Obituary of Thomas Alexander Young
THOMAS ALEXANDER YOUNG was born on the family homestead, south of Weyburn Saskatchewan, August 12th 1931 to Thomas and Bertha Young. He passed away in the Wainwright hospital January 14th 2022. During his childhood the family moved often because of the drought during the 30's. Most of Tom's growing up years were spent around Findley, Manitoba. Tom was the second youngest of 14 children born to that marriage. After Tom's mother passed away his father married Edith and another sister was born. Tom was predeceased by all his siblings. He is survived by two brothers-in-law.
Tom loved to tell the story of when Archie Cooper and Jim Ratcliffe came to their area and had Gospel Meetings in the schoolhouse during the winter of 1939. Tom's mother made her choice to serve God in the spring of 1940. That choice had a huge influence on Tom's life. Tom left home when he was about 16 and moved to Alberta where he worked in various places. When Tom was 18 he attended Didsbury convention and made his choice to serve God and he kept true to that choice all his life. After that convention, Tom spent some time with the workers at Lacombe where they were working on the convention grounds. He began in the ministry one day before his 21st birthday. Tom was active in the ministry for 65 years until failing health made a change necessary. From then until his death, Nando and Minerva Alonzo kindly cared for him in their home in the Wainwright area. During his time in the ministry Tom laboured in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Georgia USA and Finland.
A Funeral Service for Thomas Young will be conducted on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM from Creech’s Funeral Chapel, Wainwright. This will be a private family service and those wishing to participate may do so via the “Watch Webcast” Link below the photo or under the photos and video tab above. Interment will take place at Wainwright Cemetery. If so desired the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Charity of the donor’s choice.