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YOUNG – William (Bill) Brian

September 20, 1948 – January 4, 2011

With heavy hearts and profound sadness we announce to you that our precious Bill passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the age of 62 years.

Bill was predeceased by his father Bill Sr. (William J.) in 1986. Bill left this life as he lived it, with grace, integrity and dignity. Left to mourn his passing are his mother Jean Young; his wife of thirty-seven years, Karen; daughter Jen (Brian), and son Pete (Shayla). As well, Bill was “Tapa” to his precious grandchildren, Danielle and Alex, whom he so loved and cherished every moment with them. Bill is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Cate (Toronto), Donna (Dave), Marg (Kelly), Pete (Cindy), and Bob (Cecile); sister-in-law Eileen (Rob), all of Calgary. All of our nieces and nephews were each very special in their own way to Uncle Bill. He was so proud of your accomplishments and how you have grown up into such beautiful, respectful young adults. He dearly loved each and every one of you. As with all Bill’s cousins, the Moreau’s, O’Byrne’s and Bob and Pam Helwick – you are all so loved by such a beautiful man.

The family would like to acknowledge the exceptionally special friendships Bill had with John Moreau, Foster Walker and Mark Ellested, as with his friends at Wellspring Calgary, we are forever grateful to all of you for being part of this beautiful man’s life.

Bill attended St. Mary’s High School and attended U of C, graduating in 1974 with a Bachelor of Commerce. He was highly regarded throughout his working career for both his diligent work ethic and his people skills. Bill was curious about the world and had a great spirit of adventure. With his increasing work responsibilities over the years, most recently with Talisman Energy, Bill travelled extensively abroad as well as within Canada. Bill and his family lived in Ottawa twice, as well as in Victoria, Toronto and then back to Calgary in 1989.

In the early 90’s Bill was involved with RCIA through Holy Spirit Church as well as Team through the FCJ Centre.

Bill was a gentle soul whose optimistic outlook about all life situations was contagious. He was forever positive at whatever life presented him and, through his wisdom and attitude, we were all able to gain strength. He was an inspiration to all who knew him.

Bill’s love for his family could only be shared with a good game of golf. Nothing would make him happier than a round at his Club, Sirocco, with family and friends, and then a nice cold one and much laughter at the 19th hole. Bill was a natural at golf-had a hole in one- and it was said by many that he had a truly natural swing. His best season ever was 2009 – 2010 where he simply tore up the greens.

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Internment at Edenbrook Memeroial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, PO Box 274, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A5 (403 995 4673) www.countryhospice.org. Our family would like to acknowledge the following people: Dr. Marc Webster and Camelia, Dr. Johanna Mish and Laura, Dr. Janna Van Tonder, Dr. Elvira Smuts, Dr. David McKenzie, Barb Kearnes and your incredible Palliative Home Care Team, Foothills Country Hospice, Okotoks, and Shopper’s Drug Mart, Millrise. We are overwhelmed with your kindness and compassion to Bill. Thank you.

In living memory of Bill Young, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Hugh and Marlene Haxton :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was truly an exceptional man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Hugh and Marlene Haxton and Family

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  2. Talisman Energy :

    Dear Karen and Family,
    We are deeply saddened by your loss. We will cherish the memories of the times we spent together. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and our hopes for your healing and renewal.
    With sincere sympathy,
    On behalf of our team and Bill’s co-workers.

    A donation will be made in Bills name to the Foothills Country Hospice in Okotoks.

    Dan Silberman
    Leah Wilcox

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  3. Pat McIlhargey :

    Karen, my condolences to you and the children, Jen and Pete. I met Jen briefly and hope to meet Peter at the rememberance celebration. I have been searching for the photos I mentioned, without much success. I have year books from St. Mary’s, grade 11 and 12 and a photo from your wedding…that is all so far. If I find anything further I will let you know. Pat

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  4. Greg McCormick :

    I will miss our talks about lifes little challenges. Your wisdom and insights into similar problems we shared in our lives has and will continue to help me on the rest of my journey. Rest in peace Bill.
    God Bless
    Greg McCormick

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  5. Deanie Petrunia :

    Am so sorry to hear of your loss. Although I haven’t seen Bill for many years I have always remembered his quick wit and easy smile. He was a good man and will be sorely missed. Condolences to you and your family.

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  6. Dave and Jackie Porcu :

    Brian and Jen,
    Are most heart felt condolences in this difficult time. You are in our thoughts.
    Dave & Jackie

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  7. Dean and Fran Schultz :

    Karen, Jen and Pete – thank you for sharing Bill with us. He was a wonderful man, and I continue to value the time and experiences shared with him and the lessons he taught me.

    Dean and Fran

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  8. Deborah Nyuli :

    I was truly saddened to read about Bill’s passing. We journeyed through Insite together, and he was such an inspiration. Karen, Jen and Pete you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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  9. Grant Richards :

    Karen and Family

    I am very saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. He was a very fine person and someone I am glad to say I had the pleasure of working with and getting to know.

    My thoughts are with you at this time.

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  10. Sandy Westinghouse :

    Dear Karen,

    I am so sorry. My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you, Jen and Pete at this most difficult time. The world has lost a truly exceptional man and I can only imagine the sadness and heartbreak you are feeling.

    Take care of each other through this challenging time.
    Sandy Westinghouse

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  11. Tannis C. Lavik :

    Brian and Jen,
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in this truly difficult time! Strength and love to you both! Tannis & Brent.

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  12. My greatest condolences on your loss.

    I was a colleague of Bill’s at Talisman Energy. I always admired Bill for the fine man he was, a true gentleman, hard-working, always kind, always helpful, always positive.

    May the warm and happy memories of Bill replace the sadness you now feel in your hearts.

    Judy Harding

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  13. Always will remember the fun times with Bill years ago. It was always non stop laughing.

    The world has lost one of the better ones.

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  14. Mildred and John Weeks :

    Karen, Jen and Pete;

    We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was such a great person and we will cherish all the fun times and friendship we shared together. Rest in peace Bill!

    Our thoughts are with you at this sad
    time.

    All our love
    Millie and John

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