About W.G. Young Funeral Home
The W.G. Young Funeral Home was founded by the Young family and opened June 1, 1984 with the philosophy “your wishes tended to in a warm friendly atmosphere”. The funeral home is still owned and operated by the Young family with the same values.
There is now a second generation of the Young family to carry on the tradition of providing meaningful and caring service, along with assisting families in planning and personalizing a dignified service.
At the W. G. Young Funeral Home, our staff are committed to caring and offering our families the utmost professionalism in an ethical and honorable manner.
Managing Funeral Director
Pre-Arrangement & Estate Care Counselor
Funeral Director Assistant
Reception Centre Coordinator
Tree Planting Program
The Everlasting Tribute Tree Planting Program began in 1990 with the planting of a grove of mature trees at Avondale Cemetery. The trees were dedicated as a living memorial for those families who had lost a loved one. In having an annual tree planting program we believe that it helps maintain and enhance the beauty of Stratford. Our funeral home approves each year in which suggested area the trees will be planted. Each tree is fully guaranteed and is properly cared for by the Stratford Parks Board. The trees planted consist of different species that are native to this area. The Everlasting Tribute Program is unique to Stratford. It allows the Stratford Parks Board to have a long term tree program that is privately funded and the size and quality of the trees provide instant beauty and warmth to an area. Our annual memorial and dedication service provides a place for those who have lost a loved one to reflect and remember with other families we have served. This service has become an extension of the funeral process, realizing the need of families to deal with their grief in a healthy and open manner. Our family and staff would like to dedicate the trees to be planted this year as a living memorial to the life that was lived and shared by you and your family.
|1994||Avon River Erosion Control|
|1995||Avon River Erosion Control|
|1998||Tree Replacement at Upper Queens Park|
|2001||Packham Road Complex and Avondale Cemetery|
|2002||Packham Road Complex and Avondale Cemetery|
|2004||Battershall Park, Marsh Pond Park & Packham Rd. Park|
|2005||Devon St. Park & Packham Rd. Park|
|2006||Devon Street Park and Avondale Cemetery|
|2008||Avondale Cemetery and Arboretum (East end of River)|
|2009||Avondale Cemetery and O’Loane Ave. Walk-ways|
|2010||O’Loane Ave. Walk-ways|
|2011||Avondale Cemetery and T.J. Dolan Natural Area|
|2012||McCarthy Road Extension and Park2|
|2013||Storm Damage-Tree Replacement and Revitalization|
|2014||North End of City for Emerald Ash Borer Replacement|
|2015||Natural Area at Avalon Park and Avondale Cemetery|
|2016||Packham Road Soccer Complex and Ash Tree Replacement|
|2017||Avon West Park (Bromberg Subdivision)|