Obituary for Marie Young (Dinan)
In loving memory of Marie Victoria Young (née Dinan) who passed away peacefully at home on January 4, 2018 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of Mel Young, predeceased in 1985. Loving mother of Brian (Christina) and Victoria (Robin). Marie will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Paul Young (Laura) and Michael Young (Jessie) and great-grandchildren, Anna, Emily, Adam, Kyle, and Ian.
Predeceased by her parents, George and Rhea (née Quesnel) Dinan and siblings “Buddy” (Jack) Flanagan, Sue (Ray) Ward, “Joe” (John) McDowell, Rhea (Ray) Halpenny and Pat (Helen) Dinan. Marie is survived by her brothers Robert (Shirley) and Paul (June) and loved by her many nephews and nieces who form the collective memories of summers with Marie on the shore of Lake Panache.
Marie was born in Capreol and moved to Sudbury when her father founded the legacy of Dinan Insurance. She and her sisters were notorious in their teenage years. She married Mel in 1944 and together, they raised their family in the towns of Frood, Garson, Levack and Copper Cliff before returning to Sudbury upon Mel’s retirement. Our fondest memories are of Mom playing “Spite & Malice” with her sisters at the camp on Lake Panache. Cherished amongst those memories are her often madcap adventures as a “Snoop Sister” with her partner in crime, sister Sue Ward. Marie was well-known for her elegance and poise. She will be sadly missed by those that knew her, especially her Bridge club ladies with whom she played until the time of her death. A special thanks to Dr. Jane Cox for her care and compassion and a very special thanks to Leona Cyr, friend and caregiver to the end.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 39 Walford Road at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018. The family will receive friends and family at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St., Sudbury on Monday between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice on Marie’s behalf would be appreciated.