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July 22, 2018

William Ernest “Ernie” Young of RR 2, Tiverton, died at Kincardine hospital, July 22, 2018, in his 82nd year. Ernie was the beloved husband of Doris (Bradley) Young for 60 years, and the devoted father of Jim (Rose Marie), Bill (Nancy), Brian (Kathryn), all of Tiverton; Roger (Caroline) of Port Elgin; June (Laverne) Walker of Fort MacMurray, Alberta; and Linda Young (Dave Mackereth) of Tiverton. He will be greatly missed his grandchildren: Amy (Andrew) Hallman, Corey Young, Ashley Young, Devon Young (Rachael Stanley), Caitlin Young, Cristina (Colby) Bellan, Brandie (Steve) Bernard, Ryan (Kaitlyn) Young, Samantha (Jon) Hootnick, Jacob Walker, and Dylan Young; and his great grandchildren, Colton and Kensington Bernard, Kaydence and Nash Young, Olivia Hootnick and Eddie Bellan. Also survived by his dear sister, Louie Armour, of Owen Sound; brother, Bill (Zita) Young of Creston, British Columbia; and brother-in-law, Gordon (Lois) Bradley of Kincardine; as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, William and Rosina (Baldwin) Young; his sister, June (Alvin) Filsinger; brother-in-law, Adam Armour; grandson, Aaron Walker; and great-granddaughter, Blayre Bernard. Ernie (100-Per) was born on Guelph Line in Burlington, July 7, 1937. His father worked for Westinghouse in Hamilton. In the early 1950s, they came to a summer home in Inverhuron, later buying a farm on the 2nd Concession of Bruce Township. Ernie took over this farm at a young age, later selling it and moving across the road to Lot G, Concession 2, where he lived for the rest of his life. He and John Taylor were the first two employees hired by Ontario Hydro to slash the bush in preparation for the power line running from Kincardine to Douglas Point. He continued to work for Ontario Hydro at the Bruce Nuclear Plant for more than 30 years, first with Construction and later as Service Maintenance Superintendent. All the while, he continued to farm. Ernie and Doris built a new house on the east corner of Lot G and Ernie continued his farming operation along with son, Bill, and grandson, Devon. He was Past Master of Tiverton Masonic Lodge, an elder of Knox Presbyterian Church in Tiverton, and Bruce Township director on the Federation of Agriculture. Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 2-4 p.m., and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, Thursday, July 26, at 11 a.m., with Rev. David Chang officiating. Interment, Tiverton Cemetery. Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church – Tiverton or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.