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Marjorie Ruth
Young (Greenlay)

June 22, 1928 – August 21, 2018

Marjorie Young
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Obituary for Marjorie Ruth Young (Greenlay)

After a long and fruitful life Marjorie Ruth Young (nee Greenlay) passed away peacefully on August 21 2018 at the age of 90 years.

Born in Portage la Prairie June 22, 1928, she enjoyed her childhood with her sister Verna and brother Gard on the family farm in High Bluff. Through the generosity of her uncle Earnest and Aunt Vi, Marjorie attended high school in Portage la Prairie, launching her long career as a teacher during which she continuously pursued and encouraged lifelong learning in others as well as herself.
At the age of 19 she took a teaching position in Cypress River where she first boarded with Mrs Richmond and then Mrs Christie. There she met her lifelong friend Phyllis Turnbull and Jessie Matchette and soon to be husband of 61 years, Walter Young. Although Marjorie had five sons of her own to raise she was also a foster mom through Foster Parents Plan to numerous children in Africa and South America.

In 1961 Marj and Walter bought a house in Cypress River for $1900 and became very active supporters of the community.
Marj was a director of the Agricultural Society, a board member of the Credit Union, Superintendent of the United Church Sunday School and Secretary of the Congregate Meals for Seniors Program.
Marjorie loved her family, she loved teaching, and she loved gardening. She had a sharp mind and enjoyed silliness with her grandchildren. We will miss her tremendously.

Marjorie leaves to mourn her passing her sons Donald (Betty) of Winnipeg, MB, Robert (Michael Stecky) of Toronto ON, Gary (Laura) of Guelph ON, Neil (Debra) of Cypress River MB, Keith (Therese) of Calgary AB; grandchildren Scott, Mark, James (Monique Olivier), Garrett (Christie), Caylie (Joey Tarko), Lena, Jesse and Nora, great granddaughter Zoë, sister Verna McEwen of Portage la Prairie MB as well as numerous relatives & friends.
Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Walter (2013), parents Cecil & Lena Greenlay and by brother Gardner Greenlay (Dec. 2017).
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday September 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Glencoe Cemetery with Sharon Hamilton officiating. Following the interment a reception will be held in the Cypress River Memorial Hall.

Friends that so desire, memorial donations may be made in Marjorie’s memory to the Cypress River & Area Foundation, Box 86, Cypress River, MB or the Cypress River Congregate Meal Program, (please make cheques payable to: "Miles for Seniors", Box 40, Holland MB R0G 0X0).

Service Information

Saturday, September 8th, 2018 1:00pm
Sharon Hamilton
Glencoe Cemetery
Cypress River, MB
Service Extra Info
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday September 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Interment Information

Glencoe Cemetery
Cypress River, MB

Reception Information

Cypress River Memorial Hall
Main St.
Cypress River, MB