Shirley (Mass) Young
September 27, 2017
A tremendous friend to Athletics, Shirley Young gently passed on a sunny morning, at Surrey Memorial Hospital.
Shirley was a long time and deeply dedicated member of BC Athletics; the former President of South Fraser T&F, a member of Valley Royals and Ocean Athletics, a former BCA Officials Committee member, former Provincial Advisor of the BC Summer Games, and most of all was “Information Central” at thousands of Track and Field Meets throughout British Columbia over a 35 year period.
Shirley was the recipient of the Ralph Coates Award, the Dave Coupland Award, and was a member of the BCA Hall Of Fame.
Always an innovator, Shirley was a pioneer in meet management, and brought provincial track and field into the modern times with her use of meet entry and results programs. She was known to all as “the lady behind the computer at the finish line,” and her knowledge and understanding of our sport is unparalleled.
Even more than athletics, Shirley loved her family, her children Cheryl, Bob and Ed, brothers Gene and Dale, grandchildren, and extended family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Hans Young in July, 2017.
All of Shirley’s many friends throughout the BC Athletics community send their sincere condolences to the Young Family. A Celebration Of Life will be held on Saturday October 7, 2017 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 20097 72 Ave. Langley, BC.