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YOUNG, J. Christopher



Born November 5, 1959, in Thorold, Ontario, passed away on February 22, 2023

Loving husband to his wife of 33 years, Dorrez and devoted father to his two sons, Joshua and Morgan. He is also survived by his sister, Patricia. All of whom love and miss him so much.

The true magnitude of Christopher’s impact on our community and on the people he loved is difficult to capture in words. Throughout a distinguished legal career that spanned over 30 years of dedicated service, Christopher helped so many people through some of their most challenging days.

He was admired for his incredible work ethic, with his peers often commenting that he was actually two lawyers crammed into one, and for being a gifted and creative problem-solver. But Christopher’s greatest gift was his ability to connect with people and to make them feel like they had someone in their corner. He was a true professional who worked tirelessly for those that placed their trust in him. He genuinely loved his work and those he worked with, especially his staff, who gave so much of their time and energy to support him.

Christopher will be remembered by his friends and family as a generous and caring man who had a knack for lighting up the room with his sense of humour, quick wit, and disarming smile. He was also a gifted storyteller and at large gatherings, when there was a buzz of activity and perhaps a rum and coke or two consumed, he could be found huddled amongst friends, enthusiastically reminiscing on past trips or misadventures with a smile beaming from ear to ear, while those listening were buckling over and roaring with laughter. This is how he will be remembered by so many who loved him.

A visitation will be held at BOCCHINFUSO FUNERAL HOME, 2 Regent Street, Thorold on Friday, March 3, 2023 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. A funeral is to be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada or the YMCA in Christopher’s name. Online condolences may be left at

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