August 5, 1947 – July 9, 2019
Joseph Peter GARY YOUNG of Lac La Hache,BC died of cancer, July 9, 2019.Born in Powell River, BC, August 5,1947.
Predeceased by mother,Madeleine, father, Charlie,brother Don West. Gary leaves behind wife, Maureen Foss, brother Charles (Deb), Wayne and Paul. Gary had one son, Sheldon and granddaughter Sharlie.
Gary was a hunter, fisherman,garden maker, greenhouse builder, and cook. Over his lifetime he was a professional fishing guide at Queen Charlotte/Haida Gwaii Lodges. His guide name was Rambo. He coached minor hockey, was president of minor hockey in Campbell River, ball player, broadcaster, newspaper and magazine writer, and heavy machine operator in Yukon helping build the Dempster Highway. He ran
as an Independent candidate in the 2015 BC election. Gary proudly called himself a Social Avenger.
He loved the Cariboo and his family life there. Gary, Maureen and big dog,Timber drove the back roads enjoying the wildlife and wild country. Over
the years they adopted nine rescue animals. Gary was a bunny hugger, poet, dog trainer, and all-round good man with great intelligence. He was feisty and funny and will be sorely missed!
Gary always had time for kids and animals. He said, give a kid a magnifying glass and the world will dazzle them. If Gary was your friend, you could be no safer.
Arrangements by Thompson Valley Funeral Home, Ashcroft. No service,no flowers by request.
Donations would be welcome at Northern Lights Wildlife Rescue, Smithers And Critter Care Wildlife Rescue, Langley, BC
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