EDWARD JAMES MICHAEL YOUNG CDR (retired) July 6, 1937 – February 5, 2023 Prepared, aye Prepared It’s with deep unhappiness that the household of Mike Younger mourns his passing on February 4, 2023. He died peacefully whereas on trip in Florida. Predeceased by the love of his life, Carolyn, he’s survived by: his youngsters, Laura It’s with deep unhappiness that the household of Mike Younger mourns his passing on February 4, 2023. He died peacefully whereas on trip in Florida. Predeceased by the love of his life, Carolyn, he’s survived by: his youngsters, Laura (Roberto Gregoris), Douglas, and Catherine Dahl (Howard), Iva Mohapel, his loving fiancée, his grandchildren, Meghan, Neal, Erik, Glen (Gillian Evers), James, Jonathan (Pam), and Robert (Chelsie), six great-grandchildren, and his prolonged household and associates, particularly Juliet Roopnarinesingh and Fred Herrndorf. Of maternal Irish descent, Mike was born in Manchester, England to Bridget and James. His wandering soul led him to the British Service provider Navy the place he circumnavigated the globe 4 occasions by the age of 17. His first glimpse of Canada’s superb West Coast satisfied him that his future lay in defending Canadian waters. By 1959, he had joined the Royal Canadian Navy and was despatched east to Halifax. In 1962, he was arrange on a blind date with the leggy, athletic Carolyn Roberts, a instructor. It was love at first sight they usually loved a blessed union of 40 years. Serving totally on the Atlantic Coast, Mike sailed in RCN minesweepers, submarines, and destroyers. He “stared down the Soviets” via a periscope and in addition with NATO’s Standing Naval Pressure Atlantic through the Chilly Conflict. In 1980, he took command of HMCS Ottawa, was deployed abroad in quite a few NATO workout routines, and confirmed off the Navy’s colors on the 1981 Nice Lakes tour. In 1985, he retired from the Navy, settled in Ottawa, and labored within the personal sector. He absolutely retired in 1997. He continued to journey the world; he and Iva loved cruises and holidays to far-flung locations. He edited a number of Naval publications equivalent to Starshell and Salty Dips and was an energetic member of the Submariners Affiliation of Canada and the Naval Officers Affiliation of Canada. He was a real Renaissance man who learn extensively, tooled together with his devices and ship fashions, BBQed the very best steaks, and wrote “strongly worded” emails. We’re nonetheless absorbing his loss. A non-public household funeral and cremation have already been held. A celebration of life shall be held on the Backyard Chapel of Tubman Funeral Houses, 3440 Richmond Street (between Bayshore and Baseline Rd.) on Friday, April 28 at 1 p.m., with a reception and ‘craic’ to observe. For these unable to attend in particular person, the celebration of shall be livestreamed on Michael’s tribute web page at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com. For many who want to make a donation, the household could be honoured when you supported the Coronary heart and Stroke Basis of Canada or the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund (https://rcnbf.ca/) in Dad’s title. Condolences, tributes, and donations could also be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.
Printed by The Globe and Mail from Feb. 18 to Feb. 22, 2023.