Obituary of Allan P. Young
Allan Young (1933 – 2021) Allan was born at Twillingate on May 15, 1933 to Allan Sr. And Mary Young. He began his life work as a taxi driver, then a cook, but spent the major portion of his work life as a carpenter. He worked at Argentia, Corner Brook, Tilt Cove and Gullbridge Mines before finally settling in as a carpenter/maintenance man at the Notre Dame Bay Memorial Hospital, for 25 years. While in Tilt Cove Allan would work 'after hours' as a milkman, salesman for Volkswagon and doing concrete work. He loved working with concrete and contracted work 'after hours' and on weekends until his retirement in 1998.
He dearly loved mummering and the highlight of his life was when "Land and Sea" did a program about mummering , starring Allan as "The Mummer Man". He enjoyed hosting guests at the Hillside B&B and he also enjoyed hosting the lighting of the Fish Fun and Folk Festival sign in his garden.
Allan loved travelling to Florida for vacations and on his return was more than happy so show off his suntan.
After his retirement Allan loved to work in his workshop – especially making lawn chairs and birdhouses.
He was a faithful member of the Twillingate Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years. He was also a member of the Bayview Men's Fellowship and always looked forward to the fellowship meetings and breakfast meals.
In September 2021 Allan moved to the Pleasantview Manor in Lewisporte. He loved living there and participated in all the many activities at the Home. Unfortunately, he only got to enjoy three weeks there before his passing.
He is predeceased by: parents Allan Sr. and Mary Young; wife of 64 years, Marie; sister Olive Janes and brother-in-law Roger Janes. Allan leaves to mourn: daughters Doreen (Dennis) Dalley, Linda (Sean) Murray, and Susan (Jeff) Rooney; grandchildren: John (Dawn) Dalley, Sarah (Larry) Gale, Zack and Hannah Rooney; great-grandchildren: Brooke, Dylan and Brandon; brothers-in-law: John Hamlyn and Wilson Hamlyn; sisters-in-law: Ruth Burton, Geraldine Hamlyn, Alberta Hamlyn, Jean Hawkins, May Young, Shirley LeClerc and Rebecca Hamlyn; close friends: Eileen and Gerald Loveridge, Calvin Waterman, Hoover Brown, and Winston and Wavey Cutler, and a wide circle of nieces, nephews and extended relatives and friends.
In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our families and our community continues to be our highest priority. At this time, there will be a public visitation from the Isles Funeral Home, Twillingate on Sunday evening from 7-9pm. A funeral service by invitation only, will take place from the Central United Church on Monday October 11, 2021 at 11am; with Rev. George Stockley officiating.
Donations in Allan’s honor may be given to the Twillingate Food Bank or the Twillingate Volunteer Fire Department.
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