Milna Jean Young

Milna Jean Young

In loving memory of

Milna Jean Young

September 7, 1921 – August 15, 2013

Milna passed away suddenly on August 15, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Winifred Mills (Kamloops BC), brother Norman Mills (Ottawa Ontario), and her husbands Charles Eric Person (Kamloops BC), and Arthur Franklin Young (Clearwater BC). She is survived by her daughter Sandra (Neil) Stearns, granddaughters Sherry (Bob) Carmichael, Tammy (Chris) McDonald, Lorie (Pat) Chambers, great grandsons Matthew, Mitchell (Nicole) Carmichael, Alexander McDonald and Braeden and Brycen Chambers, great granddaughters Rachelle (Thomas), Melissa and Ryann Chambers, Arthur’s children Larry (Sharon) Young, Mabel Amoroso and her family.

Brother Roy (Barb) Mills, sister in laws Amy Mills, Bev Mounce, brother in law Mel Young, and their families including numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces.

Milna was born and raised in Kamloops BC. As a child she enjoyed many outings with her brothers and family to the surrounding area for picnics. Milna learned and loved Highland dance. Whenever she heard bagpipes, she would hop up and do a little jig! She worked at the Buttermaid Bakery, Palm Dairies, and the Co-op Cattle Auctions. She married her first husband Chuck in 1941. In 1944 Sandra was born. Chuck passed away in 1947. In 1952 Milna married Arthur in Kamloops. In 1963 the city girl turned country when they moved to the A/Y Ranch in Clearwater with Larry. Milna loved animals of all kinds. They had many adventures together learning about farming.

Milna always had a project on the go, whether it was gardening, sewing, spinning wool, writing letters and poems or baking treats for Arthur. There were always sweets to go with tea at three.

For many years she has been a faithful member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses; they were her second family. Milna was a lifetime member of the Raft River Riding Club and a lifetime member of the Clearwater Ski Club. She always enjoyed giving gifts and never went anywhere empty handed! She always took great interest and played a supportive role in all of her family’s lives.

Milna was a world traveller; she saw Europe, most of Canada, Hawaii, Fiji, Hong Kong, Alaska, and New Zealand. Her favourite trip was tracing the family history in England, staying at the ancestral Lumley Castle with her Girls. In 2000 Milna and her entire family took pleasure in an Alaskan Cruise. Her most recent trip was to Ottawa, to attend the National Heritage Fair that Alex was participating in. While in Ottawa she had a wonderful visit with her sister in law Amy and family. The trip continued on to Nova Scotia to trace the Mills family history. This was another exciting journey shared with many family members. The family and friends will always cherish the adventures and memories Milna brought to our lives!

Milna was buried in the Riverview Cemetery, Clearwater, BC, beside her husband, Arthur Young, on August 20, 2013. Following this private family committal service, a gathering to celebrate Milna’s life was held at the Ski Hill Lodge in Clearwater. Donations in memory of Milna Young to the SPCA, 1211 8th St., Kamloops, BC, V2B 2Y3, to the MS Society, 275A Seymour St., Kamloops, BC, V2C 2E7, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, telephone 250-674-3030.

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