Martin Harold Young, born September 8, 1953 in St. Catharines, Ontario, passed away suddenly on February 16, 2009 at his home on Quadra Island. He touched the hearts of many people in his 55 years. Martin was predeceased by his parents, Harold (1995) and Catharine (2007) of St. Catharines, Ontario. He will be sadly missed by his brother, David (Pat) and his sisters, Rosemary (Don Shattuck) and Barbara Young. He was a devoted uncle to Erin Young (Jason Farrell), Heather Young (Rob Timmins), Daniel Shattuck and Archie and Max Moore who will also miss him. He pursued his passion for fishing both as a profession and a hobby. He started guiding at April Point Lodge on Quadra Island in 1982 and continued guiding through the Oak Bay Marine Group at Painters’ Lodge in Campbell River until his death. He had been a lifetime member of the Tyee Club of Campbell River since 2001. Martin was a keen observer of nature from the time he was a small child and saw the world through the eyes of an artist. He loved his family and friends as they loved him.
Please join the family on May 2, from 2-5 p.m. at April Point Lodge, Quadra Island to share in a celebration of Martin’s life. Memorial donations may be made in Martin’s name to assist the conservation activities of the Tyee Club of British Columbia, Box 338 Campbell River, B.C. V9W 5B6 (www.tyeeclub.org) or the Campbell River Salmon Foundation 920 Alder Street, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 2P8 (www.crsalmonfoundation.org) or charity of your choice.