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Young, Bruce Gregory

In loving memory of Bruce Gregory Young, 68 years who passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Beloved son of the late Ian and Gwyndolyne (Sowden) Young. Beloved brother of Darcy Young of Sudbury. Bruce was an interior designer by trade (AIBD) and was the owner of “By Design” studio. As per his request there will be no visitation or service.

8 Condolences

  1. My Dear Friend

    It is over 40 years since we first met and my world is a different place without you. We have been through many things together and you have often been my rock. You’ve held me in the ’70’s when I got a long distance call to say my father had died; loving tended to me when I had a severe case of the flu; shared laughs as our cats tumbled and played on catnip (despite your being allergic to cats!), supported me after my marriage breakup; and even shingled my roof. We’ve done crossword puzzles together, cooked, danced, watched sunsets and sunrises, planted gardens, hosted parties and shared wonderful quiet times. Time and distance made no difference in our friendship.

    I will miss getting birthday cards at Christmas for my birthday in May, Christmas cards at Easter, letters that took you 4 months to write and another 2 to mail and sometimes all 3 items at once …
    but most of all I will simply miss the wonderful you.


    Posted by:Twila Niemi
    May 13, 2016
  2. Dearest Bruce,
    I can hardly believe it, that you aren’t here anymore, your larger than life personality your wonderful dancing, so many fantastic times we had in London, college; you were my dear friend and I will miss your spirit, you were such fun, we had a great time, I still wear your name in honour of you.
    May we meet again one day.
    your friend / wife
    rest in peace dear Bruce but don’t stop dancing
    Love Dominie

    Posted by:Dominie Young
    May 6, 2016
  3. I first met Bruce when I wandered into his design shop on Durham Street. I never imagined that this chance encounter would be life changing. Bruce was a private person…but those who were fortunate enough to be his friend, we are all better people for having know him. Bruce was an amazing designer, which many have mentioned, but he was also an amazing cook, loved his cats and loved to entertain in small intimate settings. He left a impression with everyone he met. He taught me to slow down, and appreciate the small things in life. For that I am internally grateful. May you be at peace…old friend.


    Posted by:Karyn makela
    May 6, 2016
  4. Bruce, despite our design/build disagreements, you were always correct in your assessments. Your kindness in feeding lunch to our children between their YMCA lessons will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace knowing that you did make a difference.

    Posted by:Ken
    May 6, 2016
  5. Dear Bruce, you were a very special and talented designer and I feel privileged to have known you. You helped to set me on a course of outstanding home renovations. Your ideas and suggestions were unique and practical and always suited the style of my home. You will be missed by many. Heaven has a new, very stylish, Angel in you!

    Posted by:Alda
    May 5, 2016
  6. Bruce designed an open air porch, deck and privacy fence for us which we enjoyed for many years. The end result was nothing short of fantastic and in keeping with the age of the house. It was a very painless experience for us and we learned after the fact that Bruce cushioned us from the stress of dealing with a builder that liked to take short cuts and do things his way. Bruce was an extremely talented designed who worked in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver only to return to his home town of Sudbury to help his ailing mother. Thank you Bruce for your friendship and for correcting our grammar when it wasn’t up to your standards.

    Posted by:Hulio
    May 5, 2016
  7. I was shocked and saddened by your passing my friend. I’ll truly miss your visits to the branch, your spirited wave hello from your chair in the sun and our regular meetings at one of our favorite stores. You never failed to put a smile on my face and touched my heart.
    Rest in peace gentle soul, you won’t be forgotten.

    Posted by:Jessica
    May 5, 2016
  8. Good bye my friend. Your quick wit and sense of humor surpassed anyone I have ever known. You were certainly one of a kind and that`s what made you so special. You were loved by more people than you may have realized. Your European training was apparent through your incredible perspective drawings and your ability to create and design interior and exterior spaces. Thank you for all that you taught me over the years. We will see you on the other side Bruce. Keep your architectural books handy! May you rest in peace.

    Posted by:Janetta
    May 4, 2016

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