Kim Young Obituary, Death – Kim Young was an avid supporter of athletics throughout her entire life, and Athletics Canada is inconsolably saddened to learn of her passing. Young was a champion of the sport for her entire life.
The year 1965 marked the beginning of Young’s career as a coach for the Richmond Kajaks.
Young had previously worked as a teacher and was based in British Columbia. Soon after that, in 1968, he established the British Columbia elementary track and field school championships. This was the first event of its kind in the province. After that, he went on to become the head coach of Team Canada at both the 1979 and 1982 Pan Pacific Games.
During his time as a trainer, Young worked with a wide variety of professional athletes. Some of these athletes include Tinker Robinson, Donna Barker, Heather Donaldson, Lori Ewing, Marjorie Bailey, Anne Mackie-Morelli, and Albin Dukowski. Albin Dukowski is one of the other athletes he represents on his roster. In 2008, the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame honored him for his work as a coach and inducted him into the hall.
“Kim Young has made a lifelong endeavor to improve the opportunities for Canadian youth through his devotion to his calling in education as a teacher, administrator, and coach,” said colleague, 1952 Olympian, and fellow British Columbia Hall of Famer Doug Clement. Clement was speaking about Young’s accomplishments. “Kim Young has made a lifelong endeavor to improve the opportunities for Canadian youth through his devotion to his calling in education as a teacher Young held the positions of Director of Athletics Canada.
President of BC Athletics, and Chair of the Harry Jerome Classic, which is the title of the longest continuously held international meet in Canada. A person who passed away had made an incalculable impact on the development of track and field in Canada over the course of their entire life. The members of Kim’s family and any other loved ones who are close to her are in our thoughts and prayers as we go through this difficult time.