Obituary – Mary Young


It is with great sadness, love and fond memories, that we announce the passing of Mary Young, at her home, on Wednesday June 23, 2021, at the age of 91.
Mary will be sadly missed by her family.
Beloved wife of Ross Young, who predeceased her on April 17, 1990.
Loving mother Kenneth Young (Jeannette) of Tiverton, Kathleen Young (John) of Tiverton, and Karen (Bertin) Young of Kincardine.
Dear Grandmother of Stephanie Stanley (Matt), Bradley Young (Hailey), Kelsey Young (Mike), Dusty Hughes, Brock Bertin (Jenn), and Nicki Bertin (Mike). Fondly remembered by her great-grandchildren: Madison, Jake, Andrew, Ben, Kinsey and Bree.
Also missed by members of the extended Young family and by her many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her brothers John Buchanan and Keith Buchanan.
Mary was born to the late Gordon and Martha Buchanan and was raised in Inverhuron.
She married Ross Young in 1948, and they purchased a farm on the Northline of Kincardine Township. This was the start of their farming career. Later the purchased a farm on the B-Line (Bruce County Rd 23) where they continued to farm for many years. When waking the family, Mary’s favorite saying was “Rise and shine, you are on the B-Line.”
In 1966, Mary and Ross started Ross Young Bus Lines. Along with owning and operating the bus company themselves, Mary drove bus #3 for 38 years. She also was the secretary for the Bruce County School Bus Association. One of Mary’s adventures while driving the school bus was having her bus load stranded at her house because of the infamous Bruce County winter storms as the plows were not able to keep the road open. She often commented how good all the children (more than 60) had gotten along until they were able to get them home.
Mary was a very busy lady. She enjoyed raising a family, running a bus company, being a member on many community groups and events, and still found time to help with friends and family. She was a board member for the Tiverton Agricultural Fair, Tiverton Community Centre, Tiverton Minor Sports, Tiverton Knox Presbyterian Church, and many other organizations in Tiverton.
The family joke was that if you wanted to see Mom/Grandma, you needed to make appointment with her. But when it came time for family gatherings, she was the first to call, saying: “Let’s get this organized; we all need to get together.” She showed so much love to her family.
Mary enjoyed all the fun and hard work that went into going to the heavy horse shows, showing their Belgian horses with her family and friends. Mary also enjoyed many camping adventures with her Gypsy Camper group.
Mary’s family was her pride and joy; she always put them first. Her six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren were the highlights of her life and she spoke how proud she was of each and every one of them many times. Mom/Grandma, we will keep up the card tournaments that you loved so much.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a private family graveside service to honour Mary’s life was held at the Tiverton Cemetery on Friday, June 25, 2021, with Wes Elmes officiating.
Memorial donations to the Tiverton Agriculture Society or Tiverton Knox Presbyterian Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be made online or by contacting the Davey Linklater Funeral, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine ON N2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701;

Obituary – Mary Young was last modified: June 28th, 2021 by Dianna Martell

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