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Terry Ann Young

April 19, 1944 - January 15, 2016


Our family lost a truly exceptional person when Terry left us in the late afternoon of Friday, 15 January, after a short but valiant battle with a very aggressive cancer.  She was my college sweetheart, best friend and loving wife for fifty years; she was also a wonderful, loving and generous mother, a loving mother-in-law and a doting grandma to her beloved grandson, Andrew.  Terry was an intelligent, fun, warm, gracious and kind person who cherished her extended family, her close friends and her Airedales.  She enjoyed get-togethers with family and friends, good wine, her garden and greenhouse, the beach, the wind in her hair and sand in her shoes and her home south of Powell River above the beach at Black Point.

Terry was born in Greenville Ohio, raised and educated in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, and graduated from the University of New Mexico where she met her future husband, Brian.  She taught in the Albuquerque school system and moved to Vancouver in 1969 to accept a teaching position at York House School.  In 1973 she and Brian moved to Victoria where Jessica was born in 1975.  After Jess was in grade school, Terry established her home-based historical research company and worked with lawyers and the provincial and federal governments until she retired to Powell River in 2011 to be near her daughter, son-in-law and grandson.

Terry is survived by her husband Brian, daughter Jessica Taylor, son-in-law Adam Taylor, grandson Andrew Taylor, sister Beverly Bates, sisters-in-law, Christine Fisher, Valerie Griffith and Sonia Young, brother-in-law Ken Young, her favorite aunt Joan Coovert, her loving nieces and nephews and her close friends.  She was predeceased by her parents and her brothers-in-law Harold Fisher, John Griffith and Dick Bates.

Special thanks to Doctors Morwood, May and Hoffert, as well as Bill T., MariAnn and Peter and her close friends for their cards flowers and support.

A potluck gathering for Terry will be held later in the spring or early summer. Date and venue TBA.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Brian Young
Relation: Husband

Missing you desperately and loving you forever Sweetheart.

From: Ken and Sonia Young
Relation: Sister-in-Law

Our hearts go out to Brian, Jess and family at such a sad loss. In time we hope the good memories will return. We will always remember Terry’s great New Mexico Chili – a special treat from “Mama Teresa’s” kitchen.

From: Valerie Griffith
Relation: sister in law and very dear friend

With heartfelt sadness but memories of great joy I send love to Brian and Jess. Terry I will miss you, we were related by marriage but connected by a very dear friendship. Rest well dear Terry.

From: MariAnn and Peter Laframboise
Relation: Extended family

The world lost a beautiful soul on the day we lost you Terry; we are and will be forever grateful for your life, as thru it, you have blessed us with Jess and Andrew, we’re just so very sorry that it ended too soon. Til we meet again…know that we will love and cherish your daughter and grandson with every day we are blessed to be here…

From: Sarah Turner
Relation: friend

Terry was a truly lovely, special human being — someone who shone a light on everyone around her, with her smile and her laugh. All of us in our family will always miss her. We will keep memories of her in our hearts every day. And we are all sending love to her family, all of whom were so important to her. Hugs and love and sympathy.

From: Nils and Gill Christjansen
Relation: Friend

Brian, you have been in our prayers daily and will continue to be. We loved meeting you and Terry on the beach at Lang Bay walking your dogs, we think animal lovers have a familiar bond 💜
We look forward to seeing you on the beach again one day, but for now we will continue to pray for you and your family.

From: Shirley and Don Caulfield
Relation: Friends of her daughter, Jess.

So very sad to hear of your loss. Your mother has left our “earth home”, but she still lives in your heart & memory! Love to the three of you. Our heart is heavy with this sad news. xoxo

From: Shirley & Don Caulfield
Relation: Friends of her daughter, Jess.

So sorry for your loss, Brian. xo

From: Jane Griffith Lyons
Relation: Fellow in-law of my brother, John.

My heart goes out to Brian and Jess I only had the privilege of knowing Terry for a short time, but I’ll remember her forever…she was that kind of person. Such a loving spirit and kind nature, she’ll be so sadly missed by so many. Rest in peace now, Terry, and please give John a hug for me.

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