The Brooks Bulletin would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to those in our community who have recently lost loved ones.
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Yarrow – Joseph Gerald Yarrow of Brooks, beloved husband of Delma Yarrow, passed away in Brooks on Wednesday, January 4th, 2016 at the age of 76 years. Joe was born May 8, 1940 in Selkirk, MB. to Peter and Sylvia Yarrow and moved to Calgary at age two. He grew up in Calgary and worked at Shopeasy and Jenkins Groceteria from 1954 to late 1960’s and moved to Brooks in 1961 to work at Jenkins and Tomboy. Joe left the grocery business in 1967 and worked various jobs and returned to the grocery business until 1978. Joe went to work for Pan Canadian Petroleum in November of 1978, until retirement after 26 years.
1940 ~ YEOMANS ~ 2014
Alan William Yeomans of Brooks, Alberta passed away in Calgary on Friday, September 26th, 2014 at the age of 74 years. He is survived by his two sons, George (Brenda) of Medicine Hat and Darwin (Marie) of Brooks; and five grandsons, Brent (Teah), Mitchell, Scott, Chad and Ethan. He is also survived by his siblings, Chuck (Greta), Carole Anne, Sandy and Glenn. Alan was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Ethel; one brother, Jay; and one sister, Louise. Alan was born on the family farm near Pickardville, Alberta on January 13th, 1940.
YEWCHUK – Stephan (Steve) Yewchuk of Brooks, beloved husband of Mary Yewchuk, passed away peacefully in Brooks on May 18th, 2005 at the age of 95 years. Born in Verbitsi, Ukraine on January 6th, 1910, Steve immigrated to Canada at the age 19. He settled near Patricia, Alberta where his sisters Helen and Katie lived. Steve spent his first six years in Canada working for the Eide Brothers and other ranchers before buying his own farm in 1945. Steve and Mary (Richter) were married in Calgary on March 15th, 1946 where Steve continued farming and driving the local school bus until selling the farm and moving to Brooks in 1963.
September 28, 1948 – July 17, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald James Yewchuk on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the age of 67. Born in Brooks, Alberta on September 28, 1948, Ron was the second of Steve and Mary Yewchuk’s four children. Ronnie’s younger years were spent on the family farm east of Patricia in the small hamlet, Imperial Colony. A strong athlete, Ron will be remembered for his love of sports excelling at everything from football to baseball.
YON – Michael Anthony Yon “Mike”
Mike was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia on January 26, 1951. Passed peacefully away at Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta on January 12, 2017 at the age of 65 years.
Forever remembered and survived by his loving wife Ida, children Michael (Melinda), Kelly (Jamie) and Roland. Four grandchildren Jordan, Jaicee, Tylor and Conner.
YOUNG – Stewart Ferguson Young, November 8, 1958 to December 29th, 2007.
It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Stewart on December 29th, 2007 at the age of 49.
Stewart was raised on a dairy farm at Brooks and attended school at Duchess, AB. and Olds Agricultural College. He loved the game of hockey, even more so time spent fishing and camping with Scottie. His zest for life and infectious wit brought smiles to those who came to know and love him.
YOUNG – BERNICE YOUNG
On Friday, June 12th, just two weeks shy of her ninety-second birthday, our matriarch, BERNICE YOUNG, died at Sunrise Gardens of natural causes. Bernice was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan in 1923, moving to Brooks in 1956 to work as manageress of Carol’s Fashions, and later as sales clerk at the Smoke Shop. She married Bob Young in 1960, and was predeceased by him in 1990. Her main focus in life was caring for her two children, but she had a strong bent for walking, logging miles each day—until her dementia took hold.
Young – It is with great sadness that the family of Samuel “Keith” Young announce his passing on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 in The Bassano Health Centre, at the age of 87 years. Keith was born on June 22nd, 1927 in Spring Hill, Manitoba to Lyle and Ida Young, the youngest of three children. He was predeceased by his loving wife Frances; his parents Lyle and Ida; sister Pearl Jarvis; brother Fielding Young and step-son Roger Lillico.
Young – Sheila Patricia Young of Brooks passed away at Brooks Health Centre on May 28, 2016 at the age of 86. Sheila was born in England, received her education there and was employed in the hospitality industry and as an office administrator. In 1990 she moved to Canada and spent much of her time volunteering in the community.
Yuang – Ajang Maduk Yuang of Brooks passed away in Brooks on May 22nd, 2007 at the age of 24 years. Born in Bor, Sudan on January 1st, 1981 Ajang immigrated to Canada in May, 2001. He attended school in Ottawa, Ontario and moved to Alberta in 2005 working at Lakeside Packers. Ajang is survived by his loving family, mother Theresa Kuiir Bul and father Maduk Yuang of Bor, Sudan; brothers Lual, Mach, Madol and Chol all of Brooks; sisters Akuol of Red Deer and Aker of Calgary. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 26th from St. Alban’s Anglican Church. Rev. Ken Wells officiating. Interment to follow at Brooks Cemetery. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME. Telephone 362-4636 or Toll Free (866) 362-4652.