Young, George "Bert"

YOUNG, George "Bert"

1936 - 2022

It is with deep sadness that the family of George “Bert” Young announces his passing at Teck Pioneer Residence on September 4th, 2022 at the age of 86. 
Bert is survived by his loving wife Marilyn (nee Bennie) of 63 years and three children,
Gary (Evelyn) Young of Marathon, Susan Young (Sean) of Kirkland Lake, and Richard (MaryLee) Young of Kirkland Lake. With 7 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren, Bert is survived by his brother Jim Young, predeceased by his parents George and Clara Young and his brother Charlie Young.
Bert was born in Kenora, Ontario then moved to Kirkland Lake, Ontario where he began his life going to King George School and KLCVI. At age 16 he served in the Army from 1952 -1957. Shortly after meeting Marilyn Bennie, they were married in 1959, then Bert went to on to work for the Department of Highways, then onto the Kirkland Lake Police Force and lastly to the Ontario Provincial Police for 31 years in Kirkland Lake. He retired and moved onto his hobbies of many...Custom Stone Clocks, Canes, Knives, Jigs, Diamond Willow Furniture; pretty much anything could be made by him. On the days that he was not out enjoying his fishing and hunting with his family, he taught us all how to manage in the bush and know our surroundings well.His life skills and adventures in Hunting and Fishing skills have been passed on through to his whole family as we have all become avid outdoors men and women. Such an adventurous man he was with many friends from all over the world he kept in touch with and spoke of often.
Bert met his Loving wife Marilyn at St. Peter's Anglican Church while she was in the choir and he sat with his mother in the pews, then they got married in 1959 and began a beautiful life together.
Bert's life was a very busy one with his loving family, always traveling to visit and put his little touches into our lives and offering his help. Together having many adventures which are so memorable to all.
Bert was an incredible man always smiling with a huge heart always offering help to others and with many incredible stories to share. Bert will be sorely missed by his family, our community and people who cared and loved him with his same dedication.
Bert's family wish to extend special thank you to the amazing staff at Teck Pioneer Residence, for all their compassion, dedication and support. It truly means a great deal to the family. 
In keeping to Bert's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Funeral Service will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at 1:00 pm. 
If so desired, donations to the Alzheimer's Society in Bert's honor would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Click here to donate 

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Young Family

We are sorry for your loss and send our sincere condolences to the family at this time.

Evelyn & Bob Paananen, September 6, 2022

Mrs. Young and family

I knew Bert in the army, 1953 and I was in same OPP recruit class with him in 1965. I served in several places in Ontario but never the same place as Bert.
Sincere sympathy to all the family. I rember Bert as a nice guy.

Frank Harvey , September 6, 2022

Marilyn and family

with sincere sympathy to you all on the loss of Bert ..He was a fine man ...Milne missed him and their talks they had together RIP Bert sincerely Milne Rennie and Barb Moore

Barbara Mooreand Milne Rennie, September 6, 2022

The Young Family

Saddened to hear of Bert’s passing.
Many fond memories and stories come to mind when I think of Bert and my father in the OPP’s
My sincere condolences to Bert’s entire family.
RIP Bert

Rick Barker, September 6, 2022

Marilyn, Susan, Gary, Eve, Richard and Marylee

It is very saddening to hear about the loss of Bert. I hope in the days that come you can remember the many good times that you spent together and the love he shared with all of you. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to all of you. Angela and Peter Gray.

ANGELA GRAY, September 6, 2022

Marilyn and Family

Bert was a member of our Detachment long before I arrived on the scene in 1979 and until his retirement in 1993. My deepest condolences to your family.

G. Keith Carey, September 6, 2022

Marilyn and family

Deepest condolences to you all on the loss of such a wonderful man.

Valerie Lang Gustar, September 6, 2022

The family of Bert Young

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Bert was a wonderful man who will be missed. May you find comfort in the memories he has left you.

Buzz and Nyla Koomans, September 6, 2022

Family & Friends

Bert, at that time Constable Young stopped to help me get back on the road behind Goodfish. Being thirteen driving without a licence I was terrified he would tell my Dad or give me fine that I had no money to pay. He told me to take the truck back and leave it parked until I was licensed. Hard to imagine that happening nowadays. Sorry to hear of Bert’ passing. He’ll be missed in the Federal.

Paul Filteau, September 7, 2022

Marilyn and family

So sorry to hear of Bert's passing. He was an amazing coach officer and a true inspiration on my career. In many ways he was like a father figure to most of us who had the honor of working with him. He will truly be missed.

Gord and Carol van der Grinten, September 7, 2022

The Young Family

So sorry to hear of Bert's passing, our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Mike & Virginia Prentice , September 7, 2022

Marilyn and family

It was with great sadness we learned of Bert’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to all of his loved ones. He shall be remembered for his kindness, his love of drawing and painting and for the great man he was. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Bert.

Lina and Gilbert Carriere, September 7, 2022

The Young Family

We are so sorry to hear the sad news concerning Bert. He was always a person of so many interests and it was always so great to have a conversation with him! He will be missed by so many in KL.
Our deepest sympathy to the family — he was one of the good ones.
Brian and Gale Hamilton

Brian and Gale Hamilton , September 7, 2022

Young family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Yes he was a terrific man to all who knew him. Many stories and tales some we think might be what is called a "Tall Tale" but entertaining always.
To know Him is to Love Him.
May he rest in peace in that never ending forest for game and lakes of plenty.

Ernie and Marianne Cloutier, September 8, 2022

To The Young Family

My sincere deepest sympathy to the “Young Family” on your loss. May he Rest In Peace and hope you heal as each day goes by.
God Bless!

Ms. Michelle St. Georges , September 8, 2022

Young Family

Our sincere condolences to Bert’s entire family.

ROB TAYLOR, September 9, 2022

Mrs. Young and family

Paul, Chris Abbey and I were so saddened to learn of Mr. Young’s passing. He was a very talented man and Christopher treasures what he made for him. I’m glad his suffering is over, but we are so sorry for those left to grieve.

Marjorie and Paul Harvey, September 9, 2022

The Young family

Very sadden to hear of Bert's passing. Gone to a better place. RiP Bert.
Congratulations to the family.

Sid and Yvonne Menard, September 9, 2022

Marilyn and family

So sorry to hear of Bert’s passing he was a truly talented man whether making clocks knives willow canes or moose antler chairs I always enjoyed his company.He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Wilf and Jackie Reaume, September 9, 2022

The Young Family

So sorry to hear of Bert's passing. I had the pleasure to work with Burt in my rookie years posted at Kirkland Det in 1987. He passed on his experience and helped me start to understand and find my way on the OPP. In this I was truly grateful. It was an honour to know, serve and work with him. He will truly be missed. My condolences to his family. RIP Burt.

Derrek Janveau, September 10, 2022


My deepest sympathy for the loss of your family member. I will hold the memories we shared together so close to my heart.

Pradip pandya, September 10, 2022

The Family Of The Late Bert Young

I was saddened to hear of Bert's passing. He was a friend of my family back in the 90's. He made us many beautiful rock clocks, one of which sits proudly on my wall to this day. I offer my deepest condolences to the whole family.

Jo-Anne (Forbes) Zimny, September 10, 2022

Marilyn and family

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Helene and Don

Hélène and Don Studholme , September 11, 2022

Marilyn and family

I was saddened to hear of Bert’s passing. I enjoyed our conversations when we saw each other. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Cori Clement, September 12, 2022

Marilyn and Family

My sincere condolences in the loss of Bert. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the many great memories of your years together bring you comfort. RIP Bert.

Ines Robazza, September 12, 2022

Marilyn and family

I am so sorry to hear of Bert’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I hadn’t seen either of you for quite a few years. I always appreciated how talented you both were, Marilyn a wonderful seamstress and Bert an all around “Mr. Fixit”. Bert will be missed by all.

Sheila Mayhew, September 13, 2022

Marilyn, Gary, Richard, Susan and Family

Our deepest condolences go out to you on the loss of Bert.
He has finally found the peace he deserves ❤
We are thinking of you all in this time of mourning.

Ron and Laura, September 14, 2022

Marilyn, Sue and family,

My sincere condolences to you on the passing of Bert. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Francine Archer

Fran Archer, September 14, 2022

Young family

So sorry to hear of Bert's passing and to his family I extend my sincerest condolences. Rest in Peace Bert.

Marty Beveridge, September 14, 2022

Susan and Young Family

Susan I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. What a wonderful life he lived and had so much to offer! I enjoyed chatting with him when I saw him at TPR. Rest easy Mr. Young. My sincere condolences to the family.

Kelly Davis, September 15, 2022

Burt Young

A man who marched to his own beat, filled with creativity and local knowledge and was good to his family, you will be missed.
my deepest sympathy's, to Marilyn Garry Richard and Susan.

David Young, September 15, 2022

The Young family

Offering condolences and prayers at this time of sorrow. Bert was a true gentleman.

Andy Attwater, September 15, 2022

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