YOUNG Harold Alfred
October 23, 1939 ~ August 31, 2022
Harold Alfred Young born Oct 23 1939 in Whitebeach, SK. passed away peacefully with family by his side August 31st 2022, in Olds AB
Harold is survived by his wife Vivian, children- Rocksann (Ross) Trevor (Nicole) Colin (Lori); grandchildren – Brandon (Haley) Sherri (Matt) Tasey (Brad) Tanner(Nicole) Cole (Nadine) Darcy (Kerri) Tyrell, Casey, Morgan, Jackson and Blair; Great grandchildren- Trista, Vance, Ryder, Raina, Ryleigh, Dallas and Levi.
Predeceased by his parents, granddaughter CoriAnn, sisters Marie, Beverley, Florence and brother William.
Harold was born in Whitebeach SK. to his father and mother Amos and Muriell Young, He was the 4th eldest of 9 children. When Harold was in his late teens he and a friend hitchhiked from Manitoba to the Columbia Valley where he met his wife of 59 years Vivian. They were married in Wilmer in 1963 and soon after welcomed their 1st born Rocksann. They stayed in the valley a few years where Harold logged, and they welcomed Trevor. They then travelled around for work throughout the valley, and throughout the Vernon/Shuswap area this is where they welcomed Colin. Making the distance move to Whitelaw, AB in 1975 where they bought 160 acres. Harold finally had his dream farm, they homesteaded rasing pigs, goats, pheasants, chickens, cattle and horses. Harolds pride and joy were his horses, he was apart of the North Peace Appaloosa Club. Harold and JC his pride and joy horse aka (“All Dad’s Money”) took part in many horse shows, one being The National Appaloosa Horse show in Brandon Manitoba in 2002, winning 1st in Costume Class & 5th in Colour in the 2 yr old class.
Harold worked at the Canfor Mill in Hines Creek, from 1975 until retiring in 2004. He spent many of his retired days puttering around the farm driving the horses and helping the boys with their cattle and farm chores, all while trying to watch as many rodeos as he could. In 2018 Harold and Vivian sold the farm and made the move to southern AB to be more central to rodeo life, unfortunately soon after the move COVID hit, and put a dent in Harold’s social life, which drastically changed his health and life. In 2021 Harold and Vivian moved to Olds AB, so we moved his horse JC down south so he could go visit anytime he liked.
Harold was a kind, caring, generous man, of many words, always having a good story to tell and jokes to be shared. He loved to laugh. He had a love for music, playing his guitar around the fire and dancing the night away with his dear wife Vivian. He had a way with all animals and those he cherished most.
Harold will be deeply missed by all his loved ones, and many of people who had the honor of knowing him.
To honor Harold’s wishes we will not be holding a Celebration of Life.