Canadian Plastics

In Memoriam: Bill Young

Bill Young, the former associate publisher of Canadian Plastics magazine, passed away on September 4 in Toronto after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. He was 50.

November 1, 2009   Canadian Plastics



Bill Young, the former associate publisher of Canadian Plastics magazine, passed away on September 4 in Toronto after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. He was 50.

A York University graduate with a long and successful career in the world of business magazines, Bill joined the Canadian Plastics staff in 2003, quickly becoming a popular and familiar face to our readers and advertisers, as well as a fixture at plastics industry functions.

Bill was forced to step down from the magazine in the winter of 2008 to focus on cancer treatment.

We hoped that, after beating the disease, he’d be able to return to the magazine — and to the industry that he enjoyed so much — but, sadly, it wasn’t to be.

Bill is survived by wife Rita and daughter Emily, and will be greatly missed by the staff of Canadian Plastics, as well as his many other friends and colleagues.


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