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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THIS SERVICE WILL BE LIVESTREAMED/BROADCAST ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017 AT 1:00 PM
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.