YOUNG MargaretPosted: April 25th, 2013
MARGARET (PEG) YOUNG passed away at the St. Charles Manor Care Home in Victoria, BC on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, three days before her 96th birthday.
She is survived by her children: Kitchener (Amelia) of London, Ontario, Blake (Mitsuko) of Lethbridge, Susan of Victoria, Brent (Toni) of Calgary, Clinton (Elin) of Billings, Montana, and Carla Humphreys (Ken) of Okotoks, and by 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; also by her brothers Lloyd and Reed Erickson, and by her sisters Joanne Coleman and Roberta Dahl. She was predeceased by her husband Carl A. Young, parents Lief and Ruby Erickson, and brothers Evan, Richard, and Grant Erickson.
Peg was born April 20, 1917 in Raymond, and received her primary and secondary education there and in Stirling. After completing high school in 1934, she attended the Calgary Normal School, and at 18 began teaching school in Stirling, continuing until her marriage to Carl, July 26, 1939 in the Cardston Alberta Temple.
Born with a talent for music, Peg became proficient at both singing and playing the piano in her pre-teen years, and remained active in both pursuits all her life. She earned a diploma from the Royal Schools of Music in 1948. While raising her family, she taught piano lessons in her home. Numerous pupils from Stirling, Cardston, Grassy Lake, and Lethbridge, and from the surrounding areas, received their piano instruction in her living room. Many of her early students later brought their own children to her for lessons. She served a term as president of the Lethbridge Registered Music Teachers’ Association, and compiled a history of that organization for its provincial counterpart.
Once family responsibilities permitted, Peg resumed her school-teaching career, joining the staff of Agnes Davidson School in 1962, and serving for 15 years. But she continued her music teaching during that time, and piano students remained a constant presence in her home even after her retirement.
A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Peg gave a lifetime of service in a variety of callings, including organist, choir director, youth leader, Sunday School and Primary Teacher, and various positions in the Relief Society.
Peg was a devoted mother who demonstrated love, concern, and compassion for her children to the very end.
Friends may meet the family at the church prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 4105 Forestry Ave. S., Lethbridge, with Bishop Michael Evans, Officiating. Interment will follow in the Stirling Cemetery.
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