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Young, James Stanley (Stan)

Young, James Stanley (Stan)
January 24, 1927 – Brancepeth, SK
November 7, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Stan Young was born on the family farm outside of Brancepeth, Saskatchewan and died in Calgary after a brief illness on November 7, 2014.

Stan began his life-long love of horses working the land on the family farm in Saskatchewan. The family was musical and he started playing traditional tunes on the guitar at age 7 and never quit. Later he would become an accomplished musician, mastering several instruments and becoming known for playing the fiddle and both the stand-up and jazz bass. He moved to the Calgary area in 1946, and worked various labor jobs, mostly in construction. Eventually he took a job with AGT as a Senior Storesman, and was a loyal employee until retirement at age 62. Stan also played in “The Lariats”, a country and western band, for 25 years. After retirement, he continued to play his music, travelling and pursuing business interests in a car dealership and partnering in a curbside auto repair shop and in an at-home instrument repair. Stan was proud of his Metis heritage.

Stan is survived by his loving wife Violet and children Daryl (Karen) and Cindy; by the children from his first marriage: Judy (Ken), Wendy (Richard), and Cathy (Brian); by his brother, Sam (Doris); and by 10 grandchildren.

A Celebration of Stan’s Life will be held at the Chapelhow Canadian Legion Branch 284 (606 – 38 Avenue N.E.) on Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 1 – 5 p.m. Interment will take place at Brancepeth, SK (TBA). Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Stan Young, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Terry & Ethel Goertzen :

    On behalf of myself and my family I would like to extend our sincere condolences to Aunt Violet and the family. Didn’t know Stan all that well, but the times we did visit are remembered with fondness.

    Terry & Ethel

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  3. Chris Rilling Wills :

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Stan! My sister and i remember him playing at several occasions. Always was a lively time! Our sympathies to our cousins.
    Chrisana Rilling Wills
    Jordis Rilling Bezerchak
    Cody Rilling

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