Young, Raymond Arnold 'Ray'

Ray Young passed away suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the age of 85.

Born in Maxwell, ON on May 22, 1935, he was a son of the late Wesley and Nellie (nee Sewell) Young.

Ray was the much loved husband of Doreen (nee Dobson) Young of Meaford.

He was the loving father of Rick Young and his wife Cathy of Ottawa.

Ray was the proud Grandpa of Ryan Young of Toronto.

He will be missed dearly by his brothers Ivan Young (late Ila), Clarence Young (Marjorie), Carl Young (Mary), Stan Young, sister-in-law Linda Young, and will be remembered fondly by his many nieces, nephews and their families.

Inspector Ray Young retired after more than 33 years with a distinguished career with the Peel Regional Police Department. In 1992 Ray and Doreen moved to Meaford where he was honoured to join the Rotary Club and thoroughly enjoyed participating in the community.  Some of the things he enjoyed most were curling, golfing and dancing. Ray took great pride in caring for his home and gardens.  He will be remembered as a reserved gentleman.   In later years Ray remarked that he had a good life and wouldn’t have changed anything.

A private family service will be conducted at Maxwell Cemetery at a later date.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

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A private family service will be conducted at Maxwell Cemetery at a later date.

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Jeannette
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Doreen and family. So sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. He was a very special friend to Dad (Ellwood Falls). Ray and Dad spent many hours together golfing, delivering meals to the school and volunteering at Rotary and their drives through the country . Our family really appreciated the kindness he showed toward Dad. He was a special person that the Meaford community will certainly miss. Thinking of you. Ellwood, Sharon , Rhonda and Jeannette (FallsJ

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  2. Eileen Gamble
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Doreen and Family:
    I was shocked when I heard the sad news of Raymond’s sudden passing. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa and community leader. He will be deeply missed in Meaford.
    Deepest condolences from Eileen, Steven, Tracey and Tanya Gamble.

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  3. Doreen McGregor
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Doreen, I am so sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. He was always such a fine gentleman and we enjoyed our times with you and Ray. I am glad that he didn’t suffer. He will be missed by many people. Thinking of you, Rick, Cathy and Ryan.

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  4. Pam and Peter Struwing
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Aunt Doreen, Rick, Cathy and Ryan, our hearts go out to you all in this difficult time. uncle Ray was truly one of the kindest men we knew. He really did live a wonderful life and you could see it in his face, how happy and content he was in everything he did.

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  5. Ellen Cavill
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Doreen and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Ray was a wonderful man and he will be very much missed. Ray and you had many great times with Mom and Dad dancing and playing cards. Hold close to your memories.
    Sincerely Ellen, Elaine, Ray (family of Lloyd and Ruth Carmichael)

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  6. Brian and Trudi Wiley
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Doreen and family, Brian and I were so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. May you find comfort in memories of all the wonderful years that you had together. God bless you and comfort you.
    Brian and Trudi

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  7. Donna shortt
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Doreen I am so sorry for your loss. Ray was such a caring gentleman. We shared lots of laughs in rotary. I am so glad in the fall I had the opportunity to visit you both and share some stories. Hugs and my heart goes out to you. If I can do anything contact me.

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  8. Lois Sewell.
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Dear Doreen. So sorry to hear your sad news , Ray was such a gentleman and will be missed. I will keep you in my prayers. Lois Sewell. .

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  9. Beverley Piercey
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Dear Doreen & Family

    I am saddened to hear the sudden passing of Ray. May you have comfort in the fond memories of the years you had together. God Bless you and comfort you in this difficult time.

    Sincerely Beverley Piercey

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  10. M.A Ruth Stamper
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Doreen & Family: Our Prayers and thoughts are with you as we all grieve a wonderful man. We have so many great memories to comfort us . When he hugged we knew we were loved. May you know that many are thinking of you in the time of your sudden loss. Sincerely Ruth And George.

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  11. Theresa Coburn
    Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Dear Doreen, Rick, Cathy and Ryan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Ray was truly a wonderful man and he will be missed.
    Our love is sent to you all.
    Gord and Theresa

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  12. Terry and Gail McCauley
    Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Doreen, Rick, Cathy, Ryan,
    and Young Family

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to each of you.
    Raymond was a gentleman, loving Husband, proud Father, and Grandfather. Hold tight to the many memories of Raymond and they will help you get through this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Terry, Gail, Erin, and Sheila McCauley

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  13. Paul & Sue Kenny
    Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Doreen, Rick, Cathy & Ryan

    We are deeply sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.
    May all your loving memories help you through this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Paul & Sue Kenny

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  14. Susan Colville
    Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Doreen & family – sending you our most sincere condolences on the sudden passing of such a wonderful, kind man. I knew I could always expect a hug, big smile or great conversation when we ran into Ray. He was a true gentleman. Hold onto all the wonderful memories you have & may they help you get through the difficult days ahead.
    Much Love, Susan & Reid Colville xxoo

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  15. Wes Sparling
    Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Most sincere condolences to Doreen and her family at this time of Ray’s passing.
    Ray was one of the most friendly and considerate friends that I have had the honour of knowing.
    I enjoyed many curling games with Ray at the Country Classics. He will be missed but never forgotten!

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  16. Frank & Janet Bassingthwaite
    Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Doreen and family
    Janet and I were saddened to hear of Ray’s passing. I have fond memories of times chatting with Ray, especially at the curling club whether playing with him or against him. May your many good memories be of comfort to you at this time.

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  17. Ed and Marilyn Ormsby
    Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Doreen, We are thinking of You and Your Family at this time. Ray was a True Gentleman! He will be missed in our Community as well as in Your Home. Marilyn and I always enjoyed watching the two of you Dance. I hope the Wonderful Memories will help guide you through this difficult time. Ed and Marilyn.

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  18. Bev and Marion Genoe
    Friday, March 26, 2021

    Doreen and family
    Deepest sympathy. What a gentleman-always pleasant, and always helping others.
    Prayers and thoughts are with you at this trying time. Bev and Marion

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  19. Irene Barath
    Friday, March 26, 2021

    I am so very sorry to hear that Inspector Young, as he will always be known to me, has passed. When I was a young officer newly assigned to the detective bureau, Inspector Young made me feel respected and heard when many others were not excited about giving an inexperienced female officer a chance. Whenever I speak about how a gentleman can be an effective leader I always use him as the example. Again I am sorry for your loss, he certainly will be fondly remembered and missed for his many acts of kindness.

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  20. Ken and Vera Lloyd
    Saturday, March 27, 2021

    So sorry to see your loss. We will try to keep in touch

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  21. Kim and David Walker
    Sunday, March 28, 2021

    Dear Doreen, Rick, Cathy and Ryan,
    So sorry to hear of Ray’s sudden passing. Our deepest condolences. Much comfort knowing he didn’t suffer. I have so many fond memories of Ray and your beautiful family over a span of 55-60 years. My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Lots of love Kim and Dave Walker

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  22. Doug Croft
    Monday, March 29, 2021

    Doreen and Rick my most sincere condolences. I feel so blessed to have so many fond memories of us camping many years ago. Those memories have been shared to thousands over the years. Never have i met a more kinder man who loaned me his VW Beetle on The Cabot Trail. Doug & Patti, Mackenzie, Tricia, Lebert and Jake Croft.

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  23. Laurie Adams
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    Dear Doreen, so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing, he truly was a gentleman.
    i will miss him in the Rotary section of MUC. Ken and Laurie

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