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YOUNG, Margaret Lorraine

Posted By Obits On September 11, 2018 @ 4:42 PM In Crowfoot Chapel Obituaries,Obituary | 13 Comments

June 27, 1936 – Sioux Lookout, Ontario
September 10, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Margaret passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Margaret received numerous awards for community service with Lions Club International including Progressive Melvin Jones Awards for Distinguished Service. She was recognized provincially with an Alberta Centennial Medal for volunteerism in 2005.

As a young woman Margaret joined the Canadian Air Force for interesting work and travel. After her marriage she had employment in banking, finance, and managerial services. Margaret’s greatest role was being a volunteer for over 40 years with various organizations. She loved to organize functions and keep track of the details.

Margaret was a voracious reader, knitter and traveller. She loved golfing, curling and card games with friends and family.

Margaret had a long career with the Lions Club and was a Past District Governor. Most recently she served as Secretary and Treasurer for the Lions of Alberta Foundation.

Margaret had many favourite sayings and was hilariously funny. She used to say, “I was vaccinated with a broken compass needle”, whenever she was lost or was asked to give directions. She also said “I grew up on an island (MacKenzie Island, ON) and I vowed to travel every chance I got.” Live, Love, Laugh.

Margaret is survived by her daughters Betty Ann Adams of Calgary and Cynthia Amerongen (Robert) of Fort McMurray; son Robert Young (Tammy) of Petawawa; grandchildren Karyann Dorn (Jason) of Calgary, Lisa Amerongen of Toronto, Andrew Adams of Calgary, Sarah Amerongen of Vancouver, Alexander Young (Lindsay) of Petawawa, and Madison Young of Petawawa; great-grandchild Miller Young of Petawawa; sister Helen Skavinsky of Osoyoos and Evelyn Stanley (Tom) of Assiniboia; many nieces and nephews; and long time friends Bob and Rena Garland, Steve and Jeanne Connell, and Ray and Adele Coates who provided love and friendship for over thirty-five years.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Donald Young in 2004, who she met in Nova Scotia and married in 1957. She is also predeceased by her parents Charles and Lorraine Faulkner, her son Charles, granddaughter Ginny Young, and son-in-law Ray Adams.

A Memorial Service will be held later in spring of 2019. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Special thanks to the staff at Bow Crest Care Centre, to her many loving friends, and to the members of the extended Lion’s family for care and support.

Donations in memory of Margaret Young can be made to support her favourite charity; Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, 152 Wilson Street Oakville, ON L6K 0G6, Telephone: 1-(800)-768-3030 https://www.dogguides.com/donate.html [1].

In living memory of Margaret Young, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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Condolence from Beverly Bridger on September 12th, 2018 2:12 PM

Margaret was a lovely lady who was always full of laughter and cheer. She left many good memories to treasure. My warmest condolences to the family.
Bev Bridger

Condolence from Beverly Waldner on September 12th, 2018 3:28 PM

I will always remember Margarets sweet smile and how she got me through rough times….always there for me. My sincerest condolences to her family. I miss seeing you also Betty Ann…take care . RIP my beautiful friend…I will always remember you.

Condolence from Dianna Girodat on September 12th, 2018 5:05 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all Margaret’s family and friends in their time of grief. May she Rest In Peace and be surrounded by God’s loving angels. She was such a lovely and kind lady and will be greatly missed!

Condolence from don edy on September 13th, 2018 8:00 AM

Margaret was a sweetheart always there to give a hug, a hard worker for Lions, a great mother, we will surely miss her

Condolence from Brian Stevenson on September 13th, 2018 12:38 PM

Patricia and myself, and indeed all of her Lions “clubmates’ will greatly miss this remarkable lady – Margaret Young. She indeed had a life well-lived, and the communities where she lived are better places because of her service.
Patricia and Brian Stevenson

Condolence from Shiny Xiao on September 13th, 2018 8:35 PM

Margaret, your smiles, positivity, and courage will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Shiny Xiao

Condolence from Denise Reid on September 14th, 2018 9:42 AM

Many wonderful memories Margaret always had a smile on her face and twinkle in her eye. She will be missed Much love to all the family Denise Dean Kathleen Emily John

Condolence from Sandi & Al Waites on September 14th, 2018 8:14 PM

We will miss you Margaret, had some great times in Cold Lake, camping and weekly card games. You and Don are now together. Love ❤️ and Hugs …….Sandi & Al Waites

Condolence from Simon Blier on September 14th, 2018 8:25 PM

Rest In Peace.
Margaret, you made all of us who were privileged to know you, much better persons by having been around you. Most sincere to the condolences to the family.

Condolence from Andre Nimchuk on September 14th, 2018 9:15 PM

Margaret will certainly be missed for her humor and laughter. Having known her since 37H days it was always a pleasure to see her again. Her dedication to Lionism was unmatched. Having a white wine to toast you Margaret.
Our thoughts to the family.
Andre and Sharon

Condolence from Dan & Marlene Krum on September 17th, 2018 11:46 AM

Marlene and I would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the family, in this time of sadness. Margaret was a great lady and a true friend. She also was a great Lion and truly cared about people and the Lions projects.

Condolence from Darlene Grace on September 17th, 2018 9:15 PM

This is with great sadness for all peoples. Margaret touched so many lives with her kindness, thoughtfulness, and true passion for everyone. She truly was a LION and gave her life to Lionism.

Condolence from Pauline Cooper on September 29th, 2018 5:25 PM

Sincere sympathy to Margaret’s family – it is hard to imagine a Lions event without Margaret – her laughter and dedication and caring will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you all from Pauline Cooper and Ardith Tjornelund

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