John White

Obituary of John Fraser White

May 1, 1958 ~ November 20, 2023 With profound sadness we announce the passing of our husband, son, brother, and brother-in-law John Fraser White, 65 of Summerside on November 20 at the Prince County Hospital with his loving wife Jeanne at his side. Fraser, born in Low Point (Victoria Mines), Cape Breton Regional Municipality on May 1, 1958, was the third son, and fifth child, of Robert White and Theresa (Campbell), both life-long residents of Low Point. Fraser was born and raised on Cape Breton Island and was always a proud and loyal “Caper”. He attended high school in New Waterford and was a member of the school band (trumpet) and hockey team. He could be “the life of the party” with a keen sense of humour. His company was enjoyed by all who shared time with him. After school, Fraser joined the Canadian Armed Forces and served for 20 years including overseas deployment in the Persian Gulf War (Operation Friction) onboard the HMCS Protecteur stationed in the Persian Gulf and in Italy providing supporting for the United Nations Protection Force in the Balkans. Fraser played a key role ensuring our aircraft were operationally capable and safe for the flight crews. In Canada, he served in Chatham, NB, Greenwood, NS, Shearwater, NS and Cold Lake, AB. While stationed at Cold Lake he relived the wilderness life of a fur trade voyageur in a 15-day, 600 kilometre paddling adventure on the remote Churchill River in Saskatchewan. In 1999 he retired with distinction having obtained the rank of Warrant Officer. Fraser and Jeanne then built a new home and settled in Low Point where they remained for 22 years. He became a key member of the leadership team with the Isle Royale ATV Club. Fraser also worked for periods of time in Fort McMurray and around Atlantic Canada conducting asphalt quality tests for a consulting engineering firm. And when it snowed Fraser was always the popular neighbour who plowed out your driveway. He also enjoyed his Harley. In 2017 Fraser and Jeanne bought a cottage on PEI near Jeanne’s family home in Abram’s Village. Four years later they decided to move permanently from Fraser’s island home to Jeanne’s island home. It was a great decision for all concerned and Fraser was able to pursue an interest in boating while enjoying many good times around the fire pit with the Gallant family. Fraser is survived by his wife, Jeanne; mother, Theresa, Dartmouth; sisters Susan Vance (Jim), East Loon Lake Village (NS), Anita White (Ivan), Toronto, and Doreen Friis (Erik), Lawrencetown (HRM); brothers Morley (Dartmouth), Colin (Low Point), and Robert (Carolyn), Gagetown, NB. He is also survived by Jeanne’s family (Gallant): David (Donna), Claude (Gloria), Léonce, Gloria, Yvon, Linda Pasternak (Mike), Claire, Norma Roddick (Kevin), Anne, Paul, Raymond, Yvette Winchester (Gary) and #14 Louise (“Loulou”), Charlesbourg, Quebec. In addition, Fraser is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Fraser was predeceased by his father, Robert White, sister-in-law Debbie White, father-in-law, Edgar Gallant and mother-in-law, Cecile (Gallant). Because Fraser’s life was split between PEI and Cape Breton, there will be two separate services. On Friday, November 24 there will be a public viewing from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Evangeline Funeral Home, Wellington, PEI. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint-Philippe-et-Saint-Jacques Parish Church at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 25. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17 will hold a Veterans Service of Remembrance prior to the visiting hours Friday evening. On Friday, December 8 there will be a visitation from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford, Cape Breton. Funeral Mass will be held at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home at 11:00 am Saturday, December 9. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or PEI Home Care. To send a message of condolence to the family, click ok on the link « Tribute Wall” on the lefthand side of this web page or send an email to Jeanne and all family members wish to express their sincere gratitude to PEI Home Care and Prince County Hospital for the compassionate and professional support provided to Fraser in recent months.
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Visiting hours

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, November 24, 2023
Evangeline Funeral Home
900 Route 124
Urbainville , Prince Edward Island, Canada
(902) 854-2828
Open to the public

Funeral service

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, November 25, 2023
St Philippe et St Jacques Church
Route 11
Egmont Bay, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Funeral Mass


12:00 pm - 12:20 am
Saturday, November 25, 2023
St Philippe et St Jacques Church Cemetery
Cemetery Road, Route 11
Egmont Bay, Prince Edward Island, Canada
open to the public
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