September 1, 1923 – December 20, 2018
The families of ‘Bill’ Young and wife Norma were saddened by the loss of a remarkable family and community patriarch whose 95 year journey leaves us with so many valued memories. Bill lived his life with such energy and activity, fully engaged in the lives of his family, friends, and community. Born in Vancouver at St. Paul’s Hospital on September 1, 1923 to father Willy and mother Mary, he was predeceased by his parents, brother Walter, and daughter Cheryl Enright and her husband Adrian Enright.
Bill was a renaissance man cultivating skills and multiple talents throughout his life. He left school early, following the death of his father, in order to support his mother and younger brother—-and had the joy of graduating with national media attention at the age of 85 when made an honorary graduate of Saint Patrick’s School in Vancouver.
Bill’s earlier years taught him the catering business through Young’s Services Ltd. After living in Vancouver, on Vancouver Island, Fort St. John….he found his true home in Terrace after purchasing the Tillicum Twin Theatres in 1967. After building the offices that now house the theatres, his life was filled with a steady stream of enduring business connections. He married his soul mate Norma in 1977. After purchasing Nass Camp, they divided time between Nass Camp and Terrace sharing many new adventures and establishing the Bil-Nor Tillicum as a favourite stopping place. In 2010 they retired from the Nass to Terrace.
Bill is survived by his wife Norma, children Jim and Diane (Wakefield) and Craig (Gerry) and Carla. He was immensely proud of his 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and countless friendships developed during his years in his much loved Terrace and Nass Camp communities. The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses of White Rock Peace Arch Hospital and Mills Memorial Hospital, Charlie Meek, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, Branch 13 of the Royal Legion, Thornhill Fire Department, the Nisgaa Lisims government, and the Gitla Adaamix Vivage Governments. Your cards, messages, phone calls, flowers, and heartfelt expressions of support have meant so much during such a challenging time for all. Bill leaves a deep and lasting imprint on the lives he felt so blessed to share. Bill you will always be “Forever Young!”