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April 5, 1929 – November 21, 2013

Marjorie (Marnie) Nora Younger (nee Dandy) passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 21, 2013 in her 85th year.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years, Andrew Younger and sister Elizabeth Caryle. Marnie is survived by her three sons, David (Campbell River, B.C.), Stuart (Linda) (Surrey, B.C.), and Brian (Calgary); grandchildren, Brett, Thomas and Cameron and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Marnie was born in Anyox, BC and spent most of her early life in Vernon, B.C. As a child she enjoyed riding horses and loved her dogs. After completing high school and working briefly in the banking industry, she embarked on a “trip around the world”. She made it as far as California where she met the love of her life, Andy. They married in 1952, and spent the next 11 years living in various cities throughout North America including Toronto, Rumson, N.J, Denver, Calgary and Taylor, B.C.

Eventually settling in Calgary in 1963, Marnie became very involved in the dog community. Her love of dogs led her to start breeding golden retrievers under the name of Tweed Kennels. She also started a dog obedience school, Tweed Obedience School and became known for her Golden’s. Marnie was a devoted and dedicated member of both the Calgary and Canadian Kennel Club’s and achieved the distinction of becoming a Life Member of the Canadian Kennel Club in 2003. She was also a founding member of the Wildrose Hunting Dog Club.

Whether it was working with or caring for her many dogs and cats or feeding the local birds, Marnie had a great compassion for helping animals. She particularly enjoyed watching the wildlife everyday from her kitchen window. Marnie will be dearly missed by family, friends and especially her two dogs Riley and Lacey.

Funeral Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2C 2T7 or online at

In living memory of Marnie Younger, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Marnie”s passing. I remember Marnie from obedience competitions in the ’70’s and ’80’s. She was always such a pleasant person and a great sportswoman. We had quite a few laughs over the antics of our dogs. I will treasure those moments.

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  2. Really sorry to hear about Marnie, Dave, Stu and Brian. Your Mom was like family to us and will always be remembered as a kind and thoughtful person. Lorna is in an assisted care facility in Lacombe and sends her best wishes. Mom is not very mobile and a trip to Calgary would be very difficult.
    All the Haworths are thinking about you guys at this time.

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  3. The Olson Family :

    Our condolences to the boys, David, Stuart, and Brian Younger and families. Your mother Marnie was the most compassionate, caring, remarkable lady we had the very good fortune of knowing. God Bless.

    P.S. If there are any puppies in heaven, she’ll find them!

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  4. Brian, Stu, David

    Your Mom and Dad were wonderful people and my memories of them have stayed with me and have been told many times to my boys. My sincere condolences. My dad and I are in BC and won’t make it back for the service but know you are in our thoughts and prayers.


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