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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
September 28, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Faculty pays tribute to alumna

The Faculty of Social Work paid tribute to Lynda Young at the Social Work Week luncheon on March 7, 2011. Lynda lost her battle to H1N1 complications on February 2, 2011 at the London University Hospital. She fell ill while in Mexico on vacation. She was born June 22, 1960 in Dublin, Ireland and  lived in Canada for 20 years. She was mother to five daughters; Beverley Dunne, Melissa Dunne, Hazel Dunne, Sorcha Dunne and Naoise Dunne and a devoted partner of 13 years to Su Lyttle. Lynda was well known for her compassion, caring and her infectious laugh. She was the Clinical Manager for the Family Counselling Centre of Brant and also had her own private practice, Celtic Counselling Services, in Woodstock. Lynda was a Psychotherapist, Master Hypnotherapist, EMDR & NLP Practitioner and had a Bachelor of Arts Honours SDS degree and MSW. She graduated from the Faculty of Social Work in 2006. She had a wide circle of friends, co-workers and clients and will be missed by many in Canada and Ireland. “She was an outstanding student in our MSW program. She had a strong commitment to social justice concerns, LGBTQ issues and holistic practices” said Peter Dunn, Associate Professor with the Faculty of Social Work. Peter presented Lynda’s family with a certificate recognizing her exceptional contributions to the field of social work.