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tbodak [John Douglas 'Jack' Snell]
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 ====== John Douglas '​Jack'​ Snell ====== ====== John Douglas '​Jack'​ Snell ======
  
-b. April 12, 1913, Watrous, SK.; d. Nov. 28, 2010, Guelph, ​ ON\\+b. Apr. 12, 1913, Watrous, SK.; d. Nov. 28, 2010, Guelph, ON\\
  
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-In the war “he was conflicted during this time in London due to the atrocities of war but at the same time he revelled in the cultural activities that were second to none.  He attended the ballet, theatre and the symphony and wrote of them often in his journals. He saw among others Lawrence Olivier in Richard III and John Gielgud in Hamlet.”\\+In the war “he was conflicted during this time in London due to the atrocities of war but at the same time he revelled in the cultural activities that were second to none. He attended the ballet, theatre and the symphony and wrote of them often in his journals. He saw among others Lawrence Olivier in Richard III and John Gielgud in Hamlet.”\\
  
 John was Chief Librarian of the Guelph Public Library in “a period that saw the old Carnegie library torn down and a new one built in its place, and the very function of the library change from being a place simply to borrow books to becoming the cultural hub of the city. … Under Snell’s watch,the library was rebuilt, expanded, automated and a wide variety of multicultural selections were added to its collections to better reflect the changing city.”\\ John was Chief Librarian of the Guelph Public Library in “a period that saw the old Carnegie library torn down and a new one built in its place, and the very function of the library change from being a place simply to borrow books to becoming the cultural hub of the city. … Under Snell’s watch,the library was rebuilt, expanded, automated and a wide variety of multicultural selections were added to its collections to better reflect the changing city.”\\
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