23 April 1945 – 18 October 2010
Carolyn passed away quietly in her sleep, at home with her family nearby, as was her wish, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She leaves behind her husband Donald, son Patrick, daughter Carrie Quinn-Thorpe (Peter Thorpe and Maclean Thorpe) and brother Kenneth Young. She was predeceased by her father Dr. Maclean Young, her mother Carolyn Young [Algar], her brothers Gordon and John. As an elementary school teacher in the Edmonton Public School System, for over twenty years, she touched many lives. She will be missed by family, friends and colleagues. As Carolyn was a private person she asked that only her family and a few close friends know of her battle.
She also indicated that a memorial be held for immediate family only.
We would like to thank all of her friends and the staff from the Home and Community Care Program and the Palliative Care Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for their thoughtfulness and support.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to a charity of your choice or the Oceanside Hospice Society (www.district69hospice.org).
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.