DeYoung, Adrienne Marie – age 39 of Halifax, passed away after a long battle with MS on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in the Halifax Infirmary, QE II. Upon graduating High School at the age of 17 with honours in french immersion, Adrienne decided to gain independence by heading out to western Canada to embark on the journey of a lifetime by car. Adrienne enjoyed her independence and she made many friends and memories along the way. She lived there for 5 years until she finally decided which career path to take, she then drove back home and arrived on her mothers birthday and decided accounting at Saint Mary’s University was her choice. Unfortunately, at the age of 23, shortly after starting her Commerce course, Adrienne was diagnosed with MS. She then continued on with her studies, despite the devastating decline of her health. Being only 3 credits short of graduating, she decided she could not complete her studies. Adrienne decided to work and keep busy for as long as her health permitted. A few years later, She had to give up working due to her health. She maintained her independence over the next several years by living on her own. On her 30th birthday, she received a power wheelchair, in which she could be seen zipping up and down the streets of Halifax. She was also known as « The Speed Demon ». At the age of 34, she made the rough decision of moving into Northwood Manor, to alleviate the worries of her family. Even with the struggles of MS, Adrienne maintained her positive outlook, wicked sense of humour and zest for life. During her stay in the « Penthouse » suite (11th floor) at Northwood, she made many friends who appreciated her big smile and generosity towards others. She always considered herself lucky compared to the less fortunate. Adrienne was an amazing daughter, sister and friend.
Adrienne is survived by her father, Douglas DeYoung (Barb Cunningham), Halifax; her mother, Anne Marie Carr (Bill Reid), Lawrencetown.
Along with her parents Adrienne is survived by her brother, Matt (Erika), Middle Sackville; uncles, George Evans (Wanda), Dartmouth; John Evans, Halifax; aunt, Leah Hughes (Bill), Halifax; cousins, Jeffrey, Lee, Aaron and Robbie. Adrienne is also survived by her “Mama # 2”, Tania Hutt, who has been by her side for many years and to all the family and friends who have assisted in her care over the years. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Ed and Lenora Evans and Leo and Blossom DeYoung.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Northwood Manor, The Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre, QEII, The staff of Halifax Infirmiry 4.2 and to all the home care nurses who helped over the years. A Celebration of Life will be held 10am Saturday, December 2 with a reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Dartmouth Chapel)
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Adrienne DeYoung 2017.source
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