William Terrance (Terry) Young

November 16, 1965 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old

William Young Obituary

William Terrance (Terry) Young
AKA – Chewy & Big T & sometimes just “T”

Terry entered his eternal rest on November 09, 2023, at his home in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
with his wife (Elizabeth “Colleen” Williams) by his side. Terry put up a massive fight for 3 years and 8
months against Cancer. Initially Pancreatic Cancer for a year and a half. Then, he continued his fight when the cancer moved to his lungs, and over the past year, there were indications that it had spread to the brain and bones. He was 57 years old and hoped to reach 58 on Nov. 16, 2023. Thank you to all his doctors and nurses who took such great care of him. Doctor Jaquline Tan of Yellowknife and all on her team,
especially admin. assistant Allison for making all the arrangements for just about everything. Doctors in
Edmonton, Dr. Shapiro, Dr. King, and Dr. Smiley, from the Cross Cancer Institute, and all the nurses at
the U of A Hospital. All the nurses in the Chemo unit in Yellowknife including Bonnie, Claire, Allysa,
Phillipe, Marie, and many more took such great care of him through all his Chemo sessions. Dr.
Leitch and Dr. Mansouri who assessed him on a weekly basis, prepared for every possibility.
Terry was born in the North Sydney Hospital on Nov. 16, 1965, in Cape Breton, NS to Donald and Gertrude.
(Trudy) Young. After spending his childhood in Sydney Mines and graduating from Memorial High
School, Terry moved to Yellowknife and lived with his sister Donna Young and her two young boys.
Gardiner and Sean McCarthy. When Terry joined the aviation world working for NWT Air, he met and fell.
in love with a flight attendant, Colleen Williams. They were committed to each other from the start and
finally tied the knot on July 13, 2013, and have been together for 35 years since 1988.
Later in life, Terry changed career avenues from aviation to the world of trucking he had always wanted.
to try. He managed to have a few jobs driving for Yellowknife companies, Darryl’s Shuttle Services.
(between hotels and airport), Dickson Trucking, Camco Construction, where he had the opportunity to
drive the pilot truck on the NWT Ice Roads. His last job was with Bassett Petroleum, where he was
driving and delivering home heating fuel. He thoroughly enjoyed this work and the people he worked with and certainly, appreciated being home every night.
Thank you to you, Peter Lane (Bassett Boss), and Dean Mandeville for being there for Terry. As well as Marg Hudder & Mike Murphy for visiting when he was in the hospital.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents, and older brother Raymond Young of Hinton Alta., survived by Sue Young & boys Shane and Joey), brothers-in-law; Keith MacLeod and Jim Parsons, sister-in-law Jacqueline Williams (survived by Jeanette Williams) and mother-in-law Roberta (Bobbie) Williams (Fraser).
Left to cherish Terry’s memory is wife, Colleen Williams, sisters Callista Parsons (Young), Debbie
MacLeod, and Donna Young and boys Gardiner and Sean & niece Jeanette Williams. Terry was liked by many, and his true family extended to his friends in Cape Breton and Yellowknife.
Heartfelt Thank-you to Greg Cameron (Spider) for being with us throughout the past 4 years even
through the Covid 19 pandemic. We enjoyed dinner and a movie just about every weekend. It was
amazing how Terry looked forward to and perked up to enjoy the visit.
Terry did not have many hobbies but did enjoy building models. And cherished the Mint models passed.
down by his father. Terry acquired many airplane and helicopter models, including a wood-carving
model airplane of a Dash 7 made for his wife.
Terry and Colleen enjoyed many Road Trips and always looked forward to the next one. In 2005 there
was an unusually funny road trip after a family reunion in Hinton with two vehicles going to Yellowknife.
Terry and brother Ray decided to bring walkie-talkies. There were your usual suspects, like in the

movies: Matriarch, brothers and Wives, sister and new boyfriend and beloved cousin.  There were
several attempts at look-offs to get a photo, but the swarms of giant mosquitoes usually won!!  Throw in
one overnight stay, offbeat family humor, fighting over walkie-talkies and you get the idea!!  It was the
the most hilarious road trip we ever had.
As per Terry’s request, there will be no funeral services.
Aquamation will take place under the direction of the funeral home in Yellowknife, NT.

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