October 31, 1947 – April 20, 2022
In loving memory ~
Virginia Holly Young, 74, of Nelson, BC passed away, April 20th, 2022, after a recent cancer diagnosis.
Virginia was born October 31, 1947, to Mike and Mary Harapchuk of Lisburn, Alberta. The fifth of ten children Virginia enjoyed an active childhood working on the family farm and attending school in Lisburn and later Sangudo, Alberta.
Being an adventurous type of person Virginia spread her wings and moved to Edmonton after high school where she worked for Alberta Government Telephones. In 1970 Virginia married her first husband Frank Burden and the pair eventually moved to Vanderhoof, BC and started a family. Seeking a wonderful community in which to raise a family, Frank and Virginia relocated to Nelson, BC in 1979. While her children were young, Virginia provided loving care through her day home to many of the neighborhood children.
In 1996 Virginia married Fred Young. She spent many years lovingly tending their home and garden. She also had a very fulfilling career at Maglio Building Supplies where she was much loved. During her vacation time Virginia loved to travel. She and Fred enjoyed many trips to the US, the East Coast, Hawaii, Mexico and Taiwan. Family meant the world to Virginia, and she was faithful to always return home to Alberta to visit her many loved ones.
Born to a hardworking Ukrainian family Virginia was not one to sit idle. When she wasn’t working, she could be found gardening, pickling cucumbers, making a delicious pot of soup or out for a therapeutic walk. In her later years, Virginia could often be found at the Capitol Theatre. She was amazed at all the talent on display there! She found joy in volunteering and gave as much as she could. Whether it was her time, a container of cabbage rolls for a neighbor or a care package for a loved one, she was always giving.
Virginia is survived by her husband Fred Young, her son Francis (Nicole) Burden of Vernon, BC, her daughter Theresa (Warren) Desjardins and granddaughter Lily of Edmonton, Alberta, her seven surviving siblings in Alberta and countless nieces, nephews and loved ones.
No service will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
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