ohio State University in 1971. He then returned to Newfoundland with his family to accept a faculty position at Memorial, where he taught until his retirement in 1993. He has a broad legacy of students from his days as a teacher and principal in St. John’s, Port-aux-Basques, and Labrador City, and from his years as a professor at Memorial. Donations in his memory may be made to the Wesley and Daisy Snelgrove Memorial Scholarship Fund at Memorial University or to Grates Cove United Church.