It is with great sadness that the family of Leonard George Young at the age of 82, of South Brook Newfoundland, announces his passing at the Fort St. John Hospital in BC on Monday June 29, 2020.
Leonard was born September 21, 1937 to Chesley and Mildred Young. His Dad passed away, when he was only 18 months old.
Leonard worked as a Logger from the age of 14 until he retired at the age of 65.
At the age of 29 he married the love of his life Ethel Milley they spent 54 years together. They had two children Faron and Sharon, who were Leonard’s pride and Joy. There was no other job that Leonard took more serious than that of being a Dad to his two children and the role model he became for the little girl next door, Justina.
He was a loving Grandfather to Julia, Ryan, Shae, and was there for Justina’s two children Ethan and Brooke. Leonard knew that “Family” isn’t defined only by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love. And there was no shortage of love that Leonard had for all of these children.
Leonard loved not only spending time with his family but he had many friends whom he cherished dearly. He spent lots of time with them at his Rabbit camp and his cabin. He loved the great outdoors and enjoyed snowmobiling and berry picking. He also loved to go rabbit and moose hunting, as well, he enjoyed many hours under the Hydro wires and at West Pond salmon fishing.
He was predeceased by his parents Chesley and Mildred Young and Stepfather Thomas Parsons. Father-in-law Hubert Milley and Mother-in- law Dorothy Milley, Sister-in-Law Evelyn(Wallace Burton), sister-in-law Lovetta (Harold Huxter)
Leonard leaves to remember the wonderful life that he lived, his wife Ethel, his Son Faron (Frances) Grandson Ryan, Daughter Sharon (Patrick) Granddaughters Julia and Shae.
His loving sister Beulah (Edward), , Brother-in-law Gord (Kay) Milley, Sister-in-law Phyllis (Ralph) Mercer, and Chosen Family Justina, Ethan and Brooke as well as a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
“Gone but not forgotten – Ever Remembered – Ever Loved – Forever in our hearts!”
A small service will be held at Hamres Funeral Chapel Monday, July 6 at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Leonard to the Fort St. John SPCA.
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