The Brooks Bulletin would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to those in our community who have recently lost loved ones.
The Brooks Bulletin is now publishing obituaries daily on our Web site. While we do our best to keep our information as up-to-date as possible, sometimes mistakes occur. Please contact us immediately to correct any inaccuracies or omissions.
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.
ZACHARIAS – Victor Jacob Zacharias of Bassano, passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat on March 27th, 2004 at the age of 76 years. Vic was born in Harris, Saskatchewan on July 18th, 1927, and moved with his family to Rosemary, where he received his education. Vic later worked for Federal Creamery, The Lindquist Store, Sun Oil and hauled milk for the late Cal Crapo, but was best known for driving school bus in Rosemary from 1956 to 1985.
Zastre – Paul Robert Zastre passed away in Brooks on September 29th, 2004 at the age of 60 years. Paul was born on January 31st, 1944 in St. Rose Du Lac, Manitoba, son of Joseph and Leonchine Zastre, and resided in Magnet, Manitoba. He completed his Grade 11 in St. Rose High School and graduated from the Manitoba Institute of Technology, Winnipeg with his Masonry Certificate. He had also attended Michael Hopkins Broadcasting School. Paul had resided in Winnipeg, Dryden, Ontario and Medicine Hat before moving to Brooks. He was self employed in partnership with his brother Dave at Zastre Masonry Ltd.
ZAVERUCHA – Leona Marie Zaverucha, beloved wife of Jack Zaverucha of Brooks, passed away peacefully in Calgary on September 19th, 2003 at the age of 47 years. Born in Morinville, Alberta on March 18th, 1956 Leona received her education in Barrhead, Alberta and moved to Brooks in 1983 to work for Transalta Utilities. Leona and Jack were married on June 9th, 1990 in Barrhead and resided in Brooks.
Zeer – Ethel Marie Zeer, widow of the late Ray Zeer, passed away in Brooks on May 29th, 2003 at the age of 83 years.
Born in Regina on September 23rd, 1919 she came to Alberta with her family residing in the Steveville and Duchess areas. Ethel and Ray were married on December 24th, 1938 in Hanna and resided in Alberta and British Columbia before moving to Brooks. She had been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion – EID Branch, Brooks. Ethel will be remembered for her love for her family and for making a good home.