We Remember

YOUNG, Charles William

June 6, 1952 — April 9, 2017

It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Charles on April 9, 2017. He will be forever missed by his wife, Connie, his son Taylor from Vancouver, BC, his sons Jarrett and Carter from Kelowna, BC, his brothers Jerome (Val), Jay (Sharon), and Warren (Regina) from New York and his sisters Loretta and Juanita from New York.  Charles will also be missed by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and nephews and nieces in Canada, New York and Bali.  Charles is predeceased by his mother Annie, father Jake, brothers Paul and Artie and nephew Mario of New York.  He will also be missed by many colleagues and friends.


Charles was born in Queens, NY on June 6, 1952. He moved from New York to Canada in 1980.  He worked as a youth and family counsellor both in New York and throughout his years in Canada.  Charles’ love for the youth and children in the community was highly evident not only through the work that he loved to do, but also through the many years he volunteered his time with West Kelowna Minor Hockey.  He also enjoyed coaching and mentoring his sons in their various sports through the years.


Charles was passionate about food and cooking. Anyone who knew him appreciated and enjoyed the wonderful meals and dishes that he would create with such love. The most important thing to Charles was always his family. His greatest joy was to be with his sons and his wife.


The Celebration of Life ceremony for Charles will be held on Thursday April 20, 2017 at 1:00pm at Springfield Funeral Home at 2020 Springfield Rd in Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Charles’ memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca).

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Service: Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Location: Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, please donate in Charles’ memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation: Link: www.heartandstroke.ca


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Service Details

The service for YOUNG, Charles William is scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-860-7077

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  • Rosalyn Moore Henderson says:

    Dear family,
    I am So sorry you have lost another loved one so soon after Miss Ruth’s transition. I remember Charles from 40-15 in Queensbridge. He, like so many of the others, was one of the “big brothers” in the building.
    I want you to know, your loss is our loss. Your pain is our pain. As we are family. I am praying for all of you. Blessings. #QB4LIFE

  • Marianne MacPherson says:

    Connie, Jarrett, Carter, Taylor, and family,
    Please accept my sincere and heartfelt sorrow in the passing of Charles. I was honored to work with him for 25 years and even privileged to have been his office partner for close to a decade. Believe me when I say that he will be truly missed.

  • Warren young says:

    Dear Charles, my beloved brother, my friend, my mentor. I will miss your forever and a day. I will miss you until we meet again in heaven. Until then, you will always be with me, you are in my heart my mind my body and my soul. Inseperable forever you and I. Your spirit, the spirit of your ancestors, lives within your beautiful children, and within me. Thank you dear brother for all you have given me and I thank God for you and the time we blessed enough to have shared together. Kiss mom for me my brother, and Paul. Please tell them that I love them. Goodbye for now, until we meet again, your brother Warren

  • Regina Young says:

    My Dear Sister and Nephews,
    I know you are suffering the greatest loss of all times, but please trust in the Lord as it will be okay. Charles was a fine man and Truly admirable for his dedication and love to his family, his life and his home. I know he faught a hard battle as he remained in our hearts and prayers the whole time. I’m here for you guys if and when you should ever need anything. My heart couldn’t be more fond of Charles and may he Rest In Peace….Love You All, Regina

  • Jerome Young says:

    Dear Charlie,
    As I sit here thinking about you and how it is great having you as my big brother. You have motivated me to become a strong individual. Growing up with you was really a blast. Charlie’s brother was my second name. I took for granted that you would always be around. You are now back to your vibrant self and at peace. Tell mom, Paul, Artie, and Mario hello, missing you. With much love Always, Your brother, Jerome.

  • Kelly Cyr says:

    Connie, we will all miss Charles very much. He was one of the great ones! We are here for you, just let me know if I can do anything!!

  • Warren Young says:

    Love you brother Charles, what a beautiful family.

  • Julia Young says:

    Dear Uncle Charlie,
    The passing of a loved one is never easy to accept, but I will take comfort in knowing that you are now at rest. Pain, hurt, or discomfort you will experience no more, but now my heart is still heavy thinking about the life you lived and more. I know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, but it’s not easy saying goodbye this once more. I will remember your smile, kindness, laughter, and not to mention your coolness no matter what was going down. I will cherish the time we spent together last summer including hanging in Brooklyn enjoying the sights and sounds. Plus, the talks, we shared about Game of Thrones, and how life should be enjoyed here and now. Going to the SEA will never be the same, as I will always think of you. I just want to say that I am blessed to have had an Uncle like you. Thank you for being a great big brother to my Dad, and for showing us all how to live and love. Give Grandma a big hug for me, and I’m blowing kisses to Heaven for you both with love. Love you always and forever, your Niece Julia R. Young

  • Warren Young says:

    Peace and love to my brother Charlie.

  • Tamara Lawrence says:

    Connie, I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of and praying for you and your family today as you celebrate Charles’ life, and grieve this monumental loss. You will continue to be on my heart in the coming weeks and months…
    With love,

  • Lynn Langille says:

    Dear Connie, Jarett, Carter and family,
    My sincere condolences to you all on this very sad loss of a wonderful man. My heartfelt sorrow and prayers are being sent to you all.
    I was lucky to work with you Connie and Charles during the WIS days and always loved the commraderie we all shared while working with children and families.
    I always seemed to run into Charles over the years in the grocery store and we would have great chats.
    My daughters have been friends with your sons and always loved being in your love and fun filled home.
    I’m very sorry I can’t be there today to celebrate Charles’s life.
    Lynn Langille (Emily and Meghan Schwartz’s Mom)

  • Jay Young says:

    Rest in peace my big bro, you will be missed, believe that, love you

  • Juanita says:

    I miss my brother very much, I loved, admired and respected him with all my heart . He will be truly missed by both of his younger sisters. You are forever in my heart.

  • Isaiah Young says:

    You know , I was always too young to know you alot Unc, but the time that we did share together and moments around each other as well as the family were always special… From the times of us just sitting around watching tv and cracking jokes even if we were the only ones in the room to understand and to hear you talk about trump and fantasy football all day lol, those are moments that are cherished. We were all lucky enough to have you in our lives and always a sad day to lose a loved one , but we must celebrate the life of someone who even my father looked up to. I know Nana is with you right now as you guys look down on all of us, will always be in our hearts, love you Unc.

  • Bunny says:

    Sleep in peace Charles you will be missed

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