Lynn Ann Standing-Whiten

March 23, 1955 ~ August 02, 2016

After a courageous 6 year battle with ovarian cancer, Lynn passed away peacefully at home as per her wish.

Born in Montreal, Lynn arrived in the Yukon in 1973 to work in Haines Junction, after a short time she moved to Whitehorse. Tired of tending bar at the Travelodge, Lynn aspired for more challenge and decided she wanted to learn the electrical trade and became a journeyperson in 1980. She took a job in Inuvik in 1981 and met her nemesis Roy, and eventually called a truce which led to a 35 year loving adventure. They moved back to Whitehorse in 1982 where Lynn decided she needed another career change, and she joined the Total North team to learn the communication trade. Lynn and Roy welcomed daughter Darcy in 1986. Lynn eventually joined the Yukon Government and worked her way up to Director of Facilities Management. In 2001, Lynn found the home of her dreams on Army Beach and their family moved to the lake. Darcy married in 2010 and gave Lynn 2 wonderful grandchildren to love and enjoy.

Lynn loved the outdoors and what the Yukon had to offer, she was involved in many volunteer activities with her main passions being youth hockey and Yukon Women in Trades. She was an inspiration to many.

Sadly missed by her Dad Ernie Standing, sister Gail Standing-Forsyth (Greg), brother Terry Standing (Despina), daughter Darcy Larsen (Jesse), grandson Louis, granddaughter Ava, husband Roy Whiten, mother in law Florence Whiten, sister in law Jennifer Wood and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Doctors Adrienne Mayes, Robin Jamieson, Danusia Kanachowski, Lucille Stuart and Oncologist Anthony Attwell. Many thanks to Liz, Patrice, Manny and Theresa at Home Care and Jen from Hospice Yukon.

12 Comments

  1. Aileen McCorkell

    So sorry for your loss.

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  2. Peggy Godson

    Roy and family. Words cannot express the shock i felt when i heard of her passing. She was a strong beautiful lady whom I had the pleasure of working with and living beside at the lake. Please accept my condolences. Peace to her soul.

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  3. Dawn Power (nee Peach)

    So so sorry for your loss. Lynn wax such a wonderful woman that I’ve known for quite awhile. Our thoughts and condolences are with you xoxo

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  4. Annette Hartnoll

    Roy and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Lynn at YTG and we went through the Leadership forum together. She was a warm, wonderful and gifted woman. She will be missed by many.

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  5. Mary & Bill Blahitka

    So sorry to hear. Sincere condolences. Bill & Mary Blahitka

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  6. Helen Fitzsimmons

    So sorry of your loss. I worked with Lynn at Property Management for years and on occasion we celebrated our birthdays together. Sorry to hear that she lost her long hard fight with this terrible disease she will truly be missed

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  7. Doris Wurfbaum

    I was so shocked to hear as I thought Lynn was winning this battle with this cruel disease…I am so sorry and my heart is with you, Lynn and Roy and Darcy. Be well and God bless the whole family.

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  8. vern and denise

    Roy and Darcy please accept our condolences.
    Vern and Denise

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  9. Ross Lindley

    I enjoyed having Lynn as my boss for several years. She always treated me well and we always got along well. After she left YG, I’d bump into her about once a year around town and share a hug and a few words. I’m sorry she’s gone and for your loss.

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  10. Randy Taylor

    This news saddens me. I really enjoyed working with Lynn at Property Management. I always admired her strong leadership qualities; she was a mentor to me and a wonderful person. Roy and family, my thoughts are with you..

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  11. Jenny Trapnell

    Dear Roy, Darcy and family,
    Please accept our deepest condolences . It was a shock to learn of Lynn’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Lynn in Minor Hockey in the 90s, and also at the Yukon government. I admired Lynn and remember her as a smart, strong woman who had a great reassuring sense of humour. She made our community better in many ways. Thinking of you all.
    Jenny Trapnell and family (Dave, Steve and James Roddick)

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  12. Carrie Stahl

    I had the privilege of working with Lynn during her time with PMD. She was one of the very best Directors I had (and have) ever worked with there – extremely smart, hard working, fair, approachable, the voice of ‘reason’ when things got crazy and all with so much poise and professionalism. The kind of person you really wanted to work hard for. Sincere condolences to Lynn’s family and friends. Prayers to all of you during your sad time.

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