Michael Dalway Watson Young

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YOUNG, Michael Dalway Watson Courageously, at White Rock on January 11, 2010 after an extended illness. Predeceased by wife Barbara Courtney Young in 2008, he is dearly missed by brother Harry Young (Elizabeth), children Maureen Young (Erik Kidd) and Christine Young (Alex Bagley) and grandchildren Adrian, Sofie, Angus, Graeme and Liam. Also sadly missed by stepchildren Claire Smith (Andrew Pollard) and Christopher Smith (Cory Heavener) and grandchildren Ryan and Gabrielle. Born August 2, 1934 in Glasgow, Scotland, Michael emigrated to Canada with his parents and three brothers in 1948. He attended Victoria College and received a law degree from UBC. In 1962, he married Penny Young and returned to Victoria to raise their family. He derived great enjoyment from time with friends and family, especially while fishing and exploring the Southern Gulf Islands. A senior law partner with Straith and Company for 30 years, he also served several terms as City Councillor and was Mayor of Victoria from 1975-1979. Some of his most rewarding years were spent working on the boards of the BC Heritage Trust, BC Ferry Corporation and the National Parole Board. In 1993, he married Barbara and together they spent many happy years playing bridge, entertaining friends and traveling. His life was greatly enriched by the friends he met during his many years as a Rotarian both in Victoria and most recently in White Rock. He was a devoted Grandfather and loving father and husband. He tirelessly pursued a life of community service and approached everything he did with diplomacy and grace. He has been an inspiration. We will all miss him very much. Thanks to his many friends and family for the endless support you have given during this difficult time. Special thanks also to his physicians and nurses at Surrey Memorial and Peace Arch Hospital. A celebration of Michael's life will be held at the Union Club of Victoria on January 31st, at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Rotary's Rec for Kids Society ( www.recforkids.com ) or the Rotary Foundation of Canada ( www.trfcanada.org ). 575795
Published in The Times Colonist from Jan. 21 to Jan. 23, 2010