In the morning of February 28, 2014, Brian passed away unexpectedly at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital in Vancouver, BC as a result of complications with COPD. Brian was 68 years old.
Brian White was born in the city of Montreal, QC on September 11, 1946. He was the only child of Lillian and Ernest White. Brian obtained a BA in literature from Sir George Williams University as well as an MA in education from the University of Victoria. He married the late Marie-Solange White on July 27, 1974 in Montreal and the two of them quickly relocated to Quesnel, BC.
Brian was an elementary school teacher in the Quesnel School District until he retired in 2002. He was enthusiastic about helping his students learn about literature and grammar, stressing to them the importance of reading and writing. Some of Brian’s most cherished mementos were letters of thanks and appreciation given to him from past students. He framed most of them and kept them in his office as inspiration.
Brian’s profession may have been education, but his passion was classical music. His appreciation of music led to a collection that held more than 2500 albums, which brought him much enjoyment as he listened to, analysed, and discussed them with close friends.
After the loss of his beloved wife, Solange, in 2002 Brian faced the difficulty of life with strength and perseverance that was supported by his small inner circle of true friends. He valued these friends dearly for their enduring love, kindness, respect, and patience.
Brian is survived by his only son, Adrian White, of New Westminster, BC.
Many thanks are given to Dr. Michael Passmore of Providence Health Care. His compassion and support for Brian was exceptional during the past 2 years.
A funeral will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Quesnel, BC with the Rev. Len Fraser presiding.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the BC Mental Health Foundation (https://www.bcmhf.ca/donation)