YOUMANS: Marcella (Stella) (Coyne) of Zurich

stella (2)-W300At Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich on Monday, February 15, 2016 of Zurich in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of the late Murray Youmans.  Dear mother of Margaret Youmans (Lee), Lana Youmans Gahwiler, Kathleen Youmans Carmichael, Heather Youmans Windel (Eric), Lenora Youmans, and David Youmans (Dianne).  Dear grandmother of Murray Anderson (Brenda), Melinda Anderson (2011), Katharine Vincent (Rob), Lisa Jongejan (Jeremy), Heather Hibbits (Mike), Sean Carmichael, Susan Mann (Scott), Catherine Aubertin (Richard), Michael Tanguy, Ali Rafferty (Rob), Angie Fortin, Adam Archer, Karey Salem (Scott), Laura Sansalone (Jay) Murray Youmans (Ashley), and 27 great-grandchildren. Stella Coyne Youmans was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1927.  She moved to London, England to live with her Aunt Nan when she was 14 years old during the Second World War.  She met and married a Canadian soldier, Murray Youmans and came to Halifax, Canada on a ship full of war brides and on to Kapuskasing by train and bus where she and Murray settled and raised six children.  Stella was a pastry cook extraordinaire for the Spruce Falls Paper Mill, a newspaper editor, a jingle writer for the local radio station and a real estate sales person in Hamilton.  Stella got her driver’s license when she was 56 years old.  She was an avid reader of anything in print, she painted and wrote short stories and poetry.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at a later date.  Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements.

Donations in Stella’s memory to the Alzheimer Society are appreciated by the family.

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