Obituary of Don White
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Donald Charles White aged 98 years of Oshawa on
June 17, 2023 at Scarborough Centenary Hospital.
Don was born and raised in Oshawa. The only son of Gordon and Greta White. He attended North Oshawa School and O’Neill High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Canadian army. He served in Italy and the Netherlands. Upon return after the war, he graduated from Guelph College and met his beloved Chris.. They married and built a house and raised a family.. He joined his father in G.S.White and Son feed/coal business. He saw the merit in a newly forming company that was a Dealer based business.He joined Home Hardware as one of the first 25 Dealers. He served on the board of Directors for 37 years. Don and Chris had a passion for travelling and travelled around the world. The next adventure took them to Abaco where they spent many winters. Don passionately supported his former regiment the Royal Canadian Dragoons. This led to trips to the Netherlands to commemorate the milestone years of VE Day in Europe. Don also was very passionate about volunteering and supporting the Ontario Regiment Museum with Chris by his side.
Don is survived by his children Heather McVety (Paul), Steve and Holly and cousin Marie Disney (David), grandchildren Deanna Sharpe (John), Matthew, Krysta Coombs (Michael), Megan Johns (Robin), Ethan McVety (Candace). Great grandchildren Elizabeth, Gavin, Eric, Noah, Isabella, Alexys, Allison, Paige, Madeleine, Emma, Charlotte.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Chris, Sister Lyn Hinkson, grandson Tyler McVety, daughter in law Debra White.
To celebrate Don’s life a visitation will be held at DeStefano Funeral Home, 1289 Keith Ross Drive in Oshawa (905)440 359 on Wednesday July 12, 2023 from 1:00pm - 8:00pm, And at the Ontario Regiment Museum on Thursday, July 13, 2023 from 1:00pm -2:00pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Thusday, July 13th at 2:00 pm at The Ontario Regiment Museum, reception will follow at the 420 Wing.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gate 316, Ontario Regiment Museum and the Guild of the Royal
Canadian Dragoons or a charity of your choice.