It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Theresa Gertrude Young, age 89, of Halifax on Friday, June 16, 2023 at the Q.E.II Infirmary Site. Theresa was born in Purcells Cove, Nova Scotia and was the youngest daughter of the late Jessie and Clarence Soward.
She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas of sixty-seven years; daughter, Sheila Elizabeth “Beth” in infancy.
Theresa will be lovingly remembered by her children, Kern (Karen); Shelly (Henry) and Pamela; grandchildren, Michelle (Thorsten); Dennis (Navina); Sharlene (Luc); great grandchildren, Maike, Marie, Sophie, Briana, Kaelynn; siblings, Clarence “Bud”; Dorothy “Dot”; Aurrel (Nora); many other family and friends.
The Youngs were a military family having lived in several places in Canada and for three years they lived in Germany. Theresa thrived on meeting people and met many who remained life-long friends.
Camping was a much-loved adventure and the time spent at Rayport in Martins River was very special due to the people there “Gailyn and Russell”, “Betty and Ray”, “Dorothy and Mike” and many others. Theresa loved it there.
Theresa loved her pets and found much pleasure and comfort in their presence through the years. Gardening was a great enjoyment for her and as soon as weather permitted, she was at it. She loved to bake and kept many happy with her treats. Theresa rarely missed baseball and curling on TV. Darts was a much-loved pastime at the Purcells Cove Club.
Theresa’s family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Jock Murray and team for their support and attention to their mom’s needs. To the staff at the Q.E.II, Dr. Gu, Dr. Dunn, Dr. Joudrey, nurse Chelsea for their wonderful care and compassion and also to the paramedics who are in such great demand but who remain caring and professional.
There will be no visitation.
Service arrangements will be made available at a later date.
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