Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

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

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.