Richard “Slim” Arthur Young

Richard "Slim" Arthur Young

Unexpectedly, on January 28, 2015 after a courageous battle, at the age of 66. Beloved husband, best friend & the love of Sandy’s life. Great friend & loving Father of Jake. Slim will be sadly missed by sister Wendy & nephew Kyle, all of Sandy & Jake’s family (especially his good friend Jean) his snooker & cribbage buddies & his many friends across Canada. Slim lived in Sparwood BC for many years. While there he raised a great deal of money for people in need, including a young girl who needed an operation in order to smile. It was a success. He organized the little league & with his best friend Doug (Cuddles) he also started a men’s league in which he entered a team of teens called “Slim’s Squids”. These boys remained an important part of his life. The newspaper wrote an article titled “Young teaches life skills using sports”. He believed sports & being part of a team was important in keeping kids on the right path in life. After moving to Burnaby BC, Slim spent his Christmas days serving dinners to the homeless. He wanted to make a difference in people’s lives & he more than succeeded. Donations to a Little League organization or any charity that benefits the homeless, would be greatly appreciated. Celebrations of Slim’s life will be held in the near future in Sparwood BC & Brantford ON. Information will be posted. Online condolences may be sent through

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