Hugh John Todd YOUNG

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YOUNG, Hugh John Todd December 1, 1927 – December 31, 2012 Hugh passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his wife Ursula in 2009; Hugh is survived by his son Martin, daughter Heather (John), and his two grandsons Alexander and Tiernan. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and completed his mechanical engineering degree at the University of Manitoba. He married Ursula in 1957 in England and together they moved to Canada in 1959. After many perambulations they settled down in Victoria in 1983. Hugh had two loves in life, cars and planes. He started his career as an engineer working for Avro and helped design the CF-100. He also earned his pilot's license. He then moved to England to work for the Air Registration Board as a flight test engineer. Over the course of his life he flew in over 65 different types of aircraft. He maintained an abiding interest in vintage aircraft. Bentleys were his other love. He owned a Speed Six for a while and was a very active member in the Bentley Drivers Club taking part in many rallies, meets and tours. He was editor of the BDC Review and a Vice President of the club. The Bentley B was engraved on his heart. Here in Victoria, he was a volunteer with the Royal BC Museum, UVic's engineering department and St. Michaels University School. He was also a member of the Vancouver Island Aircrew Association. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Road, on Saturday January 5, 2013 at 10:00 am with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson's Centre.
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2013
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