Tom Young

Tom Young

Thomas Alfred Young, 79, of Dunwoody died Sunday, Dec. 2, in his home, after a lengthy illness.

Tom was born in Lady Smith, British Columbia, and grew up in Chemainus. He studied at the University of British Columbia and followed in his father’s footsteps, working for MacMillan Bloedel for 38 years.

Tom married Jacqueline Cole in 1965, and together they had two sons. Tom’s job took the family from Canada to New York, Alabama, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and finally, Georgia, where they have resided since 1978.

Tom is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jackie, their two sons, Marshall, and Miles, daughter-in-law, Kari, and two beloved grandchildren, Clara and Cole, as well as his brother, David, who resides in Victoria, British Columbia.

Tom liked to travel, play golf, watch Alabama football, and keep tabs on the stock market. He could often be found at a local establishment as going out for lunch was his favorite pasttime. Tom will be remembered for his love of family, sharp sense of humor, adventurous spirit, and enjoyment of the good times.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at Saint David’s Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Rd., Roswell, with Anne Elizabeth Swiedler officiating. There will be a reception directly following the service at St. David’s. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Salvation Army, Fur Kids, or Hospice.

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