Charles DeYoung
Charles DeYoung
Charles DeYoung

Obituary of Charles Nicolas DeYoung

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With great sadness, we announce the passing of our wonderful father, husband, grampie and great grampie; Charles Nicolas DeYoung of Scotsburn. He passed at home on his own terms, with family by his side. He went with just as much feist and spirit as he lived his life with. Dad married his long-time sweetheart, Lorraine Talbot in 1949. They had 7 children, 8 including their first baby, Carl who passed shortly after birth. He was so very proud of all of his children’s and grandchildren's accomplishments and looked forward to their visits. He had a special place in his heart for granddaughter Darrah, with whom he had a large hand in raising as his own child. They have a special that will never be broken. Dad started driving a truck and working when he was 14. He obtained a special driver’s license to support the war effort. He taught his sons Peter and Timmy to drive and love trucks and was proud to call them the best drivers on the east coast, with a big grin. He went on to have an extensive career in trucking & construction. He worked right up until he was 73, because he loved his work. Not a person who spoke to him escaped one of his stories. He was a gifted talker and story teller. He loved nothing more than an audience. He was a character to say the least! Dad loved his tractor, the outdoors and his children but most of all he loved Mom. They had an agreement that he would sit on the steps in front of the pearly gate and wait for her. I’m sorry Dad, but I hope it’s a long wait. Although he claimed not to like cats, he spent hours holding and petting one of their many cats, he loved his cantankerous Biggie in particular. He called out for her right to end. In his earlier days he was a passionate fisherman, together with his boys. Traditionally, they went on a day-long fishing excursion on Mother’s Day weekend. Mom always joked that it was her gift for them to be gone all day! Dad looked forward to getting out for a drive and an ice cream cone with Teresa in the summers, pointing out different areas of the county he had helped build. He spent many cozy evenings at home, hiding the remote control on Joanne and watching shows together. Dad had many appointments in Halifax and was always delighted to spend the afternoon touring the city with Carol, giving his two cents on all the new high-rise buildings. He fiercely depended on Charlene, believing she could fix, find or create anything--but especially yummy treats like homemade pizza and date squares. Dad adored all of his 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. His most recent great grand baby Kailiah (Kai), was the apple of his eye. He often referred to her as Kiwi or Ikea until he learned her name, thus her nicknames. He looked forward to her overnight visits and her early morning snuggles. He never complained about her tub toys, missing the news for her cartoons or the hot mess on the kitchen floor. Although Dad’s stories have been silenced, they will live on in each and everyone one of us who were touched by them. Because Dad believed in everyone leaving his kitchen table with a full tummy, donations to the local food bank would be welcomed. Due to the current covid conditions Mom has opted for a small family outdoor gathering at date to be determined and will be announced through social media. A lifetime is just a whisper in the Universe, but to family and loved ones it’s the whole world and our world will never be the same without you. Godspeed Dad, we love you. Send us a sign. A celebration of Dad's life Dad loved nothing more than a family get together...except maybe a good story or two! Join us in a family style ,outdoor memorial gathering on September 18th ,2022 at 3878 Scotsburn Road ,from 2:00-4:00. Just bring your best story or memory of him. The story circle starts at 3:00 .We will be sharing some of his favorite foods & drinks

celebration of life

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 18, 2022
3878 Scotsburn Rd
3878 Scotsburn Rd
Scotsburn, Nova Scotia, Canada


Donations in his memory may be made to the local food bank
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Charles DeYoung

1928 - 2022

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