Philip Floyd Young

February 16, 1967January 3, 2021

Young, Philip Floyd – Age 53, of Eskasoni First Nation passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, January 3. Born in Sydney, he was the son of Veronica ‘Flo’ (Phillips) Young and the Late William Frederick Young. Philip was a snow crab fisherman by trade for the past 20 years for Crane Cove Seafoods. He most recently loved his time on the ocean on board the vessel, “Dr Albert and Dr Murdena Marshall.” He enjoyed fishing, blueberry harvesting, sudoku puzzles, watching the news and road trips especially to Malagawatch and Maine, USA. Philip was a loving common-law partner, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and godfather. Besides his mother, he is survived by his common-law wife, Tena Joe; his children, Philip (PJ) Toney, Colton Toney (Janelle), Rebecca Toney, all of Eskasoni, Stella Joe and Holly Joe, living at home and grandchildren Jazlynn & Kailey. Also surviving are his siblings, Frances Young, Herman Young, Barbara Joe (Eddie), James Young (Kelly), Mary Liz Francis, Vivian Paul (Lindsay), Nelson Inkin Young (Sheraine), Frederica Francis (Barry), John Leonard (Juanita), all of Eskasoni and Tuma Young (Nick) of Sydney, aunt Mary Ellen Googoo of Membertou, numerous nieces and nephews, godparents, Stevie John Sylliboy and Mary Ann Stevens, and godchildren Cory Young, Amy Young, Kelvin Cabot Jr & Robert Joe. Besides his father, Philip is predeceased by his siblings Thomas Daniel Young, Victor ‘Biggy’ Young and David Eric Young, brothers-in-law Edgar Francis, Joe T. Joe and Bobby Denny Sr. Due to current COVID restrictions there is no community visitation. A family Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 12, at 10:30 am at Holy Family Parish (100 seat capacity limit) with Father Antolin Asor officiating. Burial to follow in the Parish Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting Funeral arrangements are under the direction T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.


  • Veronica ‘Flo’ (Phillips) Young, Mother
  • William Frederick Young, Father (deceased)
  • Tena Joe, Common Law Wife
  • Philip (PJ) Toney, Son
  • Colton Toney (Janelle), Son
  • Rebecca Toney, Daughter
  • Stella Joe, Daughter
  • Holly Joe, Daughter
  • Jazlynn, Grandchild
  • Kailey, Grandchild
  • Frances Young, Sister
  • Herman Young, Brother
  • Barbara Joe (Eddie), Sister
  • James Young (Kelly), Brother
  • Mary Liz Francis, Sister
  • Vivian Paul (Lindsay), Sister
  • Nelson Inkin Young (Sheraine), Brother
  • Frederica Francis (Barry), Sister
  • John Leonard (Juanita), Brother
  • Tuma Young (Nick), Brother
  • Mary Ellen Googoo, Aunt
  • Stevie John Sylliboy, Godfather
  • Mary Ann Stevens, Godmother
  • Cory Young, Godchild
  • Amy Young, Godchild
  • Kelvin Cabot Jr, Godchild
  • Robert Joe, Godchild
  • Thomas Daniel Young, Brother (deceased)
  • Victor ‘Biggy’ Young, Brother (deceased)
  • David Eric Young, Brother (deceased)
  • Edgar Francis, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Joe T. Joe, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Bobby Denny Sr, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Philip also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.


  • Family Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021


Philip Floyd Young

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