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Memorable Manitobans: William M. “Bill” Young (1927-2013)


Born at Goderich, Ontario on 29 June 1927, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the latter part of the Second World War. He came to Winnipeg in 1957 to work at Birks Jewellers where he became a Certified Gemologist Appraiser with the American Gem Society. He quit the firm in 1981 as Winnipeg Area Manager and started his own jewellery appraisal and retail store which he operated until retirement. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg, St. Charles Country Club, and Manitoba Club (President, 1986). He died at Winnipeg on 26 December 2013.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 January 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 March 2019

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