June 24, 1924 – February 4, 2019
William John (Jack) Young of Mission, BC passed away peacefully on Monday February 4th, 2019 at the age of 94 years.
Jack was born June 24th, 1924 in Stoughton, Saskatchewan and moved to Princeton, BC during the Depression. He loved the natural beauty of BC; enjoying all it had to offer including fishing, hunting and hiking. He was an amazing ski jumper; and was a member of the Amber Ski Club of Princeton.
On October 27th, 1950 he was united in marriage to the love of his life and wife of 68 years, Sheila Joy Kirby. They spent their lives together living at Copper Mountain, Honeymoon Bay, Surrey and Mission, BC. Jack retired after a long career as an electrician with LaFarge Cement. He enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Tulameen, golfing and reading. He was dedicated to his family – always willing to lend a hand to his daughters with any project, building the family cabin in Tulameen with his sons; building rowboats and cedar chests for his grandchildren and building birdhouses for Mom’s garden. He was a proud veteran of World War II serving as a navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
Jack leaves behind his beloved wife Sheila, his four children; Earl (Linda), Jim (Katie), Linda, Lori (Dan), eight grandchildren, four great-grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Earl and Charlotte (Fairlie) Young, sister Viola Wharton, brothers Grant and Glen Young, and granddaughter Jessica Young in infancy.
There will be a private family service and internment. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.