With deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and so much more, Herbert (Herb) Young. Herb was born in Grandview, Manitoba in 1946 and lived there until the spring of 1959 when they sold their farm, machinery and animals, climbed on a train and moved to British Columbia. Herbs family took up residence at the Falkland Ranch where Herb’s dad was to work. Graduating from Salmon Arm Secondary in 1964, Herb took a job at the Federated Co-op in Salmon Arm and then continued on at the Ministry of Highways where he worked from 1969 to 2002, retiring after 33 years. He then continued an active retired life, remaining in Salmon Arm.
He is survived by his wife, Anne-Marie (Mennie), his sons Brad (Corinne Christie) of Salmon Arm, Mike (Nicole Grimm) of Calgary, his daughter Jennifer (Mike Dunn) also of Calgary. As well, he is survived by his siblings Loretta Young (John Franks), Brian Young (Ingrid) Joan Young (Ron Norman) and Glennis Vetter (Phil) and by his 5 grandchildren, Kimberly, Hailey, Tyler, Micaela and Zack.
Herb was known for his quiet, observant nature, his witty remarks, and his kind heart. He was a dedicated family man that was always on the positive side of life and savoured all of the little things. He was known to love a great cup of coffee and a piece of pie, and being surrounded by his family. Though his health started narrowing his ability to do some of the things he loved, he faced it with strength and made the most of everyday.
The family asks that any donations or support be sent to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences can be sent to www.bowersfuneralservice.com. There was a celebration of life for Herb held on Saturday, February 6th held by Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium in Salmon Arm.