R. KENT YOUNG

The Casket - - OBITUARIES -

Fu­neral ser­vice for the late R. Kent Young, 78, Antigo­nish, was held Septem­ber 7 in St. James United Church.

Mr. Young died Au­gust 24, 2018, in St. Martha’s Re­gional Hos­pi­tal, Antigo­nish.

Born May 27, 1940, in Sud­bury, he was a son of the late Dorothy Ellen (Kent) and Clarence Alvin Young. He grew up in Cop­per Cliff, On­tario, and stud­ied at Univer­sity of Toronto, from 1958 to 1967, earn­ing a Bach­e­lor of Ap­plied Sci­ence in 1962, a Mas­ter of Ap­plied Sci­ence in 1964 and a PH.D. in Ther­mo­dy­namic En­gi­neer­ing in 1968. While in Toronto, in 1959, he met Wenda Lee Gimby, who was teach­ing at Ced­er­vale Ele­men­tary School. They were mar­ried in 1962 and spent the next 55 years to­gether, un­til her death eight months ago. Fol­low­ing his stud­ies at U of T, he worked as an engineer for Corn­ing Glass Works in New York State. He then took a po­si­tion in his home­town of Sud­bury, work­ing for In­ter­na­tional Nickel from 1970-73. In 1973, the fam­ily moved to Lon­don, On­tario, where he earned the Gold Medal in Univer­sity of Western On­tario’s MBA pro­gram in 1975.

In 1976, he joined St. Fran­cis Xavier’s Busi­ness De­part­ment where he would teach un­til his re­tire­ment in 2005. He re­ceived St. F.X.’S out­stand­ing teach­ing award in 1997. He en­joyed sail­ing and gar­den­ing. As a teenager, he built his first sail­boat with his fa­ther. In the late 1960s and 1970s, he sailed a Y-flyer and an Al­ba­core. Sail­ing the Al­ba­core with his wife, he won many Round Lake re­gat­tas in the 70s and 80s. In the early 1980s, he sailed a Laser and a Wind­surfer. For the past 30 years, he sailed the Bras d’or Lake in Cape Bre­ton Is­land, first in Sun­dance his PY23 and then in his C&C 30 Gal­adriel, win­ning club races in the St. Peter’s and Dundee ar­eas.

He is sur­vived by daugh­ter, Ruth Ellen (Terry); son, Edward Gor­don (Lind­say); grand­daugh­ter, Madeleine Claire; two broth­ers, Barry, An­cas­tor, Ont.; Don, Hamil­ton, Ont.

Me­mo­rial dona­tions may be made to St. Martha’s Re­gional Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion.

On­line con­do­lences: www.clcurry.com

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