A resident of the St-Viateur Nursing Home in Limoges for the past two years, Basil Young passed away there on Fri., Jan. 30, 2015. He was 71.
Basil was born in Mountain on Dec. 17, 1943 to his parents, Delbert and Lola Young (nee Hummell). As a child, Basil grew up in Winchester Springs where he attended the local public school and Sunday school at Winchester Springs United Church.
As a young man, Basil married Barbara Hunter and they had two children, Brian and Darryl.
Basil worked at different jobs, but the one that interested him most was driving a tractor trailer. Work was important to Basil, and he loved what he did. In his later years, Basil drove for Canada Starch in Cardinal, but heart disease forced him to retire early, which he found very difficult because he loved to drive a transport.
Basil was well known for driving around in his beautiful red Chev truck, which was affectionately known as “the talk of the town.” There was never a mark on it, and it had to be kept perfect. Stickers on the back bumper of the truck revealed his musical loves: George Jones, Johnny Cash, and Elvis.
Basil was very particular about what he ate and how he dressed, and he always took great pride in his appearance.
Basil is survived by his son Brian Young (Judy Winters) of Morrisburg and his sister Jean Kennedy (John) of Winchester. Basil will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Dylan, Kyle, Stephanie and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Darryl, his parents Delbert and Lola Young (nee Hummell), his sister Joyce Scott and his brothers Gary, Wayne, and Roger. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Tues., Feb. 3 from 11 am until time of the funeral service at 1 pm, which was conducted by Rev. Christine Lowson, cremation followed.
Pallbearers were Brian Young, John Kennedy, Dylan Young and Kyle Young. Spring interment of cremated remains will be at New Union Cemetery in Williamsburg.
Donations to Winchester Springs United Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com