In Memory of

Darren

Young

Obituary for Darren Young

Darren Young

December 19, 1961 – November 24, 2023

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Darren Young on November 24, 2023.

Devoted husband to Karen, his wife of 37 years and beloved father to Mackenzie. Predeceased by his mother Sally and survived by his father Dan and brother Chris (Tina). He will be deeply missed by his many nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends.

Darren will forever be remembered for his boisterous laugh, enthusiastic dance moves, his easy-going nature and glass half full attitude. He was a true sports fanatic. A gifted athlete, coach, and fan. He was selected by the Canadian Soccer Association to play on the National Youth Team; a knee injury sidelined him in Europe but his passion for the sport kept him on the playing fields well into his 50’s. Darren was particularly proud to have had the opportunity to coach his son’s soccer and hockey teams. Later, he would run into one of the young men in the neighbourhood and his face would light up as they called out “Hey Coach!”

His career in the charter bus industry, most recently as President of International Stage Lines, spanned more than 30 years. His integrity, mentorship and dedication forged many long-lasting relationships with both colleagues and the tourism community.

A recent house move to Lonsdale Quay was a bucket list wish come true. Sitting on the balcony watching the unparalleled city, harbour and mountain views, listening to loud 70’s rock was his idea of Heaven.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday January 6, 2024 at 1pm at the Stanley Park Pavilion, 610 Pipeline Rd Vancouver.