Young, Scott A. 1918-2005

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YOUNG, Scott A. 1918-2005

(Scott Alexander Young)

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born April 14, 1918, in Cypress River, Manitoba, Canada; died June 12, 2005, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Journalist and author. Young, who was the father of popular singer/musician Neil Young, was a columnist and sports editor who also published novels and nonfiction books. He began a journalism career at the Winnipeg Free Press in the late 1930s, moving to Toronto in 1941 to join the Canadian Press news service. Young served in the Canadian Navy during World War II, then returned to the Canadian Press. In 1957, he became a columnist for the Toronto Globe and Mail, and also worked as a sports editor and columnist for the Toronto Telegram from 1969 to 1971. He retired from journalism in 1980. In addition to his reporting career, Young successfully published dozens of books, including nonfiction, thriller novels, and books for children, many of which revolved around hockey. His children's titles include Boy on Defense (1953) and A Boy at the Leafs Camp (1963); among his novels are Face-Off (1971), written with George Robertson, That Old Gang of Mine (1982), and Murder in a Cold Climate (1989). His nonfiction works include We Won't Be Needing You, Al: Stories of Men and Sports (1968), the autobiographical Neil and Me: The Neil Young Story (1984), and Life and Times of Gordon Sinclair (1987).



Globe and Mail Online, (June 13, 2005).