Charles David White

Charles David White

Dave White passed away peacefully on Feb 17th, 2015 in Penticton, at 88 years of age

As a young man, Dave served his machinist apprenticeship in Port Alice and later moved to Kimberley to work for Cominco. He changed careers in 1952 and teamed-up with Dick Johnson to open Melody Motors, a Ford dealership. In 1969, he returned to work for Cominco and finished his career as a senior draftsman. After his retirement, Dave and his second wife, Mary, moved to Penticton where they have spent many happy years, including going south to Arizona in the winter months. Dave loved to participate in all sports with tennis and golf being two of his favourites. In Kimberley he liked to go jogging and was often seen out along the Wycliffe prairie. In later years in Penticton, he would go for bike rides along the canal. Dave was predeceased by his parents, first wife, Olga and brother, Godfrey. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary, her two daughters, Judy (Grant), Debbie (Ewen), and son, Barry (Adrienne), his two sons, Murray (Joan) and Allen (Donna), as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all. A memorial service date has not yet been set. Donations in Dave’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the charity of your choice


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