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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.

Sources:

“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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