Advanced Search:

Regular Search
❮ Go Back to Listings


Born: Jun 14, 1956

Date of Passing: Sep 13, 2020

Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory

Adjust Text Size: A+ A-


It is with profound sadness, we announce the sudden passing of Roger Leonard Young on Sunday, September 13, 2020. He had
always told me that if he had to leave us, he'd want it to be while he was riding, and he got his wish.
He was predeceased by his mother Jean Young; his father Leonard Young and his
sister Dianna Vowels.
He leaves behind his wife of 12 years, Janis Young (a.k.a Pete), his daughter Amber and granddaughter Ella, his son Tyler and granddaughter Hayden and grandson Deacon, his stepson Jakob (Kristina) and grandson Lukas, and his step son Sam (Ronald). He also leaves behind his three sisters, Kathy, Deanna (Gary) and Barbara, and his brother Michael (Sharon) and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Roger was born on June 14, 1956. He
started riding dirt bikes when he was 14 years old, so he'd been riding 50 years, he felt honoured to be able to brag about that. Riding his motorcycle was one of his greatest
passions in life, and he didn't let the weather, or even the snow, stop him! He started a
career in welding when he was 14 years old, and grew to become a master fitter welder. He spent 10 long, hard years up in the Arctic working for Purvis Navcon Shipyards. It was a hard go, but he wouldn't have traded the
experience for anything. He spent the rest of his career as a welder/ fitter/welding
supervisor in a variety of locations throughout Canada.
He was as passionate about his music as he was about his riding. He loved playing in front of a crowd, or around the fire, and he loved sharing his gift with others through his charisma and energy.
Roger impacted many lives in the riding community, the music community, the
tradesmen community, and, of course, in his family circle.
There will not be a service at this time. A celebration of Roger's life will take place in the future.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 26, 2020

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences to Pete and family. Rog was such a great guy! It was an honour to know him. I will never forget our jams at Great Woods Music Festival under our big tent. Each year you both made it so special. Always in our hearts and forever in our memories. Wayne and Sherry Meilleur - Posted by: Wayne and Sherry Meilleur (Friends) on: Oct 15, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Pete, and family during this unbelievably sad time. I am incredibly heartbroken to hear of the untimely passing of your best friend Pete. I grieve with you, my heart hurts for you and goes out to you at this time of darkness. May you and your family find some peace and comfort at this time. Thinking of you.... Vic - Posted by: Victoria (Co-worker to Pete) on: Oct 07, 2020

  • Pete and Family, please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences for your loss. If ever the term “he was one of a kind”, was ever to apply, it was definitely intended for Roger, and especially the word “kind”. His true love was Pete, their family, riding, music, and, and, and, Roger loved life, showed it, lived it to the max, and always had time to help anybody, anywhere, anytime. We were proud and honoured to call Roger a true friend. May his memory be eternal. Jerry & Iryna - Posted by: Jerry & Iryna (Friends) on: Sep 29, 2020

  • I am very sorry to hear the sad news about Roger. I first met him at Indian Motorcycle store here in Winnipeg. I sold him a bike and we always kept in contact after that. Also working with him in the film industry for a short stint. Roger showed up in any weather on his bike BIG SMILE always glad to be riding. He rode all the time. I will miss you Roger! My condolences to the family. Rest in peace! Gary - Posted by: Gary Barringer (Friend) on: Sep 28, 2020

  • I am saddened to hear of Roger's passing. I remember Roger as a very kind and caring person. I can remember seeing Roger often, and spending a lot of time playing together in the old neighborhood. I remember Roger' siblings and parents as very nice people. Kathy is my age and the others were younger than me. To the family, hold on to your memories of the good times and to each other. Rest in peace Roger. - Posted by: Aubrey Settee (friend) on: Sep 27, 2020

  • To Pete and all of Roger's family and close friends. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I met Roger through the motorcycle community many, MANY years ago. I will always remember the twinkle in his eyes, so full of fun and laughter. My prayers go out to all of you for strength through this difficult time. - Posted by: Annette Duguay (Friend) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • I am saddened to hear of Roger's passing. I remember Roger as a kind and generous person. We played together as kids and had a lot of good times in the old neighborhood. To the family, hold onto your memories of the good times and to each other. Rest in peace Roger. - Posted by: Aubrey Settee (friend) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • When you ride with people they become family. Pete, our hearts go out to you during this time. Rest in peace Roger till we ride again. - Posted by: Jim, Bernie and Shelby Small (family friend ) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • My condolences to Pete and family, sorry for your loss - Posted by: Terry (Coworker ) on: Sep 26, 2020

Voyage Funeral Home

Voyage Funeral Home

220 Hespeler (Map)
Ph: 2046683151 | Visit Website

❮ Go Back to Listings