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Leonard James William Young

September 28, 1984 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 38) 38 Years Old
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“I have loved you since you were a star in the sky. And I will love you until I return to the stars

(and forevermore). Watching (over you) with your ancestors...on that day you make the journey

to the next place. We will sing you home. <3


Leonard James William Young, son of Susie McPherson Derendy and Louis James Young,

stepson of Stephen Derendy, brother to Nathan Young, Truman Thomas and Segwun

McPherson, uncle, cousin, nephew, friend and relative to many. Leonard passed on

unexpectedly in Regina, Sk on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at the age of 38. Leonard was

predeceased by his maternal grandparents Jimmy John and Celia McPherson and his paternal

grandparents Isabelle and Charlie Young and many relatives. A gathering for sharing of stories

and songs will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 7:00 PM and a Celebration of Life will

be on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 11:30 am, at 400 Edmonton Street (Knox United)

Winnipeg Mb. Burial to follow at St. Vital cemetery.

Leonard touched so many lives around him. He was born in Thompson, MB and moved to

Brandon, Manitoba just before his 2nd birthday in August 1986 with his parents and his brother

Nathan. Leonard grew up and attended school in Brandon. He moved to Winnipeg when he

was 17 where he remained until he moved to Saskatchewan in Sept 2021. Leonard was

deeply loved by many and will be forever deeply missed. He had just started a new job in the

days leading up to his passing. Leonard was a naturally talented and very skilled artist. He

was a happy child who had his own unique perceptive on life, and lived as such. We will miss

his smiles that would light up a room. Through the challenges of life, he still saw the good in

every situation. Leonard had big hopes and dreams and our love for him will continue in

whatever is done for those who are hurting and still struggle - we will remember Leo for his

heart for those who had challenges in life, as he did.

To those who knew and loved him, and called him “friend & brother”, saw Leonard as truly

unforgettable. His confidence and individuality was always admired. It was so easy for him to

make friends, people gravitated towards him, his personality and intelligence. He was a light, a

Star, Star, they said, with gratitude for time and awesome memories with Leo.

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