Therese Marie Young (nee Albert) of Courtenay in the Comox Valley made her transition, in the arms of Archangel Michael, on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, Surrounded by Family & loved ones.
She was born in Edmundston, New Brunswick on June 5th, 1932. Therese graduated from the Universite de Moncton in New Brunswick and received a degree in Nursing. Her nursing career took her Northern Quebec and Northern N.B. She married Ronald Young and they lived in Cold Lake, Edmundston, Ottawa and Winnipeg. They moved back to Edmundston for a decade before relocating to Campbell River,B.C. Therese, had always been a humanitarian and was President of the NB Handicap Association in the Late Seventies, she always was a visionary and helped not only the association become that much more, but always showed concern for those around her. Her family is very proud of all of Terry’s accomplishments and she will be dearly missed by all those whom she has blessed with her presence.
Her fondest memories were Of her “days in the sun” at Lac Baker NB, both as a child herself and with her own Children. She was an active member of Unity Church in Comox.
Therese wished to be remembered as a Reiki Master Teacher. Her greatest personal satisfaction came from her friendship with her Reiki Circle, and in particular those Reiki Master Teachers she taught who are now offering Reiki all over the world. Her first love, however was her Grandchildren.
Therese is survived by Ronald Joseph Young of Black Creek, and three children; Sons Michael Joseph Young of Victoria BC; Patrick Leonard Young (Brenda) of Victoria BC; and Daughter Colleen Helen Young of Courtenay, as well as four Grandchildren; Joshua and Emily Foisey of Courtenay BC and Nolan and Gemma Young of Victoria BC.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to North Island Unity Church at P.O. Box 3518, Courtenay, V9N 6Z8; or to the charity of your choice.
A celebration of Theresa’s life will be held on Oct 1st, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the North Island Community Church, 1729 Comox Ave. (The Lions Den).
Therese’s Family would like to thank St. Joseph’s Hospital 2nd Floor Transition Nurses, and Overflow 2 (you know who you are) for the continuous loving care.