Paul Sanson White

November 19, 1929 –

October 8, 2011

P.Eng – UBC Delta Kappa Epsilon 1956 – Dominion Land Surveyor (Retired)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Paul S. White on Saturday, October 8. Paul passed peacefully, family at his side. His wit, charm and keen intellect will be missed. Never short for words or opinion, he was a strong personality that would take challenges head-on. His entrepreneurial spirit brought involvement in many great ventures and  adventures from the Iron Ore fields of Labrador to  aerial surveys of the Arctic and gold and silver mining from the Yukon to Australia and  Russia. He was a proud member of the Lions Club for over 50 years and supported many community programs. A jazz aficionado, his love of Jazz music as a scholar historian, a musician and enthusiast was well known as was his support for the community of Jazz musicians. A master wordsmith and orator of considerable skill, his storytelling and accounts of various adventures captivated many an ear.  Now it is time for his story to be told. Son of Paul Sanson White and Helen Orvis. Paul is survived by his children Paul White III, Corri Coy (nee White), Dean White , Paula Morrison (nee White), Alita Sauve and their children. His siblings Judy Row, Gary White, David McCart, Wendy McCart Porritt.  Predeceased by siblings Gayle Hungerford and Ian McCart.

Please join us in a celebration of his life. Services to be held on Saturna Island, BC at Saint Christopher’s  Anglican Church at 1pm on Saturday November 26, 2011 followed by a reception at the Saturna Community Hall accompanied by the jazz music he loved.  A celebration of Paul’s life will also be held in Whitehorse, Yukon in the Spring or Summer of 2012, details to follow. Condolences may be forwarded to tenaciouspaula@gmail.com

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