In Loving Memory of Young, Jean Elinora

Oct. 15, 1926 Nov. 22, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Young on November 22nd at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Jean was born in Melville, Saskatchewan in 1926, and after graduating from high school she worked as a legal stenographer in the Melville courthouse. Jean met John Young in Melville, and they were married in 1955. John was a member of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces, which resulted in postings to numerous RCAF bases across Canada. Upon John’s retirement from the Air Force in 1969, the family moved to Nanaimo where Jean spent the rest of her life.

In her younger years Jean enjoyed golfing, bowling, and curling. She was masterful at knitting, crochet, and petit point and was often busy making gifts for family and friends. She was well-known for her laughter and sense of humor, and she loved to spend time with friends and neighbors over coffee in the afternoon. Jean resided at Kiwanis Lodge in Nanaimo for the last two years of her life. She is predeceased by her parents, Jack and Anne Grosse, husband John Young, and brother Jim Grosse. Jean leaved to mourn her passing two sons Jim Young of Nanaimo, B.C. and Rick Young of Vancouver, B.C., daughter-in-law Debra Lee Young of Nanaimo, B.C., grandchildren Sara and Matthew of Nanaimo, B.C., sister Ruth Chlan of Elliot Lake, Ontario, sister-in-law Agnes Grosse of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, nieces Maureen Reid of Vernon B.C., Donna Blanchard of Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, and Jaynee McIntyre of Vernon, B.C., and nephew Bryan Chlan of Markham, Ontario.

A heartfelt thank you is extended to the care staff at the Kiwanis Lodge. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of British Columbia in lieu of flowers. A Celebration of Life will be held December 11th, 2015 at 6189 Brickyard Rd., Nanaimo, B.C., (1-3pm).

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