John James Young


Young, John James
January 1st, 1928 – December 8th 2013
Tex (Dad, Grandpa, John) left us on Sunday December 8th, in his 86th year. Left to cherish his memory are Jean, his wife of 61 years; his children: Teresa (Keith) Henderson, Ruth Prill, Pat (Janie), Richard (Rosalynn), Julia (Brian) Miller; and grandchildren: Darryl (Penny) Henderson, Duane (Charlotte) Henderson, Lisa (Adam) Popek, Rachel Prill, Andrew Prill, David (Ashleigh), Emily (Patrick Jablkowski), Diana, Erin (Travis) Davies, Chris (Arielle Lessard), Kyle Miller (Kaitlyn Young), Sean Miller (Sara Potter); and seven great-grandchildren. John was pre-deceased by his grandson, Trevor Henderson.
John was Edmonton’s New Year’s baby of 1928. He grew up in the area before joining the Canadian Army in 1945, and the RCAF in 1952. John met the love of his life Jean, and they were married in 1952. John was posted at several bases across Canada, settling back with his family in Edmonton in 1968, and served until 1974. He began a second retirement in 1987, giving him time to enjoy family gatherings, extensive travelling, golfing, and curling. John was a good story teller, and enjoyed sharing with his kids, grandkids and friends.
A celebration of John’s life will take place at 11AM December 13th at the Royal Canadian Legion, Kingsway Branch 175: 14339 50th Street. In lieu of other tributes, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta or the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Sturgeon Community Hospital for their kind and compassionate care for John.

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