Deirdre Vesnaugh

February 24, 1946 - May 14, 2018

Mrs. Deirdre Vesnaugh passed away Monday, May 14 2018.  She was born February 24, 1946 in London, England, a daughter of Ronald Guy and Josephine (Ryan) Young.  On November 26, 1966 she married her neighbor, best friend and the love of her life, Patrick J. Vesnaugh in Detroit, Michigan.  They made their home the Plymouth/Canton area from 1970 until 2012 when they retired to their lake home in Olivet, MI.

Deirdre immigrated to this country in 1952 with her family growing up in the Detroit area.  She had amazing, lifelong friends dating back to high school whom she enjoyed getting together with right until the end.  She also enjoyed golf and bowling, but her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren.  Despite her 45 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Deirdre never let anything stop her from enjoying the activities of her family.

Deirdre is survived by her loving husband of 51 years Pat, her daughter Katie (Keith) Schulz, and her son Patrick Vesnaugh.  She was the proud grandmother of Ryan, Morgan, Jay, Connor, Sydney, Zachary, Mackenzie and Molly. She is the adored sister of Robin (Angela), Rory (Karen) and Clifford (Lesli) Young.   Deirdre is preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Woody, parents Ron & Josephine Young and her 4 siblings Marion, Randy, Ron & Rodney.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 2 – 8 P.M. at the McCabe Funeral Home, 851 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10:30 A.M. until the time of the funeral liturgy at 11:00 A.M. at St. Thomas a’ Becket Catholic Church, 555 S. Lilley Rd., Canton.

A memorial luncheon will follow at Burton Manor in Livonia, all are welcome to join us as we celebrate Deirdre’s life.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Michigan, 29777 Telegraph Rd., #1651, Southfield, MI 48034 in lieu of flowers.

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