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YOUNG, David Ian

November 5, 1941 – November 5, 2009

David Ian Young of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Rockyview Hospital at the age of 68 years, after a courageous struggle with cancer.

Born in Morecambe, England, Dave (Ian as he was noted in England) moved to Canada as a young man and embarked on a long career in pulp and paper and the oil and gas industry. His profession as an instrumentation tech took him to many places in Canada and the world, including the Middle East , South America, and the Caribbean. His last working years were spent working on projects out of the Calgary Fluor offices.

Dave is survived by his sister Heather, Niece- Kerry, Kerry’s children William (nearly 4) and Charlotte (6 months).Nephew-James Barnes and Aunt-Thelma Butterworth in England. His friend and “brother”, Dave Wong and his wife Jacqui of Vancouver, his special friend Louise Ingram and all Dave’s other friends. Our thanks to the caring staff at the Rockyview hospital, who attended to Dave in his final weeks of struggle and to the friends who called, visited and offered help in a time of need.
He will be fondly remembered as a gentle man with a fabulous sense of humour. Even in illness, he always portrayed a bright picture and told all who inquired that he was doing fine.

A Celebration of David’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave’s name to the Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre (1331 – 29 St. NW, Calgary, T2N 4N2. Those who wish to commemorate his life are asked to make a contribution to their charity of choice in Dave’s name.

In living memory of David Young, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. David always made me laugh. I cannot think of a finer gentleman.
    David cooked for us all, when we were first divorced, made me laugh.
    David Ian will be so missed.
    God’s speed Dave!

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  2. David was a wonderful, wonderful man.
    The world will never be the same without him.

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  3. I had the pleasure of working with David at Fluor for a short time on a couple of projects. I was also lucky enough to share the odd beer with him at Dixons Pub in Midnapore. I will always remember Dave for his love of life and his ability to see humor in everything. He was brave in his fight with Cancer. He is missed here at Fluor.

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  4. David will always be remembered by me as a generous man with a positive spirit. We have shared many a joke and laughter together.
    We will miss you.

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  5. I’ve known Dave since 1990 when I met him at National Automation. Having not seen him in a couple of years since working on UE-1 project, I was shocked to learn he had passed. He was a Lancastrian and I was a Yorkshireman, but I didn’t hold it against him! His humor and his wit will be sorely missed.
    My condolences to his family. Sincerly Chris

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