ESSY CLARA SNELL (nee Gilpin) of Huntsville Peacefully at Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville on Saturday December 29, 2012. Essy Snell, beloved fiancée of Larry McKay, was in her 52nd year. Cherished stepmother of Jessica McKay. Loving daughter of Cecil and the late Thelma Gilpin. Dear sister of Cecil Gilpin Jr. (Lisa), Arlie Gilpin (Carla) and Shannon Maki (Bill). Loving aunt of Chase, Brandon, Lauren, Keaton, Nicole, Dylan and Megan. Dear daughter in law of Naida McKay. Essy will be sadly missed by her dear friends Diane Blakelock, Sarah Slessor and all of her family, friends and clients. The family will receive visitors at the Emsdale Community Centre, 32 Joseph Street in Emsdale on Sunday January 27, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Opatovsky Funeral Home-Dempster Chapel, 210 Ontario Street in Burk's Falls. If desired, memorial donations to Algonquin Grace Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.