Passed peacefully away at the Placentia Health Centre on April 13, 2018, James Young, at the age of 92.
Predeceased by wife Theresa, son Tom, mother Agnes, father Albert, brothers Tom, Bert and Arthur, and sisters Mary and Katie.
Leaving to mourn, sons Jim (Kim) and Wayne (Karen); daughter Mary (Harold); grandchildren Courtney, Nicholas (Johanna), Michael (Jenna), Marie, Justin (Jessica), Shane (Michelle), Steven (Brittany), and T.J. (Nicole); special people Roxanne and Eileen; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends; as well as special buddy Rex.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Maher's Funeral Home, Placentia. Visitation to take place on Saturday from 7pm to 9pm, and Sunday from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. Mass of Christian Burial to take place 2pm on Monday, April 16 at Sacred Heart Church, Placentia. Interment to follow at Dermot McGettigan Memorial Cemetery, Southeast Placentia.
Our Dad . . .
We have been so very blessed, from the time we came into this world and took out first breath he was there for us. From dada to daddy to dad he was there by our side to help us, support us, celebrate our successes, and accept our defeats. He was there to listen and understand our problems, to teach us hard work, and good judgement. He was there to share the simple but important things in life: laughter (a lot times at his expense), smiles and times spent together. Looking back now, he made so many sacrifices so we could have the best. Through good and bad times he was always there no matter what, with his caring heart, gentle voice and sweet smile.
Dad was never one to sit idle. He had to grow up fast at an early age, living in a very remote, isolated little cove in Cape St. Mary's. His father died when dad was 2 years old. He lost his 2 older brothers and a sister by the time he was 11, leaving just himself and an older sister to help their mother.
Work was hard and non-stop in order to survive. Dad was certainly "Jack of all Trades." He fished off Cape St. Mary's for 10 years or so. He went on from there to work on the US Naval Base in Argentia in 1952 with various contractors. Over the years, dad worked as a fisherman, labourer, stevedore, truck driver, maintenance mechanic, carpenter, and steel rigger with the Boilermaker's Union. He travelled all over Newfoundland and Labrador, wherever work took him in order to provide for his family and give us the best he could.
Over the years, Dad climbed great heights up on towers and steel as a rigger. He climbed to great heights for us as well as well, with his patience, wisdom, love, hard work and understanding. He certainly gave us a wonderful life, leaving us with many beautiful memories that will remain forever in our hearts.
He always looked for the best in others and gave the best he could . . . and he certainly was the BEST.