With great sadness, we announce the passing of Grace Young at 62 years of age due to complications with C.O.P.D.
Left to mourn her passing are her children Jeffrey (Liz) Harrison of Nanaimo, BC. and Nicholas Harrison of Fort St. John, BC; along with her grandchildren Caden, Zac and Mariah. She also leaves behind her brothers Jim (Linda) of Portage la Prairie and David (Nadine) of Red Deer, Alberta; sister-in-law Barb Young of Portage la Prairie; brother-in-law Steve Struthers of Neustadt, Ontario; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Grace was predeceased by her parents Andy and Aileen Young; sisters Lynda Young and Phyllis Enns-Struthers; brother Chuck Young.
Earlier in Grace’s life, she worked hard on the farm. As a sideline, she raised and sold chickens for many years and had a market garden as well. She also raised a few goats that were forever getting into mischief. She loved the farm life and these were her happiest years. Later in life, Grace became a Health Care Aide – a job she was proud of. Most recently she worked in a group home with Visions of Independence. Grace cherished the time she got to spend with her boys and her grandchildren. She loved kids and the kids loved her – she could always be found interacting with the kids at family gatherings.
Your struggles are over, Grace. Rest in peace.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel, led by Rev. Julie Baker. Private Interment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 220 Duke Avenue, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0S6.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com
To send flowers to Grace’s family, please visit our floral section.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Grace Janet Young May 20 1957 December 20 2019 (age 62)..
Death notice for the town of: Portage-la-Prairie, Province: Manitoba