White; Harry William “Bill”


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Harry William “Bill” White, 89, of Mersey Point, Queens County, are grieving their loss and celebrating his life. Bill passed away peacefully at the Veteran’s Unit of  Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital, in Lunenburg surrounded by love.

Born in Black Point, Halifax County, he was the son of the late Harry and Lena (Finch) White. Bill retired in 1985 from the Bowater Mersey Paper Company, Electrical Dept., after 33 years of service.

A proud veteran, he served overseas in the Canadian Army during WWII and participated in the Liberation of Holland. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #38, the Veteran’s Club and the Royal Canadian Signal Association.

As a dedicated volunteer, Bill received several recognition awards including Long Service Awards from the Mersey Point Community Association and the Reg Cohoon Memorial Award from the Liverpool Baseball Club. Bill was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who asked. How many of you reading this had Billy White in their home to fix something.

He was a devoted husband, loving and patient father and a beloved grandfather. He took great pride in his large family, teaching many to play his favorite games of dominos and cribbage always giving them more than a fair chance of winning. His children and grandchildren adored him. How many times did he hear Dad take me fishing? Grampy take us for a walk to the shore? Grampy take us for a tractor ride? Bill enjoyed walking the trails around Liverpool, especially Pine Grove Park as well as his strolls to the shore to reflect on the many blessings that life had given him.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marjorie (Frelick); five sons, two daughters, sixteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Dennis and Liz, Moose Harbour, David and Virginia, Liverpool, Rosalie and Phillip Croft, Rothesay, N.B., Bruce and Charlene, of Mersey Point, Donald and Diane, of Moose Harbour, Sherman and Bev, of Wellington, and Carol and Laurie Culhane, of Brampton, Ont.; sisters Hilda Proctor, of South Haven, Vera Oliver, of Milton along with many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers George, Bernie; sisters Alice, Irene and Doris.


A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, followed by a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #38, Liverpool. An Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation or to Zion United Church, Liverpool.

Our family would like to thank the staff of the Queens General Hospital and Lunenburg Veteran’s Unit for their compassion and care during Dad’s illness. A special thank you to all our friends who have shown their thoughtfulness and concern for us all during this past year.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com


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  1. Don and Vi Mackenzie

    Our condolences to all the family on the loss of your father.

    It is obvious that he was a great influence on you all, and you can enjoy memories built over many years.

    Will be thinking of you and you are in our prayers at this time of sorrow.

    Don and Vi.

  2. Deborah Benoy & Marie Beyea

    Kelly, Mom and I wish you and your family were not having to grieve your grandfather’s passing so soon. Eventually the sorrow will pass and you will be able to share and enjoy those many happy memories with each other. Little Brooklyn too will wonder …. Hug each other a lot .
    While we never had the privilege to meet your grandfather you spoke of your grandparents often , your love shone and the way you helped while caring for my mother exemplified the love your family has for each other. This will help you all, through this sad time.
    Sending truly warm thoughts to you and your family.
    Deb & Marie

  3. Janet and George Fletcher

    We were sorry to hear about Bill. Once I met Bill it was like I had known him all my life. He was at our house a couple of times over the years to help us out. A nicer man you will never find.

  4. Donnie and Joanne Uhlman

    We’re very sad to hear of Bill’s passing. The obituary says it all- he was a fine, kind and generous gentleman. Our condolances to all of Bill’s family and friends.

  5. rod thistle

    Rest in Peace Uncle Bill. You were truly an inspiration. Our sincere condolences to the whole family.
    Love Rod, Anita, Ryan and Amber

  6. paula scobey

    i was so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.
    He was a wonderful man and kind hearted.when ever i saw him he had a smile and say how are you getting along with your little one(samantha).When ever he talked about his grandkids or kids in general you could the love in his eyes for all of them.He will be sadly miss.All of the family are in my thoughs and prayers….

  7. Linda and Michael Wile

    I felt a deep sadness when I learned of the passing of Mr. White. The obituary was wonderful and it did say it all. Sincere condolences to the whole family. Mr. White will be missed by many people.

  8. Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth

    Our sincere condolences to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. I’ll always remember the stories my Father used to tell about their times at the Mill.

  9. Laurie Culhane

    It is with a saddened heart that I send my deepest condolences to Majorie and the whole White family at this time. Bill always showed me the utmost kindness and respect that will be missed but never forgotten. My thoughts are with you, even though I am not. Love Laurie

  10. Reid and Patti Emenau

    Dear Marjorie and family,

    We were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. As a child growing up in Mersey Point I will always remember him as a person who was so kind and caring to everyone. He loved his family and it was evident when he spoke of them all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerest Sympathy, Patti and Reid

  11. Boomie and Brenda Whynot

    Dear Marjorie and all the family,

    Our deepest condolenses to all of you.Bill was a man who always had a smile on his face and uaually a joke to tell.He will certainly be missed by many.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Boomie and Brenda

  12. Debbie& William O sborne

    I’m so sorry to hear of U ncle Bill’s passing,my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. Debbie Osborne( smith) chester and annie’s daughter

  13. Helen Wentzell, Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp

    Our deepest sympathy to all the White family in the loss of a great man. He was very nice neighbour to Helen and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  14. Mike Ozon

    To Marjorie and family:

    Please accept my condolance of the passing of Bill. He was a great person and will be missed by not only his family but by many in the community. The community has lost an icon. Bill always had a smile and would tell a smiley joke to make a person feel good.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and may you trust in God to guide you through this time of sorrow.

    Blessings and prayers to the family:


  15. Blair C. Smith

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Bill. I have known Bill most of my life with ties to the Liverpool Baseball Club and my father C.Murray Smith.He and Bill were friends and both put in alot of volunteer time with the Mersey Athletic Club and the Liverpool Baseball Club.. He was one of the 3 builders of the new field in Liverpool along with C.Murray Smith and Ron Lawson.
    I would listen to Bill at the ballfield tell me stories of when he was in the army, driving the general’s around and was he ever proud! 12pm came, and he had to go home for dinner. I have had so many good memories of bill, a true friend will be missed.

  16. Gayle, David & Horace Chatterton

    Aunt Marge and the whole family:
    You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The obituary and video tribute are awesome – thank you for sharing treasured memories that enhance our own of Uncle Bill.
    With Love & Sympathy,
    Gayle, David & Horace

  17. Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett

    We send our heartfelt condolences to all of the family. We are very sorry that you have lost a great man. Remember all the wonderful times you all had together. Sincerely, Curtis & Linda Maillett.

  18. sue crew

    My thoughts are with all the family right now. It is a sad time. My memories of Uncle Billy were he was a loving, thoughtful, kind man. I remember telling my Dad (Norm) when I was little, that I had Giants for Uncles as Uncle Billy & Uncle Bernie were so tall compared to Dad who was 5’6! Love you’s and miss you all<3

    Love Sue Crew

  19. Barb and Brian Fralic

    Marjorie and Family,
    Sorry for your lost. Always enjoyed my chats with Bill when he came into Pharmachoice. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Barb and Brian

  20. Shirley & Paul Shot

    To the White family: Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all. Bill will always be remembered by his community and friends as a loving husband, father and grand-father. His devotion in making everyone’s lives fuller will always be remembered. God Bless.
    Shirley & Paul

  21. Nancy Anthony

    Marjorie and family. My sincere sympathy in the passing of Bill. he will always have a special place in my memory as a person who was kind and thoughtful. I know he will be greatly missed . Nancy

  22. Margo & Borden Hanley

    To all the White family: Our sincerely sympathy on the passing of Bill. He surely will be missed by such a large family and his loving community. Our prayers are with you all at this sad time.
    Margo & Borden

  23. Valerie Rhyno

    Donald and family.
    I only met your Dad a few times at the flea market but he seemed like such a kind,
    gentle soul. John and I send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your treasured Father.
    Valerie and John

  24. Lawrence & Brenda Boutilier

    To the White Family
    We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Bill White to our community. He will be truly be missed by everyone that knew him. Bill was a true gentleman in every aspect. We will miss seeing and talking to Biil on his daily walks.
    Bill White will always be a part the of history of Mersey Point.
    Lawrence & Brenda Boutilier

  25. Pat & Gerald Hartlen

    Aunt Marjorie & family, thinking of you all at this sad time. Uncle Bill was truly a great person & loved. We will greatly miss him. Have many treasured memories of him. Deepest Sympathy.

    Love Pat & Gerald

  26. Manson & Nancy White

    Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Deepest sympathy to all of his family. Bill was a well-liked gentleman and respected by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Keep the memories close to your heart. Love to all.

  27. Anna-Stell and Jordan Vaughn

    Dear Rose, Phillip and Family,
    Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you. May precious memories comfort you.
    Anna-Stell and Jordan

  28. John & Karen Henley

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all, he was a wonderful man and you have so many memories to keep close to you.

  29. Dave & Jewell Killam

    Dennis and Liz and Family
    Sorry to hear about you father. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Dave & Jewell

  30. Ray & Judy Dawson

    Aunt Marjorie and Family,
    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Uncle Bill was a hardworking and kind man. Loved by all. We are thankful for the treasured memories he has given us over the years.
    Our deepest sympathy to all.

    Love Ray & Judy

  31. Joanne Allan

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Carol and her entire family for the loss of your father


  32. Barry & Connie Cole

    Dennis & Family:
    Our deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. years back when i worked in the mill ( Bowater) i met your father and my father Marks worked with him. he was a great guy, keep all your good memories in your hearts always
    Barry & connie Cole

  33. Lee and Debbie Frelick

    Aunt Marjorie and family:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of Uncle Bill.All of our family remember him as a dedicated family man and hard worker. Also as a good example to the youth and community.Your home was always a welcome and friendly place for family and friends of all ages.Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to all at this time.

    love , Lee and Debbie

  34. Sally & Robert Fader

    Dear Marjorie & all the White family:

    We would like to offer our condolences to you all. Bill was a wonderful person, kind and gentle. I always enjoyed talking to him whenever we met. He and my Dad worked at the Mersey Mill as electricians for many years and he always mentioned Dad when we chatted. The video was so nice and I can see that he really enjoyed his grandchildren. I once read, “Dearer than our children are the children of our children”. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  35. Elaline and Cliff O'Neill

    Carol we’re so sorry to hear of the passing of your father . Our thoughts and prayers ae with you and your family .

  36. Brian & Linda Crew

    Our deepest sympathy to aunt Marjorie and famiily. Family meant everything to Uncle Bill. He would always make you feel welcomed in his home and made sure you enjoyed your stay. He will be greatly missed.

  37. Allan & Schelene MacInnis

    Marjorie and Family,
    Our condolences to you during this time. Bill’s devotion to his family was absolute and forever evident in the photo’s celebrating his life. He truly was a special person.

  38. David & JUdy Whynott

    We would like to pass our condolunces to Bills Family with much sasddness. In 1973 when we moved to mersey point Bill was the first one to knock on our door to give us a membership.He helped me for the last forty years I have been involved and his advise to all he knew was always wise with lots of friendship. Bill truly was the pillar of the community which makes us all proud to have known him.
    Our blessings are with the family at this sad time.

  39. Phaedra and Jamie Huskins

    We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  40. Christine Evans-Rose

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family, may you embrace your memories that you will forever have. God Bless

  41. The Raynard Family

    Dear Marjorie and family:

    Our familly is so very saddened that Bill has passed away. He was truly a fine gentleman. We remember well how kind Bill was to our family when dad was in his last days. Bill would quietly sit by his bedside and hold his hand, giving his support and love, in great time of need. Bill seemed to know what was needed without ever being asked. Our community, along with all of you, will surely grieve the loss of your dear Bill.

    As none of us are able to be with you at this time, please know you are in our hearts and in our prayers. God Bless.

    with our deepest sympathies,

    Norm & Elaine Raynard & family – Barrie, ON
    Gail & Dave Goulden – The Villages, FL
    Deborah & Howard Siegel & family – Hantsport, NS
    Kelly & Brian Zaza & family – Winter Garden, FL

  42. Larry Sampson

    Sherman, sorry for your loss. Hard to find the right words during these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God Bless

    Larry and Jackie Sampson

  43. Your Friends at 3G Packaging

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Your 3G Family

  44. Pat Cochrane

    Donald, and family. This is a sad time for all of you. I remember your lovely father very well. He was always so friendly and such a gentleman. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Pat

  45. Gary and Donna Jollimore

    Sincere sympathy in the passing of your Father to the White Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Take care of each other.

  46. Jamel & Rhonda Perry and Catherine MacEachern

    Dear Marjorie;

    Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing; he will be missed at the Bingo and 45 games where I know him best from. Please accept our sincere condolences at this most difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  47. Victor and Wanda Matthews

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family,
    God Bless

  48. Norm Amiralt

    Bill Whites life was lesson to all of us. He served his country with valour and courage, he served his community as a volunteer with commitment and pride, and he served his family with endless kindness, love, and generosity of spirit.

    I consider myself fortunate for having known Bill and while the loss to you all is so difficult, I hope you will be comforted somewhat knowing our community, and all who knew him, were enriched by Bill’s life.

    Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Norm Amirault

  49. Krista Elms

    Dear Sherman and family,
    So Sorry for your loss you have my deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  50. Rick Kempton

    We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the White family.

    I have many fond memories of rabbit hunting with my Dad, Ledo, Al Stewart and Bill. Bill was a fine gentleman.

  51. George & Carolyn

    Sending our sincere sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  52. Vicki and Stephen Amirault

    To the White Family- Our deepest sympathy to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  53. Peggy and Richard Hatt

    To the White family .
    Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved husband and father …

  54. Chris & Tina Whynott

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the White family at this difficult time for you all. Having been raised in Mersey Point I know that this man was very involved with the community and took much pride in doing so.Again our thoughts are with you all.

  55. Jim Borden, Carolyn, Eleanor and families

    Dear Rose and Phil and family,

    Rose, we were sorry to learn of the passing of your father, Bill.

    Dad recalled meeting your parents and said what a friendly and pleasant person your father was.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family at this time.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Jim Borden, Carolyn and Eleanor and families

  56. Robert & Christine Russell (Kennedy)

    I had the pleasure of meeting Bill at one of the many yard sales at their house when my sister and I would tag along with our nan Thelma Young. He reminded me of my own Papa (David Kennedy). He will be missed by everyone that knew him. my thoughts go out to all of the family.

  57. Sheldon Foote

    With deepest condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, God bless.

  58. Todd, Darcy Shewchuk and family of Winnipeg, MB

    We are saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. As the grandson of the late William and Emily Finch (and son of Lillian) all of Winnipeg, please accept our condolences, thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow.

  59. Lillian Shewchuk (nee Finch) of Winnipeg

    Love and condolences to you all. I’m sorry to hear of the loss of my cousin Bill. God Bless.

  60. Sandra Smith Muir

    Aunt Marjorie and family,

    We are thinking of you and sending our sincere sympathy. We will always remember Uncle Bill as a good man who was great fun. Dad really appreciated their chats during Uncle Bill’s many visits to Northwood.

    With love and sympathy,
    Sandra, Brian & Alex Muir and Chester Smith

  61. Tim and Becky Mckinnon

    David and Donald and family, Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with all of you. May the memories of your Father bring you comfort.

  62. Dawson family

    On behalf of the Dawson Family our deepest condolences to the White family in this difficult and sad time. our memories of Bill will be charished and never fade in any of us.

  63. Alta Mason

    Dear Marjorie and family,
    Bill was a true GENTLE man and will be sadly missed by many. During your difficult times ahead, may it ease your hearts as you recall countless wonderful memories of Bill through the years. May these memories bring more smiles than tears as you grieve the loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and amazing friend to many.
    May God bless you and hold you close as you walk this difficult road.My thoughts and prayers are with you now.

  64. Kirk and Donna Whynot

    Donald and family, So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  65. Ron and Ruth Power

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Take comfort in knowing that he is in a better place. Will be thinking of you and you are in our prayers at this time of sorrow.

  66. Alethia Keating

    We was so sorry to hear of Bill passing away, He was always willing to talk and tell stories to people. MY SISTER—- Laura [Chandler] has been friends of the family for years , and sends her sympathy to Carol ,Marjorie & family also.

  67. Geraldine Stevens Williams

    Sincere sympathy to the White family in the loss of your loved one.
    May God bless you and keep you in His care.

  68. Dorothy Aulenback

    To Bill White’s family from the family of James Aulenback….
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your man “Bill”. He was such a kind gentleman. We witnessed, first hand, his love of his family and the game of cribbage. He was amazing at both! Our best wishes to all of you at this difficult time.
    Dorothy and family.

  69. Aneta Prime (Sipley)

    Carol and Sherman…..my thoughts and prayers are with you. May your many wonderful memories of your Dad fill your hearts with love and strength.

  70. Stephen and Lisa Bowers

    Our deepest sympathy to the White family. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  71. Shirley Melanson

    Marjorie & family,
    I have thought of you often as you go through this time of mourning “Bill” He truly was an honest and wholehearted
    gentleman.My sympathy to you all.

  72. joyce(wood)turner

    i remember Bill well him and dad(clare) travelled back and forth to mersey mill many years.My thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this very sad time

  73. Ann Levy

    David and family,
    Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing, my thoughts are with you at this time.
    Ann Levy

  74. Louise McCormick

    My heartfelt sympathy to the family. Bill was a very nice man and a good friend of my dad, Victor Kempton. May your happy memories help you through this difficult time.

  75. Paul Burke

    Sherman and Family
    Losing a father is one of the most difficult times for a family that has loved him unconditionally and has held him so close for what was a lifetime. I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts prayers. May he rest in peace.

  76. Richard ( Dickie ) Freeman

    So sorry to hear of your loss today via the Advance . He was a very positve influence in my life growing up in Mersey Point .
    We live in BC now ….we will pray for your family .
    Rick and Wendy Freeman

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