Kenneth Stewart Young

Ken’s battle with “mesothelioma” cancer ended on Dec. 6th at home, in North Vancouver B.C. Ken and Lea (nee Gamache) were married at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, in Quesnel in 1972.

He passed away in his home surrounded by his immediate family. He is predeceased by his mother Lillian May Young. He is survived by his father Charles W Young ( Jean Geluch), son Andre, two daughters Jasmine and Jacoline {(Neil, husband and two grand-children Lilly(4) and Emerson(1)}, his brother Greg (wife Nancy and three children) and his large “Gamache Family”

It was Phil and Rosa’s family that always drew them back to Quesnel to rekindle his loving memories and many, many festive celebrations with family and friends. Ken was especially, deeply saddened to have missed Phil and Rosa’s 70th Wedding Anniversary last year. Ken loved a party and family gatherings.

Although Ken was a Vancouverite, he cherished his Quesnel community. Thank you, to all in Quesnel, who came into his life to make it so memorable; especially the SuperValu gang , the ‘’car rally group”, the Dragon Lake Curling Club who inspired him to curling, and to the Quesnel Pulp Mill start-up crew of the 1970’s. All who touched his heart, he was very grateful you were part of his beautiful memories.

In the last three years he received exceptional care from the hospitals to manage his pain, and especially from Dr. Jenny Shaw and the Palliative Home Care Team. His new construction gang, friends, neighbours and family gave him so much of their time, love and generosity. He will be missed.

Ken’s service was held at St. Stephen’s Church in North Vancouver.

Thank you to all who have kept Ken and his family in their prayers and support during his long and difficult journey, especially to St. Stephen’s Parish community, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and St. Judes School and staff members.

From the bottom of our hearts a big thank you for being a part of Ken’s life.

Ken supported his wife Lea in her Montessori Children’s Ministry “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in Canada”.

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