Stuart Farquharson Young

November 7, 1916 - October 6, 2011

Stuart_Young_sqIt is with peaceful hearts that we the family of Stuart Farquharson Young announce his passing on October 6, 2011 at the Boundary Trails Health Centre, Morden, MB.

Stuart will always be loved and remembered by his daughter Pat(Bill) Hamilton and their children Ken(Dawn) and Krista (Frank); his son Doug (Joyce) and their children Melanie(Wes) and Geoffrey (Kiera); and his daughter Diane (Glen) Lilke and their children Rod (Sintia), Richard (Suzie) and Sherolyn; fourteen great grandchildren - Gareth ,Lexie, Tanya, Alex, Dakota, Emme, Jackson, India, Lachlan, William, Stephanie, Megan, Ava and Jack; his sister-in-law Marge Dobson and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Mary (2009), his grandson Scott (1978), his parents , two brothers and two sisters.

Stuart, the youngest child of Kenneth and Nettie Young (nee Murdoch), was born November 7th, 1916 near Manitou on Section 13-3-9. In 1919, the family moved to Vancouver, but returned to the prairies in 1921 where they settled on a farm in the Middleton District on Section 35-3-8. Stuart received all of his education at the Middleton School.

In 1940, Stuart married Mary Dobson , the sixth child of Amos and Hannah Dobson, who was the love of his life for 69 plus years. Together they started farming on the family farm SE 1/4 of Section 35-3-8 and raised their three children there. Stuart farmed all of his life on this land and took great satisfaction in seeing his son Doug and grandson Geoff carry on the same traditions. In January 2007, Stuart and Mary moved to their new home in the Pembina- Manitou Place. Stuart continued to help out on the farm however he could.

As a young man growing up, Stuart took a great interest in sports, especially hockey, playing for the Middleton and Manitou teams. He also enjoyed many hunting and fishing trips over the years with his relatives and friends.   Stuart and Mary experienced many wonderful trips together and for twenty-two years spent the winter months in McAllen, Texas where they acquired many dear friends.

Stuart was a kind and loving man who was very proud of his family and took great pleasure in all that they did. He was a role model and inspiration to all of them. He also held a deep respect for his church and the community and was always willing to lend a helping hand.

A celebration of Stuart's life was held on October 12, 2011 at St. Andrew's United Church Manitou with Rev. Laurie and Rev. Bev Simpson officiating. Interment took place prior to the service at the Manitou Cemetery.

If so desired, donations may be made to the St. Andrew's United Church Manitou Building Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Wiebe's Funeral Chapel Morden in care of arrangements.

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