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YOUNG, Ronald Gordon

April 15, 1926 – December 5, 2012

Ronald Gordon Young beloved husband of Adeline of Calgary, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the age of 86 years.

Ron was born in Edmonton, the only child of Sidney and Gladys Young, but lived most of his life in Calgary. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. After the war and his discharge from the Navy, Ron married Adeline Bolland in 1951. Ron spent most of his working life in the oil patch working in different capacities until 1974, when he and Billy Aitken formed Sunburst Perforating Services, a successful venture that was sold in 1996.

Addie and Ron loved to see new places and their travels took them all over North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. They also enjoyed several cruises, but the Disney cruise with the grandkids was a favorite for everyone and will remain a special memory.

An avid golfer and member of Camelback Golf and Country Club in Scottsdale, AZ, Ron enjoyed many years at his winter home playing golf and having a drink at the nineteenth hole with his fellow snowbirds. Ron was a great friend and it was important to him to keep in touch with them through regular (and sometimes long!) lunches – nobody enjoyed a good steak sandwich and a scotch more than he did!

Besides his loving wife of sixty years Addie, Ron is survived by son Reece; daughter Jill (Lowell); and grandchildren Krista and James. They along with several loving nieces, nephews and a host of friends will dearly miss his sense of humor and relaxed approach to life. He was predeceased by his son Ronald (Buzz) Gordon Young in 1978.

A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held at Earl Grey Golf Club (6540 – 20 Street S.W.) on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of the donor’s choice. The family thanks the staff at the Southwood Hospice for their compassionate care in the last weeks of Ron’s life.

In living memory of Ronald 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. Bob and Bernice McKenna :

    Addie, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with you at this time.
    Bob and Bernice McKenna

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  2. Sharon Salloway :

    To Jill and your family,
    We are sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our sincere sympathies from Sharon (Krasman) Salloway and our family.

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  3. Jill -I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

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  4. Sandy McMichael :

    Jill, Addie and Reece such sad news. Thinking about you.

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  5. June and Brian Barron :

    Dear Addie and Family:
    On behalf of my Husband Brian and myself June Barron (Bill Aitken’s sister) we extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Our parents Anne & Bill Aitken (whom have since passed) loved both of you guys so much and will be welcoming Ron with open arms. Love from the Barron’s

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  6. Wally & Anita Madill :

    Addie and family
    We will miss Ron – discussions on politics and the state of the world, his music, his email jokes, his friendly smile and big hugs. There will be a void in your lives but his memory will always be there.
    Anita & Wally Madill

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  7. Roger and Dee Dueck :

    Addie, Reece, Jill and Family, we were deeply saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. He would always seek me out at the neigbourhood parties to talk about the “good old days” in the ‘patch and what I was up to. Always with a big smile and that twinkle in his eye! My deepest condolences on your loss, and ours.
    Roger and Dee

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  8. Margaret Burton :

    Dear Addie,

    Such a huge shock to hear that Ronald Baby has passed. I will always remember him as being the life of the party – we’re not here for a long time – we’re here for a good time! Mr. Personality – so many lovely memories to cherish. My love and thoughts are with you and the kids. I hope he meets up with mom and dad as he was certainly a special person in their lives as well.

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  9. Jo, Catherine and Larry Hope :

    Dear Addie and Family

    We’ve been thinking about you guys for the last several weeks. Nothing can be said to ease your grief, but know that our hourly prayers are being sent to each of you at all times…

    the Hopes

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  10. Michele (Demelker) Edwards :

    Mrs.Young, you and Mr. Young have been a part of our family since i can remember. Both of you have a very special place in my heart. i remember you two cheering me on at my horse shows at Glenmore park. We have great memories of you and the family.
    I hope Mr. Young is together now with Buzz.

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