With celebration of a life well lived, we the family, announce the passing of Norman R. Young of Youghall Drive, which occurred Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 at the Robert L. Knowles Veteran’s Unit at the age of 94.
Born in Bathurst, he was the son of the late Robert and Eva (Mean) Young.
Norman served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion VC Branch #18 and the Masonic Lodge.
Norman was the founder of Youghall Camping, having operated it from 1962 until 2000. His passion for over 25 years was woodworking. He was honored with Freeman of the City in 2015.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edith (Knowles), daughters: Marj (late Yvon Aubé) and Nancy (Gordie). Five grandchildren: Ashley (Josh), Shannon (Peter), Kirk (Stephanie), Kyle (Caroline), Janna (Mitch) and 6 great-grandchildren: Alex, William, Stella, Ivy, Norman and Amelia.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Karla and siblings: Robert, Ernest, Arthur and Dorothy.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. A private service will be held at First United Church.
Donations in memory of Norman may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Elhatton’s Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), Bathurst.