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Robert George Young

Born: Fri., May 20, 1955
Died: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Location: Westview Baptist Church

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Robert “Bob” George Young
May 20, 1955 – November 16, 2019

Robert (‘Bob”) George Young, age 64, died at home in Calgary on Saturday, November 16, 2019.  He was born to George and Vivian Young in Stettler Alberta on May 20, 1955, the oldest of three children.

While completing school in Stettler he also worked part-time, initially with his father’s business and then at the local hardware.  Bob was a member of Stettler Baptist Church serving as organist.  Bob continued his education at Camrose Lutheran College and then transferred to the University of Alberta where he completed the Bachelor of Commerce Degree.  He obtained an articling position with Peat Marwick to complete his Chartered Accountant designation.  As a KPMG partner in Edmonton, Bob also served as the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.  

In 2003, Bob transferred to Toronto with the firm to be a partner in their Department of Professional Practice.  There he enjoyed the pipe organ and choir of Yorkminster Park Baptist on Sunday mornings.  

Retiring from the partnership and returning to Calgary, Bob continued as an Associate with a significant education role nationally, internationally and with the University of Alberta.  Earlier this year, Bob received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta which honored his expertise and dedication to his profession.  

Robert is survived by his mother Vivian Young, sister Nancy Young and brother Bryan Young, all of Calgary.  He was predeceased by his father George in 2000.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at Westview Baptist Church, 1313 Ranchlands Way NW, Calgary with reception to follow.  Interment will be in Stettler at a later date.

Donations are gratefully accepted to the CPA Education Foundation of Alberta in honor of Robert G. Young.

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Gary Brennan
   Posted Thu November 21, 2019
I am very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I met Bob when he was the partner in charge of the external audit of our company, and we continued our business association for many years after that. This past summer, I was honored to attend the ceremony at which Bob received his lifetime achievement award from CPA Alberta. What a wonderful recognition for Bob and it was so well deserved. But, most of all, I will always remember Bob as a kind, thoughtful, and very generous person to all. He was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever known and will be greatly missed by us all. Take care.

Terry Kaufman
   Posted Thu November 21, 2019
Dear Vivian, Nancy, and Brian: I was so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Please know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers over these past days. Bob, and your entire family, have been a treasured part of my heritage and history, a great example of faith and faithfulness. I trust that you will all experience the faithfulness of our God in midst of the shadow of the valley. Death has won no victory, for in Christ death has been turned into a servant and ushering a child of God into his very presence. So you grieve, but not as those who have no hope. May God’s blessing and presence be rich in your lives.

In Christ’s love, Terry and Peggy Kaufman

Mark Rushton
   Posted Thu November 21, 2019
I was very sad to hear of my friends passing. Bob, may you rest in peace. You exemplified all that is good in people and in life. I wish I only knew you more and spent more time with you.

May you enjoy the virtual copies of my OBCA/CBCA consolidated regs in your peace. In my years practicing, you were the only one who cared to read up on the laws that actually governed. You will be missed.

Doug Walls
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
Dear Bryan and family:
I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I know he will be greatly missed by his family as well as by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time.

Doug and At Walls

Sue O'Reilly
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
Bob was a class act, a true gentleman, and most important, a great friend.

Working with Bob was always an enlightening experience and he never hesitated to share his vast knowledge. You never had to ask him for help, he was already rolling up his sleeves. On the personal side, he always indulged my sharing of numerous photos of my dog (first Zoe, now Marley), that he happily shared with his mother. And when he came over for dinner with my husband and I, he was always sure to arrive with a box of Milk-Bones for our furry friend!

His loss will be felt forever. Rest in peace my friend.

Melanie Joseph
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
I was so sad to hear of Bob's passing. I got to know him working with him on a committee for the Accounting Standards Board back in 2008 or 2009 and we continued to cross paths from that point forward. He was one of the smartest men I have ever met. When he talked people listened. I learned a lot from him in all our interactions. My condolences to his entire family.

Daniel Healey
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
My sincere condolences to your family. So very sad to hear of Bob’s passing, but am glad to have been able to re-connect with him a few days earlier and get one last lesson. One of the smartest, kindest and most genuine people I have ever met and a real credit to his family and the profession. No matter how busy, he was always quick to help, and never forgot to ask how my dogs were doing! Proud to have called him my friend.

Rest in peace Bob.

Donna Reierson Arseniuk
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
Please accept my condolences on Bob’s passing. Although I haven’t seen Bob since 1974, I remember him being extremely kind and caring, willing to provide a ride to Camrose Lutheran College and dedicated to his faith, family and intellectual achievements. May God ease your grief and bless you with peace and love.

Mark Walsh
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
I knew Bob as a CICA committee member. He had the unique ability to bring together conceptual and practical aspects of issues and his contributions were always well respected by others and often showed us the way forward. A true gentleman, it was an honour to work with him. My condolences to the family.

Raman Rudrabhatla
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
Bob was not just my performance manager at KPMG but also my guide and mentor. So knowledgeable yet so humble. I learnt so much from him. He was a great friend to all those who knew him. As many have mentioned, he was always ready to help with a smile. A pillar of quiet strength that came from deep expertise in his field and his unshakeable belief in human values. Rest in eternal peace, Bob. You will always be remembered with fondness and gratitude.

Jennifer Horwood
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
I was so saddened to hear the news about Bob’s passing. My deepest condolences Vivian, Bryan and Nancy. I hope, in time, all the special memories will comfort you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

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