Robert James Young

July 20, 2016 12 Condolences Print Obituary

In Loving Memory of Robert James Young

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother and Friend at 70 years of age. Bob was born in Peterborough, Ontario in 1946. At the young age of 19 he met the love of his life Sharon Felstead. They were married in 1965 and a few years later traveled out west and made their home in Leduc, Alberta. Later in their marriage they moved into the city of Edmonton where he lived his final years surrounded by his wife, loving children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Sharon; son James (Deborah), his son Michael (Dawn), his son Aaron and his daughter Brandi; grandchildren Shayla, Kathrine, Erin, Sage and Baylee; great granddaughter Finula, great grandson Nathan; and his sister Barbara Porter (Kenneth). He is pre-deceased by his mother Cora, father James and brothers Beverly and Russell.

He will be remembered as hardworking, honest and loyal to a fault amongst his friends and past colleagues, as a dedicated and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is also remembered for his light hearted nature and that he always had a smile and joke to lighten the mood and bring a smile. He lived his life with strength of character and devotion to his faith as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  He was the absolute best example of what every father and husband should strive to be, full of unconditional love and support for his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Revelation 21: 3, 4 – “...and death will be no more”

Memorial Service
3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
19th Avenue and 111 Street, Edmonton

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.

  1. To the family of Bob
    I lost one of my best friends and brother in law of 51 years and a work mate of 16 years. I am feeling a real hole in my being and I know that the hole in your lives is even greater. We all will miss him greatly and look forward to the time when we will see him again in the Paradise that God promised from the beginning.
    All our love
    Linda and Family

  2. I knew Bob well when he still lived in MIllbrook, i am very sorry for your loss..

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family his name was just mentioned the other day…

    The Tinney Family

  3. Bob was an amazing man he always new how to bring a smile to my face. He will be greatly missed! Our condolences so sorry for your loss.

  4. We miss you dearly Uncle Bob. Our thoughts are with Aunt Sharon and his family and friends.

    Deborah-Lynn, Dave & Alexander Vitale

  5. Ever since we were dating and later got married, Bob and Sharon were always the epitome and perfect example of true, loyal and self-sacrificing love. Bob is one of the kindest, sweetest and most giving man we have ever met and we cannot wait for him to wake up from his restful sleep and be reunited with his beloved Sharon and all of his family along with his dear friends. I know we will all be yearning for that day!
    Our sincerest condolences and love to the family and to our dear friend Sharon.

  6. Hi,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s untimely passing. I knew him as a teenager, and see that he certainly grew up to be a handsome man. My thoughts are with you. Hugs, Judy

  7. To the Young Family
    My heart aches for what the family is going thru at this time. My prayers have you all included to give you the strength to get thru this and to remember the promised hope of the resurrection that our loving Father Jehovah has given to us. We know Jehovah’s heart is aching for all of you as well because he never likes to see his children sad and in mourning. He is watching over you and has his arms wrapped tightly around you to comfort you.
    Agape Love

  8. Dear Brandi and Family,
    My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time- there is nothing I can say that will make your sorrow any less- only that you are loved and that many of us send out a warm embrace to comfort you for a moment.
    Take good care of one another,
    In sympathy and friendship,
    Christine

  9. Dear Sharon & family
    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    It seems like just yesterday that we first had the privilege of getting to know you
    and Bob. We were so happy to help you both to get to know our Grand Creator
    Jehovah. We were delighted when you and Bob dedicated your lives to serve
    Him. Since then what a fine record Bob and you have made in serving Jehovah.
    Now Bob sleeps in God’s memory and soon we can welcome him back to his
    loving family and friends.
    Please remember Jehovah’s promise in Isaiah 41:10 …Jehovah will really help you
    get through this…rely on Him totally!
    We pray Jehovah will help you cope!
    Much warm love

  10. I have known Bob all my life. My parents raised all of us with Bob and Sharon and the family. I always viewed Bob as my second father and growing up he really was that. I will never forget all the memories our family shared and how fortunate we were to spend so much time together as families. My Dad regarded him as a hard working co worker for many years, a faithful brother serving Jehovah alongside him and above all he viewed him as a life long best friend. My mom used to get a kick out of all Bobs jokes and I can still picture them playing cards and drinking whiskey and my mom giggling away. I can’t wait to see the two of them again and think of the joy they will have to see each other again. I cant wait until they can resume that card game in the new system! I look forward to that day with everything I have and its that hope that will keep us going forward until the very near time that is coming. “Just a little while longer.” Until that day comes knowmthatnyounare in our prayers. Keep on trusting in Jehovah and he will comfort you and help you to endure until the end! Love you all so much.

  11. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Bob’s family and friends.
    We only met Bob a couple of times and very briefly. We would like to have had the opportunity to get to know him.
    But our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

  12. Dearest Brandi and family,
    Deepest condolences on the sad loss of your beloved dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We long for the time when Jehovah will call (Job 14:15) and reunite Bob with his loved ones.

    Isa 25:8 – He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.

    Sending much love to you from the other side of the world from Josh and Gen xxxx

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