Elizabeth Young (nee Wells)

February 27, 1937 to August 19, 2020

Obituary

To view the online service from the Carnell Memorial Chapel for the late Elizabeth Young on Thursday, September 3rd at 1:00 p.m. please click on the link below:

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It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Elizabeth Young at the age of 83. She was born in Central Newfoundland but grew up in Stephenville where she loved to ride the horses on the U.S. base.

Elizabeth excelled in school. She attended the Education Program at Memorial University in St. John’s and then taught in Grand Falls-Windsor. Subsequently, she attended Nursing School at the General Hospital where she met the love of her life and soulmate, Dr. Robert Young. Education was extremely important to her and she always wanted to attend University which she did late in life, graduating with an Arts Degree from Memorial University.

Robert and Elizabeth married in 1957 and had three children – Wayne (wife Cindy Lu Edwards, grandchildren Ian Simms and Kirk Simms [wife Janelle Kelly] and great-grandchildren Dane and Weston); Heather Jacobs, QC (husband Neil Jacobs, QC and grandchildren Matthew and Rebecca); and Ken (wife Lisa Pike-Young and grandchildren Harrison and Ethan).

Elizabeth devoted her life to her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She loved to attend NSO concerts, cook, play bridge, ski, read, hike and golf. Her favourite day was Sunday surrounded by her family. Elizabeth loved animals and their home at St. Andrew’s Place welcomed many a stray cat and dog. Bob would question if the pet had been in the house for more than an hour to find out if they had another addition to the family.

Bette, as she was fondly known by her many friends, loved and lived life to the fullest. She was loyal, interested and passionate in all her encounters. Bette always placed other people’s feelings before her own and above all, she loved Bob and her family who dearly loved her in return.

Special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Emergency and ICU at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville and especially Dr. Evan Wee. Also, many thanks to Dr. Anne Williams who provided special care to Elizabeth for years.

There will be no visitation and cremation has taken place. A private ceremony will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. with interment at a later date. The link to view the online service for Elizabeth Young will be available at www.carnells.com. Donations may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to the Gathering Place or the local SPCA.

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Dr. Young and family, my sincere condolences to all of you. Betty was such a remarkable person and will be truly missed. Life will never be the same. You will however be left with lots of wonderful memories.

A beautiful service, sorry for the loss of your mom, hugs and prayers to all of you today and in the days ahead.

Bob and Ken, along with your brother and sister, I send condolences for the loss of a wonderful wife and mother.. I often bumped into Betty when she returned to Study at Mun years ago, while I was studying French to keep up with my kids. She was always so pleasant to chat with. Be assured she is keeping watch over you all . Love and prayers for you all.
Ethel Dobbin.

Dear Dr. Young and family, I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Mrs. Young was such a lovely and kind person.. Our thoughts are with you..

To Dr. Young, Wayne, Heather, Kenneth and families.
So sorry to hear about Your recent loss. Mrs. Young was a lovely women and friend, so gracious and kind. .Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Wayne and Family — So sorry to learn of your mother’s passing.. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our deepest sympathies.

To Heather and family: so very sorry to hear the sad news of your mothers passing we are thinking of you, and we share in your sorrow. Maud and I extend to all of the family, our very deepest sympathy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the many friends and family of Mrs. Young. I will remember her as such a pleasant and positive Mom – a role model for all parents. Family, friends and faith will see us through this sad time and help us reflect on a life so well lived. God bless Mrs. Young!

IDr. Young and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.Sincerely Fr. Reuben,Ruth and Dr. Michael Hatcher

Heather, Neil & Family,

Sandy & I were saddened to hear of Mrs. Young’s passing. Our sincere condolences to your Dad and siblings. Your Mom’s infectious personality will be sorely missed.

Dr. Robert Young and Family. Saddened to learn of Elizabeth’s passing. You are in our thoughts.

Dr. Young & family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of Bette. She was a very special lady, gracious and kind. May all the wonderful memories you have surround you now and bring you comfort and peace.

So sorry to learn of Mrs Young’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family..
Jayshree and Vinod Patel

Dr. Young and family
So very sorry to hear of Mrs Young’s passing . You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Anna & Tony

Dr Young, Heather and family;
So sorry to learn of Mrs Young’s passing. You are in our thoughts.
Twila & Shannon

I just heard the news of Mrs. Young’s passing. So sad. She was indeed a wonderful person. Joann and I want to pass on our deepest condolences to Bob, Heather and all of the family.

To Dr Young and family
So sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Stella and I wish to express our sincere condolences.

To all of the Young family,
Sincere condolences on your loss. Your mom was a lovely lady and she made everyone feel special. She has left you with a lifetime of wonderful memories and love. You are all in our thoughts as you navigate this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Yvonne Manning and Frank Corbett

Hello Heather and family,
We all only get one Mom And Dad and it is very sad when they leave.
I didn’t know Mrs Young very well , Adam and Paul said she was a pretty good tipper when they delivered the telegram. I I know she made good children.
Our thoughts are with you.

To the entire Young Family
Dave and Gale Roberts would like to send our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom, Wife, and Grandmother. Hold each other close as you reminisce on all the beautiful memories. Take care.

Dr. Young and family,

We are very sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Wayne, Heather and families;

Paul and I are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. . Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.

Heather,
So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We are thinking of you and your entire family at this time and sending our deepest condolences. May your memories sustain you in the days ahead.
Margie and Joe

Dr. Young, Wayne, Heather, and Kenneth,
I extend my deepest sympathies to you at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dr Young, Wayne, Heather and family. Thinking of you at this sad time. Sending my sincere condolences.

Marian Templeton

Dear Bob and family, I was so sorry to read about Betty. I have many personal memories of both of you at various functions at the university and the Grace Hospital. I know she will be deeply missed I only hope the thoughts and prayers of so many friends are of some comfort during this sad time.
Take care
Ian.

Dr. Young, Wayne and other family members. I was so saddened to hear of Mrs. Young’s passing. I only had the pleasure of meeting her a few times, but remember her as a gracious lady. I’m certain that your special memories will be of comfort through this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Thistle

Dear Bob: I am so saddened to hear of Betty’s passing. Betty was such a kind person. Betty’s kindness will always be remembered . Bob you and your family are in my thoughts . Brenda Crane Dawson

Heather, Wayne, Ken and Dr.Bob
My sincere condolences on Mrs. Young’s passing. You are in our hearts and thoughts. Keep the memories close. God bless
Bruce and Vivian

Dr Young
So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Please take comfort in your memories of such a lovely lady

Heather and Neil, Dr. Young and Family:
So saddened to hear about your loss. Please know that our thoughts are with you.

Heather, Neil and family
So sorry to hear of your loss.. It is always difficult to say farewell and doubly so during times such as these. Comfort each other with your memories of the wonderful person she was .
My deepest condolences,
Lisa Byrne

Dr Young, Heather and family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. I will always remember what a devoted grandmother Mrs. Young was to Matt and Becca – they never had to worry about surviving on kraft dinner with her around! She was always so kind to me and to my children, even when they were naughty: I will remember Mrs. Young for her ultra organization, her weekly meal plans, (we could all learn from. her), her congeniality with everyone, the way she asked questions in a way to make you feel important to her, and most importantly, her kindness.
Janine, Dave, and family

Heather, I am thinking of you and your family. My deepest sympathy. to you all.
Stella Evans

Wayne, Heather, Ken and Dr. Bob and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. She was always such a kind, lovely woman with a smile that just made you feel better. May the beautiful memories of her, and the kind words of friends and family ease your loss.

To all the Young family , I want to express my sincere condolences on your loss. Take care of each other and your memories.

Dear Dr. Young

Was so sorry to hear about Betty’s passing..

As you are aware she was such a special person to myself and all the Spurrell family. Indeed all of my siblings referred to her as Aunt Betty (and you Uncle Bob).

I always enjoying her visits to our home and will miss her greatly.

See was a truly remarkable lady.

Condolences from myself and Shirley.

Dave

Heather, so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Thinking of you and sending deepest condolences. May the wonderful memories of your time together with your dear mother bring you strength in the days ahead. Gig

Dr. Young, Heather and family;
Very sorry to hear of Mrs.Youngs passing. Our deepest sympathy go out to all of your family during this difficult time.
Brad,Jane,Sarah and Amanda Davis

Dr. Young,
So sorry to hear of Bettys passing. She was a classy lady and I imagine a great partner. Condolences to you and the family.
Kindest Regards
Dean MacDonald

Dr. Bob, Heather, & Neil, Wayne, Ken & families,
So sorry to hear of your wife/ mom/grandma’s passing. I am sure you will miss her so much. I remember her from growing up on St. Andrew’s Place as well as seeing you golfing together at Bally Haly. By coincidence, we share the same birthday and she passed away on my Mom’s birthday. Cherish your memories!

We were very sad to read of
Betty’s death. We send our condolences to Bob and the Family..

To Bob,Wayne,Heather and Ken. Sorry to hear of the passing of this wonderful lady,wife,parent and friend. She was renowned for her dinner parties and her rabbit pie was beyond description. Our condolences to everyone. Lloyd and Jean Cooke

Heather, Wayne, Ken, our sincerely condolences on the loss of your mother.

To Dr. Young, Wayne, Heather, Ken and Mrs. Young’s entire Family my Sincere Condolences.
What makes this very sad time even more difficult, is that friends, neighbours and colleagues cannot gather to surround you with hugs, memories and even the comfort of their presence.
So very Sorry for your loss. Holding you in my Thoughts and Prayers.
Gail Malone

SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOM’S PASSING. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS SAD TIME.
BOB AND BERNICE CLARKE

Dear Dr Young, Wayne, Heather and Ken, and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Young / your mum and send our deepest condolences. After being neighbours on St. Andrews place for so many years, its is hard to imagine she is gone. We can still see her glorious smile. Even though we can’t be together in-person, please know we will keep you all in our hearts as you get through this difficult time. Gerald, Yvonne and Raylene Lang

Bob, Heather, Neil and family,
Jeff and I were so saddened to hear of Bette’s passing. She was such a gracious, lovely person and we were always happy to see her. Sending our sincere condolences to you all.
Susan

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, thoughts and prayers are with you all Treasure your memories.
Peg and Glenn Goss

Bob

My sincerest sympathies and condolences

Kevin

Dr. Young
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wendy Decker

Dear Bob and family, I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Betty’s passing. She was a darling lady and beautiful in so many ways. May your time forward be filled with memories of one of the kindest ladies who ever travelled this earth. God Bless.

Dr Young and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.. Sincerely.
Reuben ,Ruth, and Dr. Michael. Hatcher.

Heather, thinking of you at this time. Condolences to you and your family. With sympathy, Susan

Heather,
We were so sorry to hear of your mom’s sudden passing. Please know that we are thinking of you, Neil, and your family during this sad time.

I was so sorry to hear of the recent passing of one lovely lady. Our regrets and thoughts to the Young family.
Marcy Greene and David Feder

Bob, Wayne and families
So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our memories of her on our sailing adventures up the east coast of Newfoundland are still fresh in our minds. She was a special person and we know she will be greatly missed. We extend to you and the entire Young and Wells families our most sincere condolences.

I grew up with Betty in Stephenville were we were great friends. As the years passed I spent most of my years out of NL. So our paths did not pass as often as we would have liked. Remember her as a great friend . Thinking. Of you Bob I know you will miss her greatly. My condolences .

Dr. Young, Heather, Wayne and the extended families, we offer our sincerest condolences on the sudden passing of Mrs. Young. May you be comforted in your loss by warm memories of a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Dr. Young and Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife. May your wonderful memories and God’s grace give you comfort in the days ahead. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Vera Williams

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Bob. We have many fond memories of Bette. May your memories be a help to you in your grief. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Roger & Myra

BOB
ALONG WITH MY LATE WIFE L INDA WE HAVE BEEN FRIENDS WITH YOURSELF AND BETTE SINCE 1957. MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ARE OFFERED AT THIS TIME..
AS I EXPECT TO BE IN ST JOHN'”S THIS FALL FOR A VISIT I WILL TRY TO MEET WIYH YOU FOR COFFEE AND REMEMBRANCE.

My sincere condolences to you on the loss of your wife. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Dear Bob, with sadness, we learned of Bette’s passing.. Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Michael & Alice Furlong

To the Young Family we send our sincere condolences.
Nancy & Robert Patten

Wayne,we are truly sorry t hear of your mothers passing.Our hearts and prayers are with you and the family at this time of sorrow..Take care and God bless.

Heather, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time and hoping your many memories will bring you comfort.

Dear Bob, my sincere condolences to you and your family on Bette’s passing. Hers was a life well lived,. She will be greatly missed.. Heartfelt sympathies to you and all the family.

My sincere condolences to you Dr. Young and family. on the sudden passing of Bette.. She was a very special lady .My thoughts and prayers are with you . May all your happy memories bring you peace at this very difficult time.. Rest In Peace Bette 🙏🙏🙏

Dear Dr Young, Wayne, Heather ,Ken & families,

So sorry to hear of Bette’s passing. She was one of the nicest ladies I’ve ever known . So kind & sincere , a true great friend to my mom . Dave & I send our condolences to you all.

Susan & David Barnes
Halifax , NS

We were saddened to hear from Aunt Roberta that Bette had passed. We remember her well from Heather’s wedding in 1989 and extend our sympathy and best wishes to both Wayne and Heather both of whom we knew from their time spent in Toronto and nearby cottage country. Our deepest condolences to Bob and family members. .

Bob and family:

Sincerest sympathies to you and family on Bette’s passing. We are sorry for your loss.

Best wishes.

Bob and family:
On behalf of the former residents of Bishop Jones Memorial Hostel, where Bette resided while she attended Memorial University in 1953-54, I wish to extend our deepest condolences. Many of her former dorm mates and hostel mates spoke fondly of her. May God Bless and Comfort you in the days ahead as you deal with your loss.
Shirley Cooper, Communications
Bishop Jones Memorial Hostel Group

Dr. Young, Heather and families:
Mrs. Young was and had a beautiful soul.,, Mrs. Young was always so kind to My Mom (Grace cook) and she spoke of her so often as well as enjoyed all her bridge games together. I’m Sure that that there is a game being played somewhere .
Please accept our deepest sympathy

To Bob,Wayne,Heather,Kenneth and family
Shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Bette.
She was a lovely gracious friend who will be sadly missed.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss
Ram Borgaonkar

Heather, Neil , Matthew and Rebecca we are so sorry for your loss.

To Bob and family, I would like to extend my sincerest sympathy on Bette’s passing. As a long time friend of Graham, I got to know all members of the Young family since the early 1960’s and loved the occasions spent with the family on Portugal Cove Rd. or at Neary’s Pond. Bette was always kind to Veronica and I over the years and always enquired about our family. Requiescat in Pace.

Dr. Young and family. Sincere condolences to you on the suddèn passing of Betty. I will really miss our Friday morning chats at the Hair Connection. She was always so gracious and loved telling me about her family,especially her grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayees are with you on this very sad occasion. Cathy Healy.

TO Dr. {Bob} Young and family;

So sorry to hear of your wife’s passing.Sincere condolences at this most difficult time.May your memories sustain you in the days and weeks ahead.

Dave Morrissey

To the Young Family;
I was so sorry to hear of Betty’s sudden passing.I have good memories of earlier days ‘but am now grateful to have met again recently and had a few minutes to catch up(though distanced).
Thoughts and prayers are with you All.
Betty Barrett.

Bob – You’ have lost a gracious, elegant and kind companion, parental partner and “enabler” of your own notable career. Ian’s and my sympathies to you and your family.

Dear Bob and Family,
We were deeply saddened to learn of Betty’s passing. She was a such a kind and wonderful lady who always made you feel special when in her company. She will certainly be missed.

Wayne and Doreen

So sorry to hear this news. It wasn’t very long ago that we spoke of this happening.
Bette was such a warm and gracious lady and a huge loss to all of her family.
Please know that we are thinking of you at this very difficult time
Connie & Harold Hayward

Dear Heather and Neil – I had only met your mom socially a couple of times Heather. She was warm and friendly. She obviously had a very fulfilling life which was an example to all. Please extend my condolences to your dad and the extended family

Bob, Heather and family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your great loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

To bob and all family members. Our heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of a very special gracious person. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.

Dr. Young and family, Jim and I were both shocked and saddened to read this news. We both hold very fond memories of Betty, it did not matter how much time had lapse, when we saw her she always exuded genuine kindness and warmth. She took that moment to ask how we were, how our daughter was doing, you felt her sincerity and saw that warmth in her smile. She always took a moment and those moments mean so much.

Please know we are thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

Bob and Family: So very sorry to hear of Bette’s death.
With our Deepest Sympathy for your great Loss.
Paula and Pat.

Wayne and family our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Noel and Sandra Conway.

My sincerest condolences to Bob and family . Bette was a wonderfully kind, fun, sincere person in countless ways. She will be greatly missed. Warmest thoughts to you all .

Wayne, Heather and Ken. Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother. She was a lovely lady who I had the pleasure of meeting on a few occasions. You will always have lovely memories of her.

Paul and Janet Aitken

To Bob &Family, so sorry to hear of Bette.s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.She was a wonderful person and we are sure all of you will have many great memories of your time together.
Don & Dorothy Warr

Deepest sympathy to all the family.

Dr. Young & family. I am shocked to hear Mrs. Young has passed!! As you all know, your Wife& Mom was a wonderful person, Mom, GrandMom& Great Grand-Mom. Mrs. Young was always so friendly& kind to me each & every time we met & spoke. She always remembers my twin boys & asked how our family were doing. Dr. & Mrs. Young were so kind to me always. You made a wonderful couple & your love for each other always showed. Especially at Dr. Young’s retirement celebrations from the College of Physicians & Surgeons. God Bless you all & May you gain strength to get through these most difficult days & years. One day may you have a smile on your face instead of tears in your eyes when you talk & think of Bette/ your Mom. Love Karen Hodder.

Heather, Dr. Young and families. My condolences on the passing of Mrs. Young. I knew Mrs. Young from back when Heather and I went to high school. Dr. and Mrs. Young were clients of mine for many a year. It was always a pleasure to see Mrs. Young. She always had a lovely smile on her face, chipper and upbeat all the time. Cherish the memories. God has gained a true Angel.

Dr. Young, Wayne, Heather, Ken and family,

So saddened to hear of Mrs. Young’s sudden passing. A beautiful lady who will be dearly missed. Thinking of you at this most difficult time and know your memories of her incredible life will last forever..

We were shocked & saddened to hear of Betty’s sudden passing..Betty & I were student nurses at the General Hospital School Of Nursing. back in 1956., a long time ago..I still have fond memories of her dressed in her uniiform with nothing out of place..Betty was perfect in everyway and loved by all.Extending our deepest sympathy to Dr. Bo.b & family..May she Rest In Peace.

Dr. Young and Family
Sending our condolences and prayers as you mourn the loss of your dear one. May wonderful memories help ease your grief. God Bless.

Wayne, Heather and Young family,

I never met your mother but know she was a special person from the stories Wayne has shared about growing up, take care of each other at this difficult time.

This is very sad news. Betty was a wonderful kind and generous human. We so admired her for her Devotion to her family and friends and her effortless perfection in all she took on. Bob and family our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve for your beautiful wife, mother and grandmother. She was a true treasure and her memories will linger long.
Heidi and Wayne

Cindy Lu….and all family members….very saddened for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

A beautiful lady inside and out who became a part of our family when Neil married Heather. We will miss her smiling face and delicious dinners and generous company when visiting St. John’s . Thank you Betty for inviting us into your home and heart❤️
Thinking of you all and sending love to Bob, Wayne and family, Ken and family and Heather and family (our family)
Chris and Patty