On Monday, October 14, 2019, Albert Wesley White passed away peacefully at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, surrounded by his family. He was born in Whites Cove, NB on February 3, 1931 son of the late Malcolm and Iva (Ferris) White. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Annette (nee Knox); daughters, Shelly (Adam) Carrier, Bonita (David) Poirier; sons, Larry, Curtis (Margaret), Hal (Wendy), Bradford (Tina), Troy and Trevor (Anna); sister, Betty St. Onge; grandchildren, Penny (Todd) McGuire, Preston (Danielle) Morabito, Hans (Susie) Porier, Mark (Nadine) Poirier, Rebekah (Brandon) Poirier, Travis (Alyssa) White, Tyler White, Tyson White, Shane White, Mark (Jessica) White, Shawn White, Shari (Chris) White, Shanna (Nick) White, Trent (Jaymi) White, Shayne Hal White, Cordell, Jolie and Jonathan Carrier, Katelyn (Candace) White, Brittney White, Jessica, Jerome and Erica White, Shyanne White, Amanda (Negussie) Atsebaha Amare, Cory White and Alicia (Ricky) White; 45 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Dad was predeceased by his parents, sons, Mark, Kevin and Gilbert White; brothers, Norman and Otty White; sisters, Francis Gorman and Mabel Gillard.
One of his greatest legacies besides his love for God was his work ethic. He detested laziness, often referring to someone with no ambition as being “lazier than a pet cat”. He worked at various jobs over the years including the coal mines, sugar refinery, security guard, salesman, trapper and woodsman. For a number of years, dad trucked Christmas trees to Saint John, selling them on street corners, so that we could have a nice Christmas. He loved his family, friends, fishing, hunting, especially big buck, his camp, home-cooked meals and western movies. Not to mention politics. His hunting stories and political conversations are legendary. Dad didn’t like “Good-Byes” so we’ll just say, “See you later dad!”
Family will receive comfort at the Chipman Funeral Home on Saturday, October 19, 2019 2-4 pm. A celebration of Albert’s life will be held following the visitation at 4:00 pm with Pastor Stan O’Donnell officiating. Interment will be made in the Chipman United Pentecostal Cemetery following the service.
Memorial donations in memory of Albert made to the Fredericton SPCA or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium (339-6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca