Joan Schnabel

Obituary of Joan Parr Schnabel

Joan Parr Schnabel, Age 95, Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1925 passed away February 28, 2021, in Nashville, TN where her son Brian and his wife Kathy Schnabel reside. Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Hugo Schnabel; her parents, Herb and Gladys Parr, and her brother, Norman from Montreal, Quebec. Joan met her husband, Hugo Schnabel, on the ski slopes in Quebec. She was crowned Dartmouth Winter Carnival Queen when she was 23. Hugo and Joan got married in 1949 and together raised 5 children in Dayton, Ohio where she was a member of Incarnation Church and NCR Country Club. She was a faithful Catholic, professional model, loving wife and mother, champion golfer, snow Skier, bowler, bridge player, ice rink maker, and she could fix anything and everything around the house. Joan is survived by sons, Kevin (Mary) Schnabel, Brian (Kathy) Schnabel, Kurt (Theresa) Schnabel, and Jeff (Elle) Schnabel; daughter, Cathy (Joe) Federer; brother, Tony (Sarah) Parr living in British Columbia; grandchildren, Steve, Pam, Scott, Brad, Drew, Alyse, Joe, Zak, Callie, Andreas, and Luca; 6 great-grandchildren; niece, Ciara in Toronto, and nephew, Joshua in Montreal. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, please make memorable donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/donate
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