It is with broken hearts and profound sadness that the family of Darren Young of St. Pauls announces his sudden passing on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at the age of 43. 

Darren leaves behind his daughter; cowgirl, dance partner, and love of his life Morgan. 

Beloved Son of Judy and Ed Young, Proudest Grandparents Marie & Robert Brodrecht, Brother of Shannon (Andrew) Hobson and the best Uncle to Zach Hobson and Josh Hobson. 

Nephew of Jeannette Dyer, Rosemary Tanner, Larry (Mary Ellen) Young, Don (Iris) Young, Sharron (Rick) Corlett, Dennis Young and Barb Young and their families.  

Darren was Predeceased by his grandparents Irma & Len Young and Aunt Connie (Wayne) Henrich.  

Darren touched the lives of so many people whether it be his cherished family, dear friends, or business network.

Darren and his sister Shannon played and worked on their Grandparents farm at an early age. They sold cash crop vegetables at the end of the driveway.

Darren got his first pig as a gift and took care of floppy-eared Miss Piggy until she went to market.  That experience was the spark to his successful career dreams as a livestock hauler.  Endless energy and hard work in the early mornings before school, and afterwards stocking Purolator courier trucks, inspired him to quickly get his AZ licence.   Darren did runs to the Toronto courier hub and later he shunted trailers for Rideway, drove truck for Steed Standard Transport, hauled livestock for Luckhardt Transport, and sales for Kenpal. 

In 2017 Darren’s dream of owning his own business came to fruition establishing Young Livestock, combining his love for pigs and driving livestock transport, all the while growing his business with his connections and earning contracts throughout North America. Darren always sought to learn and master every aspect of the trucking and livestock business, with many mentors along the way. 

Darren was very particular of the type of truck he drove and took pride in having one of the best-looking fleets on the road.  Those who have seen his trucks would instantly recognize them by the shiny chrome, wrapped body and lights that lit up the sky.  If you were fortunate enough to meet Darren along the road, he would greet you with a pull of his train horn and ear to ear grin. 

Darren poured his heart and soul into everything he did and was so proud to make Young Livestock what it is today.  He often reminded us that it’s not a job for him, it’s a lifestyle.  As he chased his dream, he never missed an opportunity to thank farmers for feeding our country.  

Darren was not only a loving father, who cherished his family and friends, he was generous, and would offer to help anyone.   He was most loved for his humour, and contagious smile.   

As you think of Darren today, crank up your ‘old” country tunes and enjoy the ride. 10-4

Family and friends are invited to a service for Darren at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Sunday, September 11, at 12:30 pm. The service will be livestreamed and is available below Darren’s obituary on the funeral home website. A celebration of Darren’s life will follow the service at the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Hall, 151 Lorne Avenue East, Stratford from 2-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund for Morgan has been set up.   E-transfers may be sent to  morganyoungtrustfund@gmail.com or the charity of one’s choice through the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are in care of the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St., Stratford. 519-271-7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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