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Memorable Manitobans: Scott Young (1918-2005)

Journalist, author.

Born at Cypress River on 14 April 1918, he lived with his mother in several prairie towns after his parents separated when he was 13, he began a journalism career as a sportswriter for the Winnipeg Free Press. In 1957 he joined the Toronto Globe and Mail as a sports columnist. He also worked for Maclean’s magazine and the Toronto Telegram. He retired from newspaper work in 1980. He also wrote 45 books, including novels and non-fiction. Father of rock musician Neil Young, he died at Kingston, Ontario on 12 June 2005. He was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.


“Famous author began career at Free Press,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 2005, page D3.

“Illustrious writer a supportive dad,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 2005, page A18.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2015

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