May 11, 2008

Remembering those I lost this week

GORDON YOUNG I worked with Gord in Winnipeg. He was our computer guru and he was very patient with me as I learned. He was a mentor, a good friend and he will be missed.

GORDON KITSON YOUNG 1931 - 2008 With great sadness, yet with peace in our hearts, the family wishes to announce the passing of Gordon Kitson Young, a wonderful husband and father on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Gordon was predeceased by his Mother Eva, Father Harry, and Grandson Adam. Left to mourn are his beloved wife of 49 years, Loretta, sons, Robert (Lynn), Jim (Judi), daughter Carolyn (George), sisters, Margaret (Blaine) and Judy (Reg), three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Gordon was proud to be the original Dr. Goodbear for the Children's Hospital Foundation and through his dedication and volunteerism, made many special friends in the community. In keeping with Gordon's wishes cremation has taken place, and a private gathering honoring Gordon's life will be held at a later date.

I lost my Nanny, my grandmother on my mother's side. I never knew Nanny very well. She lived in Newfoundland and I remember only a few visits. KATHLEEN CASHIN had a lovely sense of humour and loved her cards and occasional hot tottie. lol
I remember her chasing me off the couch, apparently she had put her bread there under a blanket to rise, and there I go sitting on it! I remember her making me up in the bed because I was sleeping in.
Nanny came to visit when my father was sick with cancer and I remember she cheered everyone up. She also took me and my sister to get out beginners driving license test and told us we needed to learn to drive. It was years before I finally did go out to get my license but the memory is fond never the less.


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