May passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre on Wednesday, December 24, 2008. She was born in Winnipeg, MB on May 8, 1910 to the late Robert Taylor Anderson and Florence McNeil Anderson she grew up in Winnipeg as well as Saskatoon. Following graduation from Central Normal School, Winnipeg’s largest training school at the time, she married Andrew Young in 1937. They resided in Regina prior to moving to Calgary in 1942 and raised their family on Riverdale Avenue. May was a long time volunteer with The Red Cross as well as a strong supporter of her children and grand-children through many horse related activities including braiding many a mane and tail before a horse show. May will be sadly missed by her loving family; son Robert Young (Kathy); daughter Sandra Tidswell; seven grandchildren Tracy Thorbjornsen (Garry), Jason Young, Robin Tidswell (Bonnie), Graham Young (Melissa), Shannon Young (Tom O’Leary), Jonathon Young, Samantha Young; eight great-grandchildren Casey, Randi, Mia, Maya, Claire, Michael, Payton, and Holden; as well as by her special friend, Laura Young. May was predeceased by her husband in 1988 and her son-in-law, Howard Tidswell in 1983. We would like to express our gratitude to all the staff at Bethany Care Centre (Sunshine Point) for the wonderful care May received over the last few years. Special thanks to Rolita Tang for her compassionate attention to Mom’s needs. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 Telephone: (403) 295-1811, www.stars.ca. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Marion Young, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences