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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dr. G.E. Young, family physician in Chapleau for 50 years, dies at age 95 - Funeral was held Fri. Nov. 19

 UPDATE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19:   Pastor Anna Chikoski conducted the funeral service at Trinity United Church, Chapleau, for Dr. Young who died on November 14,

Organist was Betty O'Shaughnessy while Kenneth Russell sang 'How Great Thou Art' at the special request of Dr. Young. Mr. Russell,a former reeve of Chapleau was Technical Director of Radiology at the hospital and worked with Dr. Young for many years.

A multi domination choir, representative of all the churches in Chapleau was present. The hymns, 'Precious Lord Take My Hand' and Psalm 23, 'The Lord is My Shepherd' were sung.

The Bible on the pulpit was once owned by one of Dr. Young's brothers.

Earle Freeborn, the mayor of Chapleau delivered the eulogy while Pastor Anna gave the sermon, both reflecting on Dr. Young's life.

With special thanks to Dennis Barbeiro of Chapleau who provided details on Dr. Young's funeral. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.




Dr Young at party for him 1987 by Helen Henderson
STORY POSTED NOVEMBER 14 FOLLOWS:
Dr. G.E. Young, one of Chapleau, Ontario's most beloved and distinguished citizens, who served the community and area as a family physician for 50 years died November 14  at the Bignucolo Residence in Chapleau. Dr. Young was 95.

George Edward Young, the son of the late George and Mabel Young, born on December 2, 1914, graduated from Chapleau Public and Chapleau High Schools, then attended Queen's University to study medicine. Upon graduation in 1942, "Ted" Young interned at the Columbia University School of Medicine in New York City.

In 1944, a Dr. Crozier in Chapleau asked Dr. Young to return home for "six months." In 1994, Dr. Young retired after serving Chapleau and area, sometimes as the only medical doctor, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

From 1944 to 1992, Dr. Young was the CPR doctor in Chapleau, and was Chief of Staff at Lady Minto Hospital for 20 years. He was also the local Medical Officer of Health for 20 years and also served as Medical Director of Cedar Grove Lodge.

From 1944 to 1982 he served as coroner and was recognized for his service by the Government of Ontario.

On several occasions he was recognized by the people of Chapleau who held an appreciation party for him in 1987 and another in 1992 marking his 50th anniversary of graduation from Queen's in medicine. On March 31, 1994 a retirement party was held.

In the early Sixties, Dr. Young established a cable television system for the community, and was always undertaking projects -- most never quite finished,

He also served on the township council for six years and shortly after returning home, at his own expense, transformed a garbage dump into a beautiful beach for the citizens of Chapleau.

However, Dr. Young will be primarily remembered for his unfailing concern for his patients for 50 years. He was also there when needed no matter the time of day or the weather.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dr. Young was a great man. My mother's first heart surgery was scheduled right after Christmas. He agree to my mom coming home for Christmas. But he would come to our house every second day to check on my mom. The man really cared about people.
One more thing, Dr. Young died as soon as his building was gone. So sad! I say let's do something special in the vacant lot and call it Dr. Young's Park

Patty said...

I think that is a wonderful idea and a great tribute to Dr Young who always went above and beyond for everyone. I sure hope they do make some sort of monument to honour him and everything he did not only for Chapleau but for the numerous families he's treated throughout his career. I think he touched everyone's heart!! Great man who deserves to be recognized as such!!

Anonymous said...

Truly sad that he passed away shortly after his building was gone. He has touched many lives and many hearts in our commmunity, young and old. A tribute to him on that lot would be an honour, such a great idea.

Anonymous said...

I was born in Renabie,Ontario in 1952 and when I was 9 yers old I developed Pnumonia, being a remote little mining town we had no Dr, and was only served by a nurse but somehow Dr Young arrived at my house with his black bag, he built an oxygen tent and got me on the road to recovery. I remember calling him old Dr Young and him laughing at that.
My sincere thanks and belated condolences for the family and community on such a loss.They don't make Dr's like that anymore.
Jackie Gale

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