Mr. Samuel Harby 'Sam' Young lost his battle with cancer at Hospice House on Wednesday, June 14th, 2006 at the age of 75 years. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on August 9th, 1930 and came to Canada on April 19th, 1959. Sam will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Irene, to whom he was married for 49 years, two sons; Scott (Shannon) of Vernon, B.C. and Alan (Annette) of Germany, his beloved grandchildren, his mother-in-law, Margaret Kloth of Vernon, B.C. and many nieces and nephews in Scotland, Spain and Canada. He was predeceased by his youngest son, Richard 'Ian' on August 29th, 2001, two brothers; John and Hugh and one sister; Edith Houghton-Brown. Cremation preceded a private family service which was held on Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 when Sam was placed beside his son, Ian in the Rose Garden Of Remembrance at Bethel Funeral Chapel. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Sam to Hospice House, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4, the Canadian Cancer Society, #104-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1 or the charity of their choice.
We, Sam's family cannot express in mere words the gratitude we have for those special "angels" who were sent into our lives to care for Sam during his illness. We especially want to thank Dr. L. Mandreck, Hospice House staff and volunteers, Dawn Butcher (Palliative Care Community Nurse), Barbara Cousins (Speech & Language Pathologist), Dana (Walmart Pharmacy) and Cory Bendall (Respiratory Therapist) who went far above and beyond in providing such wonderful care and compassion during a time when it was so needed. Thank you all so very much.
Funeral arrangements were made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (1-250-542-1187)
Sam was a long time scorekeeper for the Vernon Lakers, sitting along-side Rienie Holland(Ken and Dennis's Dad) at the scorekeeper's box in the old Vernon Civic Arena. Sams three sons played for the team; Alan(1983-87), Scott(1983-85) and 'Ian' Richard(1985-87, b-Feb 15 1969- d-Aug 29, 2001).