MWO Douglas Louis Young, CD (Ret’d)

    • MWO Douglas Louis Young, CD (Ret’d)
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    • MWO Douglas Louis Young, CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Master Warrant Officer Douglas Louis Young, CD (Ret’d), peacefully, on 6 July 2020 at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Halifax NS at age 89. Doug was a Korean War veteran with the Royal Canadian Engineers.

    Born in Halifax, Doug enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1948 and served 28 years with the Canadian Military Engineers including 14 months service  in Korea during the Korean War. Other career highlights include a posting to Whitehorse YT and serving as an instructor at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack BC (1966-68). He was Squadron Sergeant Major of 4 Field Squadron in Germany (1968-71) and served with the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa with the Director General Military Engineering Operations (1971-74). Returning to the field, Doug’s last posting in uniform was as Squadron Sergeant Major of 2 Field Squadron in CFB Gagetown NB (1974-76). He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1977 and moved to Halifax where he joined Defence Construction Canada and worked with them for ten years.

    Doug had been a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1963 and was often busy helping their cause. His leadership was of benefit to many.

    No visitation or service by request. Interment will take place at a later date. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home. {khJul2020}