In memory of

Buck Soo (Betty) Yong

April 18, 1931 -  August 10, 2021

Peacefully, in her home and surrounded by her family, Buck So (Betty) Young, passed away on August 10, 2021 at the age of 90. Buck was born in Guangzhou, China and married her husband, Larry in 1947. They immigrated to Canada in 1949, where they opened a laundromat and a fruit market. Buck was a hard working entrepreneur while raising three children and learning a new language in a new country. She worked tirelessly to make a life for her children and the generations to come. Buck was known for her love of bringing the family together for home-cooked meals, and she took great joy in spending time with her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to get together with friends to play mahjong, and enjoyed her travels back to her home country of China.

Buck is survived by her beloved husband of 74 years, Larry Young; three children, Lily (Vincent), Gary (Deb) and Terry; six grandchildren, Scott (Mary), Ryan (Suzanne), Paul (Ewan), Kevin (Danielle), Greg (Heidi), Tyler; and nine great-grandchildren, Cole, Nicholas, Brady, Nico, Jasmine, Amelia, Erica, Hazel, and Mila.
Buck was predeceased by her parents, Chiu Low So and Chau Gay So, brother, Yam Chi So and sister, Po Chai So

Visitation will be at Pine Hills Cemetery & Funeral Centre, 625 Birchmount Road on Sunday, August 15, 2021, 2:00 – 6:00 PM and Monday, August 16,2021 from 1:00-2:00pm, with Funeral Service to follow at 2:00pm.


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Ian & Alice Soo and Family (Cousin)

Entered August 12, 2021 from Toronto

Dear Larry, Lily, Gary, Terry & Family
We are very sorry to learn of the passing of Betty. We are forever grateful to Betty and Larry for their help when we first arrived in Canada. They were always generous with their time and advice. Rest In Peace Betty. You are now without pain and in a better place.

Peter Middleton (Childhood friend of Gary)

Entered August 15, 2021 from Mississauga

My sincere condolences to Mr L. Young for the loss of your life partner of 74 years. She will be greatly missed by her children, Lily, Gary & Terry and their families. I am able to attest to the description of the hardworking entrepreneur as she was so active, energetic, and proud of the Market. In all the times I was at the store or apartment, I can't ever remember seeing her sit down and not in a hurry. May she finally rest now, in peace.

Jo-Ann Moody (Lesley) (School friends, Mom)

Entered August 15, 2021 from Barrie, Ontario

Our sincere condolences to the Young family. Betty was very special to me growing up on Yonge Street, Gary and Lily were school friends and neighbours, I always remember Betty inviting me for "lunch" . Betty and Larry were so good to my Mother and I. I will miss her. Jo-Ann and Al Moody

Stephen So (Nephew)

Entered August 15, 2021 from Ricmond Hill

On behalf of my wife (Debby), daughter (Sabrina) and son (Ethan), please accept our deepest condolences.

Patrick, Caroline, Margaret Soo and Angela and David Lau and Family (Cousins)

Entered August 16, 2021

Dearest Cousin Larry and Family,
We are so sorry for your lost, our condolences and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.
You and Betty have always been there for our family, and we know that our parents have always been very grateful for all your support thru the years.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you, and are here for you.
With Love.


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