Varick "Rick" Maurice Young

August 8, 1964 to October 8, 2017


It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts, our loving family announces the sudden passing of our dear, Rick Young, on October 8th, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, age 53 years. Predeceased by his father Varick, his brother Robert and little sister Sandra. Leaving to mourn his beautiful amazing mother, Frances; his two wonderful children: Ricky and Julie (Greg); sisters: Sharon (Joe), Connie (Jess), Karen (Joe), Donna, Wendy (Rod), Angie (Roland), Cindy (Mike); brother, Les “Jonathan”; long-time partner Bonnie Lewis; step-children: Krista, Chantille and Johnny; step-grandchild, Brady and special little Buddy (Puppy Coby); two uncles: Graham (Joyce) Pitcher and Robert Young; one aunt Evelyn Noftall; special friends: Danny Hartery and Steve Nightingale and friend Bob Price (Deceased); eighteen nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews and a very large circle of family and friends in Newfoundland and Edmonton. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Saturday, October 14th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday, October 15th, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Funeral service will take place on Monday October 16th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from the Anglican Cathedral. Cremation to follow. Inurnment to follow on Tuesday October 17th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guest book, please visit


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Dear Bonnie; I was shocked and saddened to hear of Rick s Passing. As you know I knew Rick as a student and graduate of the former College of Trades and Technology (now College of the North Atlantic) where I was then teaching physics. Rick was an apt student. Being more mature he had a more serious approach and the common sense that is almost a requirement for this subject My heartfelt sympathy to all.

Bonnie, I was so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing . Be assured you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time . Rick was always so nice and friendly towards me and always eager to lend a helping hand . He always had a big bright smile on his face . May he rest in peace . God bless you and your family .

Julie and Ricky I am so sorry for your loss. Be strong for eachother. Our thoughts ad prayers are with you both.

Karen and family ,
I am so sorry to hear of your brothers passing .
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Cathy Styles

Julie, im so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Xo.

We were so sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. We offer our deepest condolences to The family.

Karen , Joe and family
We are so sorry for the loss of your brother You all have our deepest sympathy also you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time .
Barb and Ken Kean

I am stuck for words I am so sorry for your loss please accept my heartfelt condolences to the family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers at this saddened time!

Donna and family
You have my deepest sympathy at the loss of you brother. I know how hard a death of sibling is.Your are in my thoughts and prayers

Connie and family…so sorry for you loss. Heartfelt condolences. To Bonnie may you cherish your memories and you all take it one day at a time..xo

I wish I could come say goodbye to you. I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am to have had the privilege of knowing you and your caring spirit. I will forever remember you and cherish all the memories of your jokes, your smile and the kindness you always showed me. You have left a lasting impression on me that I wont ever forget.
What a wonderful experience it has been to know a man so brave, so caring, special and at times so stubborn 🙂 Goodbye my dear friend, may you rest in peace and may your family and all those who knew you find comfort in the beautiful memories of our time with you.

Rick you were one of a kind . You will always hold a special part in my heart… you were the kindest man I ever met. We had some good times and we will play cards again I promise. I’m really going to miss you and I wish I could make it to your funeral. Prayers and thoughts go out to the family n friends. Rest easy my friend n look over your family through this difficult time

Dear Angie and family,
I am thinking of you and saying prayers for all of you at this very sad time.

May you find strength in each other and cherish the memories you have of Rick. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at the difficult time.