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Peter William Young
November 23, 1931 - July 3, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">Dr. Peter Young <br>Dr. Peter William Young, 84, died peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at home in Ottawa. <br>He leaves his wife of 59 years, Shirley (Bone) Young, and his four children: Kathryn (Bill), Stephen (Brenda), Cynthia, and Laura (Chris). He was a fun-loving and proud grandfather to Nicholas, Thomas, Kathryn, Elizabeth, Michelle, Rachel, James, David and Lia. Son of the late John and Lillian Young, Dr. Young leaves his brother Jim (Carol), sister Joan and late sister Jane (Don) plus many nieces and nephews. <br>Born Nov. 23, 1931 and raised in Toronto, Dr. Young attended St. Andrew’s College (1950) and the University of Toronto, where he graduated from medical school in 1957. He worked as a physician in B.C., and then specialized in ophthalmology in Washington D.C. In Newmarket, Ont., he set up his ophthalmology practice, later moving to Guelph, Harare (Zimbabwe), Lahr (Germany), and Calgary. He was a pioneer in laser retinal surgery and lectured widely. Patients spoke highly of his kind and caring manner. He retired in 1995. <br>Dr. Young enjoyed diverse interests, especially music. He played the piano, saxophone and cello, and enjoyed performing with several bands. <br>A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. at Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Dr., Kanata, ON K2K 2B9, followed by interment in Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte, Ont. Memorial donations to Doctors Without Borders or a charity of choice would be appreciated. <br></div>