FENLAND: Staff's tribute to dentist killed in plane crash

PUBLISHED: 11:48 05 June 2008 | UPDATED: 08:29 02 June 2010



By LOUISE HUGHES STAFF who worked for Kevin Young, the March dentist killed in a light aircraft crash in Italy, paid tribute to their great boss . He respected us and we respected him, said Ginny Beadle, senior nurse at the Darthill Road Dental Surger


STAFF who worked for Kevin Young, the March dentist killed in a light aircraft crash in Italy, paid tribute to their 'great boss'.

"He respected us and we respected him," said Ginny Beadle, senior nurse at the Darthill Road Dental Surgery.

"Mr Young was also a great friend to us all and I personally would never have given up working for him.

"Everyone here is in shock and our hearts go out to his family at this time."

Mr Young, 54, was among four people taking part in a regatta organised by a fellowship of flying Rotarians when the Tampico single engine plane plunged into a ravine.

Italy's Civil Aviation Authority is now investigating the accident, which happened near the town of Rovereto, in the Veneto area of the country, on Sunday afternoon.

Mr Young leaves his wife Belinda, 44, and two children, Elisha, 11, and nine-year-old Dominic.

An active member of March Rotary Club, Mr Young also enjoyed flying light aircraft.

Mrs Beadle added: "He was such a kind man with a great sense of humour and a great dentist.

"He was hard working and put in all the hours for his family.

"As well as being a Rotarian, Mr Young recently returned from Romania as a volunteer dentist with one of our dental nurses.

"He was based in a remote village for a week and people would travel miles for free dental treatment.

"The conditions weren't great, but they managed to help a lot of people."

Also travelling in the light aircraft were John Ritchie, 81, a former solicitor from Hertfordshire, and Vittorio Rossetti the Italian pilot and his wife Marinella.

All the occupants are believed to have been Rotarians, taking part in a conference in Venice over the weekend, which involved a flight to visit an aeronautical museum in Trento.

March Rotary Club also paid tribute to Mr Young, describing him as a 'friendly and cheerful personality'.

Donald Roberts, secretary of March Rotary Club, said: "Kevin Young, a practising Dentist, was a keen member of the Rotary Club of March and an equally keen participant in Rotary Flying circles.

"He leaves a wife, Belinda and two young children, Elisha and Dominic, to whom we extend our very sincere condolences.

"Kevin was a friendly and cheerful personality who will be sorely missed, not only in Rotary but also by the wider community."

Bill Kalsi, a fellow pilot, added: "He was a close friend and a real gentleman.

"We both enjoyed flying planes and visited Ireland, France and Germany together.

"My thoughts are with his family at this time."

# The following public notice has been published in today's Cambs Times:-

Kevin Young's Dental Practice

It is with deep regret we are publishing this notice announcing the sudden loss of our principal dentist.

MR K YOUNG BDS (Univ. of Otago), Dental Surgeon.

The continuing dental care and health of our clients remains a priority and we wish to reassure those within our care of the intention to continue to provide the professional service encouraged by the late Mr Young.

Enquiries and arrangements for future appointments will be dealt with on our usual contact numbers, please be aware our staff are extremely busy, we thanks you for your patience during this difficult time.

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