YOUNG, Ronald William. February 17, 1960 – August 8, 2013. With sad hearts we announce the passing of Ronald William Young, the beloved 3rd son of Fred and Myrtle Young. Ron is pre-deceased by his mother Myrtle, and survived by his father Fred, stepmother Nancy, brothers David (Gayle), Randy (June), Tim (Patti Lynn), Darren (Shannon), nephews and nieces Jordan (Christie), Andrea (Ryan), Shae, Paige, Crystal (Jeff), April, Laurel, Marshall and great nephews Ethan, Logan and Trevor. Also by step sister Wendy (Richard), stepbrothers Paul (Christina), Colin (Leanna) and their children Brendan (Michelle), Quinna, Marlee and Emma. Ron is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
In spite of suffering with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Ron had a smile for everyone who visited him. He was extremely popular with all his caregivers. Having lived all his life in this area Ron had many friends.
We would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Botha and all the loving caring staff at Fraser Canyon Hospital and Fraser Hope Lodge, the Home Support Workers and the Hospice Volunteers who helped to ease his last days. Also thank you to the A.L.S. Society for the loan of all the special equipment needed to cope with this disease, and to the A.L.S. team at G.F. Strong for the medical help and support. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the A.L.S. Society or the Hope Hospice. A memorial service will be held on Saturday August 17th at 1 pm at the Hope Legion, 344 Fort Street.