Raymond Leslie Younger

14 March , 19354 January , 2019
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It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Raymond Leslie Younger in his 84th year on Friday, January 4, 2019. Ray is survived by his loving wife Amy (nee Grandits) of 60 diamond years. Son of the late Ralph and Rose Younger. Loving father of Dean (Kathy), Stephen (Jennifer) and Karen (Brad Merritt) and his cherished grandchildren and partners Jorden (Matt), Samantha, Brendan (Danielle), Eric (Emma), Brady and Olivia. He will also be missed by his sister Shirley Marinelli (pre-deceased by brother-in-law Dino) and loving in-laws Jim and Anne Allen and John Kubay (predeceased by Teresa). Predeceased by sisters/brothers-in-law Frank and Phyllis Grandits and Marie Middlemiss. He will be missed by many loving nephews and nieces. Ray was a dedicated employee of the City of Hamilton (previously the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth) with an impeccable work ethic and perfect attendance for over forty years and retired as Supervisor of Inspectors Engineering Dept. He was a longtime coach/convenor of minor hockey, an avid fisherman, an expert at documentation and a diehard Red Wings and Steelers fan. Ray will forever be remembered as a devoted family man who was loved dearly. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Ave. E., on Wednesday, January 9th from 6-9 p.m. Donations to the Good Shepherd would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Please sign the online Book of Condolences at


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, 9 January , 2019

Raymond Leslie Younger

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Lisa Gabriele

10 January 2019

Our deepest sympathy. Thinking of all of you,
Lisa Gabriele and Lou Cafazzo

Rose % Larry Hall

9 January 2019

Dear Amy and Family Larry and I are so deeply saddened by the loss of this wonderful man.We are so blessed to have met both you and Ray.we will never forget that Awesome smile,and how he always made us laugh. Fly high with the angels dear soul

Don Kenney

9 January 2019

Amy,Dean,Steve and Karen. Our deepest condolences to you all. You are like family to Mary and I. So many great memories of the four of us on trips to the Caribbean Islands, Vegas, and around Brockville and area. Ray had that natural ability to make everyone he met to smile and laugh. Gone but will never be forgotten. All our love, Don and Mary.

Brenda Silva

8 January 2019

Our deepest sympathy at this sad time. I always remember him fondly from my childhood and on. He was a good man and will be dearly missed.
Brenda and Isaac Silva and family

anne and jim allen

8 January 2019

will always remember over 65 years of fun and adventure...especially petes market etc.....will miss you and think of you always

your loving sister in law and your "brother in law" anne and jim

Leah Reynolds

8 January 2019

To Mrs. Younger, Karen, Stephen, Dean and Family,
My heartfelt condolences to you on the passing of Mr. Younger. Thinking of you and wishing you comfort and peace during this sad time.
Leah Reynolds (nee Balcain)

Gary Allen

8 January 2019

Dear Amy, Dean, Karen and Steve (and all the rest of the gang...)

My deepest condolences on the passing of your husband, father, grandfather and all-around everything.

I will always be thankful for knowing Ray, and for all he did for me: A couple of summers working for the city (remember the roadsaw, Steve?); introducing me to Fortino's Italian sausage; having a pool when no one else did (and I think making Mom and Dad get one afterwards!); teaching me how to bait a fishing hook (on Lake Nipissing); and helping me figure out how to have a good time.

My thoughts are with you all at this time, and always remember the way Ray will be remembered by those who knew and loved him...


Famous Ray-isms

8 January 2019

“Short arms, deep pockets”
“Are you lookin’ at me? ‘Cuz I’m looking at you”
"Are ya goin' to the show? 'Cuz you're picking your seat"
“Four cents short of a nickel”
"Down on oil"
“Measure twice, cut once”
“Are ya happy?
“Am I talkin’ to the wall?”
“Fn’ A!”
“Getter done, bye”
“Who’s on first?”
“Can I get you a beer?”
“Dusty roads”
“Gotta ring its neck”
“It’s had the biscuit”
“Gotta take a leak”
“You’re goin’ down”
“If it takes one week to walk two weeks, how many oranges in a bushel of apples?”
“Okay, Dear”

We love you and will miss you always Ray, Dad, and grandpa xoxo

“Night all”

JOSEPH & Jennifer Stipsits

7 January 2019

Ray was the person to light up a room with his contagious smile.
A party was always more fun if Ray was there. He loved his family and friends and he never hesitated to tell them so. Ray will be missed by so many but his memory live on in our hearts forever.
Amy and family you are in our thoughts and prayers.
In deepest sympathy
Joe and Jennifer

Bill & Donna Balan

7 January 2019

Ray will be greatly missed at Donut Diner for the morning coffee. Our Sincere Condolences to the Younger family. RIP.