Joanne Young

Joanne Katherine Young

Wednesday, March 28th, 1962 - Friday, February 12th, 2021
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Joanne Young

of Upper Tantallon, Age 58, died February 12, 2021 due to complications from breast cancer.

Joanne is survived by her husband, Kevin; son, Graham (Christine); father, Charles Lockwood; sister, Andrea (Yves) Lockwood; nephew, Jeremy (Tania) Lockwood-Menard; mother-in-law, Violet Young; sisters-in-law, Janice (Leo), Lynn (Steve), Heather (Jim); brothers-in-law, Roy (Angela), David, Doug (Carol); and her nieces and nephews in the Young family. She is predeceased by her mother, Shirley Lockwood.

Joanne was born on March 28th, 1962, in London, Ontario. Raised in Woodstock, Ontario, Joanne would go on to study finance at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. On August 17, 1991, she married Kevin. Their only child, Graham, was born March 5, 1993. By 1995, the Young family had relocated to the east coast, where they still reside to this day.

Joanne had a boisterous personality, and her strong will was matched only by the love and affection she displayed to those close to her. Joanne spent an immense amount of time and energy advocating and raising awareness for Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society, two causes that due to unfortunate circumstances, were always present in her adult life.

Joanne’s loving nature extended beyond that of just her family and friends. An admirer of all animals, she will be missed greatly by her dog, Tig, and cats; Kiki, Lola, and Edwin. Over the years, Joanne had many pets, and fostered numerous litters of kittens before they were set for adoption.

Joanne had grand dreams for her upcoming retirement. She longed for the ability to travel abroad, to explore and experience life at whatever pace she desired. Joanne fought fiercely through until her last day to try and see those dreams come to fruition. Let Joanne’s memory serve as an example to everyone to always embrace the time you have with loved ones, and to seize all opportunities to live life to its fullest.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider donating to Cystic Fibrosis Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society. In accordance with Joanne's wishes, a small celebration in memory of her life will be held at a later date this year at Long Island, Cape Breton, a location she always referred to as “her happy place”.
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Posted at 12:00pm
In memory of my darling daughter. The pain of losing a child is immeasurable. Love you always.

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Yves Menard

Posted at 06:44am
I will always remember your laughter, sense of humour, kindness and limited french conversations we had. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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Posted at 07:59pm
In memory of my crazy, loving, irreplaceable sister.

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Judi Clark

Posted at 07:23am
Kevin, so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Karen Weaver

Posted at 04:11pm
It was years ago when I first knew Joanne as a colleague at Petro-Canada where our former team members and I all remember her “easy-going personality and hearty laugh” and always with “a real spirit and zest for life”. As a friend, I loved Jo for being true to who she was: Feisty - in her beliefs and passions (hard to win an argument with that girl!); Fierce - in her love for Kevin and Graham, her family/friends and of course, her many four-legged family members; Funny - with such quick wit at moments least expected, and yet, most opportune.
Joanne, JoJo, Jo…. there is a big hole in my heart. Kevin and Graham, Dave and I are sending hugs to you both.
Karen (Chow) and Dave Weaver

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