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Don White

March 3, 1942 - June 15, 2014


Don Truman White of Cobble Hill, BC passed away June 15, 2014 after a long struggle with prostate cancer.

Don was born in Vancouver, BC on March 3, 1942 and predeceased by his father Howard Truman and mother Eva Mary. Don met Kathy while attending Chilliwack High and they were married October 2, 1965. Don was with the CIBC for many years before buying into a Victoria business. Don and Kathy moved to Arbutus Ridge in 1991 and retirement golf became his passion.

Don leaves to mourn his passing; his wife of 48 years Kathy, sons Richard (Elaine) and James (Tracey);  his adored grandchildren Michael, Conner, Taylor and Brookelyn; sister Valerie and brothers Ross and Robert.

No service by request. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Dianne and Jim
Relation: friends

Thinking of you and your family Kathy. You all have wonderful memories of husband and father that will, in the future and always, bring a smile to your face.

From: Marjorie & Des Pratt
Relation: friend

We were saddened as so many people were with Don’d death, but it came only after he put up an amazing fight to extend his life.
I didn’t knowDon as well and as long as his many friends but from the first time I met him he impressed me with his enthusiiasm for life in general, for his family, and for his golf. Don had a genuine driving force that I know carried him through his business career, his illness, and that coupled with his determination he improved rapidly with his golfing skills.
With Don’s legacy I know he left the world a better place for all members of his family.
Our best wishes to you Kathy and your family as you enter into the healing process

From: John and Eunie
Relation: neighbor

Wonderful obit. Our thoughts are with you, Kathy, Richard, Jamie and families.

From: Waraksa
Relation: Friends of Ross and Joyce

We send our condolences to the whole family. May you all be comforted by sharing your memories of shared experiences and family stories.
Donna & Rick Waraksa
Calgary, AB

From: Kenn and Alana Pearce
Relation: friend and fellow former Kinsmen

We are saddened by Don’s passing, and send our condolences for your loss. We too will always have our fond memories from knowing Don.

From: Hilda Hamilton and Mychal Westman
Relation: Brother-in-law (Kathy's sister)

Don was many things and his life ended too early – great husband to my sister Kathy, adoring father to Richard & Jamie and their spouses and kids – astute businessman, good friend to many, passionate golfer and sports fan. Always loved my visits to the Island and to the happy and lively White House – will miss Don’s great Caesars. It’s been a long struggle, Kathy, for you & your family but I know Don has left you with many happy memories.

From: Shirley & Don Hval
Relation: Brother-In-Law

Don was such a special brother-in-law to us; kind, caring and so very knowledgeable and wise. Although we are deeply saddened that you are gone, both Don & I will always have fond memories of our great visits along with the many glasses of wine we shared. We know that your memories will be carried on through Kathy, Richard, Jamie and the grandkids.

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