White, Lloyd James 'Jim'

Jim White passed away peacefully on Monday March 29, 2021 after a courageous battle with ALS. His loving wife, Lisa White (nee Cann), was by his side caring for him every day until he found peace.

Born on December 30, 1947 in Collingwood, ON, Jim was a son of the late  Inez Plummer (nee James) and Lloyd White. He was predeceased by his younger sister Sally Riemersma.

Jim was the proud Dad and Pops of April White (Roger), Amber Knott (Dennis), Tyler White (Jennifer), and Tim White (Jess). He was the proud Step-Dad of Nicole Long (Dave) and Sean Stokes (Linda).

He will be forever in the hearts of his Grandchildren Aspen, Tyrese, Landon, Dawson, Parker, Caleb, Cody, Mackenzie, James & Olivia whom all lit up his world.

His sense of humour will never be forgotten. His one-liners and quick wit had the people around him laughing every day. His crooked smile and mischievous look will be fondly remembered by his loved ones.

If you were lucky enough to know Jim, it was evident that family was everything to him. If you weren’t family, he would treat you like you were. Many of his children’s friends were welcomed with open arms into the family like they were his own and those bonds never ended. His role as father-in-law to his children’s spouses and to his step-children made the family continue to grow with all the love he had to share.

His love also overflowed to all the animals that he ever came into contact with. They recognized his kindness and many animals found refuge, love and a happy home with Jim throughout his life. It was rare that he did not have an animal companion or two at any time throughout his life.

His courage throughout life and even after the ALS diagnosis will never be forgotten by his loved ones. Jim lived life, not without struggle, but always with courage and kindness and most often a smile.

He was a machinist of almost 50 years with various companies, including Teledyne, Petro-Canada and BTI, before his retirement. Jim was a farmer, volunteer firefighter and avid hunter in his younger years.

A special thanks to the wonderful caregivers who helped after his diagnosis – his family will be forever grateful for your kindness, your smiles and your desire to join in on our everyday laughter that got us through the hard times. Scott Clock, you will always be in our hearts for your special connection with Jim.  He just couldn’t wait for you to come to share the new joke or one-liner he had thought up for you for the day.  You brought a little sunshine to a very difficult journey.

A private family service will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

In Jim’s honour, expressions of sympathy can be made to Heidi’s Horse and Hound Retirement by cheque or directly at www.heidishorseandhoundretirement.com or the ALS Society of Canada through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

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A private family service will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

Donations: Heidi’s Horse and Hound Retirement by cheque or directly at www.heidishorseandhoundretirement.com or the ALS Society of Canada
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Karan Fawcett
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    I will miss you Jim and your smile.Will always remember the coffee and card nights.Russ ,Everett and you driving around in the old GTO (goat). The good old days ❤ Rest in peace my friend

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  2. Gary and Cathy Polaniec
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    Very sorry for your loss . Thinking of you all at this time.

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  3. The Sapps'
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    We were very fortunate to have met Jim, we will never forget his kindness. May God give him eternal rest and all his family the strength to bear the great pain. Thinking of you all during this time. Lots of love, John, Jeannie, Michael and Robert Sapp

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  4. Dan and Teresa Hilts
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    Condolences and prayers for Lisa and family …. hugz

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  5. Mr and Mrs A Rogers
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    Dear Tyler and Jenn…Butch and I will always remember Jim’s smile when he came to visit you. He would always manage to find us before heading home. You have lovely memories of your dad and grandpa to remember.
    Love Donna and Butch

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  6. Anette & Mike Kelley
    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    To the White Family
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. May he stay in your memory and heart always.

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  7. Chris Juniper & Deb Skippen
    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts are with you . Jupe and Deb.

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  8. Kimberly Mc Innis
    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    Lisa, April, Amber, Ty, and Tim,

    I loved Jim as family. The first time I met him, he made it clear that we were. I already loved his son Tim, and Jim was so very loving to my daughter Jess. Over the years, I looked forward to seeing Jim and Lisa and both of their smiling faces. We then were so blessed to share grandchildren together. I will continue to share his memories with our mutual grandchildren. I will remember him as a kind, happy, and very courageous man. I know you are feeling a deep loss. Know that you are not alone and that your families are surrounded by love.

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  9. Catherine Hetu
    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Times like this words fail. Lisa, you and the family are in our thoughts. We will be in touch. Take care of yourself. Catherine, on behalf of the Hetu family.

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  10. Wayne and Pat Cann
    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    Our condolences to you Lisa and your family, Jim will be missed at our family gathering, life was too short for him. Thinking of you all, Love Wayne, Pat and family.

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  11. Kathleen and Peter Millard
    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    Peter worked with Jim at BTI and Teledyne all were like family there.
    Best regards and condolences to family.
    K worked with Sally and Inez years ago.
    Years pass
    Journey continues.

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  12. Reg and Lynn Brown
    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. We had a long friendship with both Jim and Sally.

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  13. Christine Graham
    Thursday, April 1, 2021

    Lisa, just heard about Jim yesterday and I am so saddened about the news. I’m sitting here now thinking, how every day at work I asked you how many days till the wedding, how many days till this, till that, now I am stunned into silence. A complete blank, my heart goes out to you and your family. I’m here if you need me and this definitely calls for a liver dinner on me at leaky. Take care my friend.

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  14. Mike Robertson
    Thursday, April 1, 2021

    Condolences to Jim’s family. I worked with Jim for many years at Teledyne, and he was a great person and a good friend. He will be missed.

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    1. Eldon & Vivian Hawton
      Friday, April 2, 2021

      Sincere Condolences to family and friends, Jimmy was a great friend, fellow worker (Teledyne) and hunting companion (BVHC). He will be missed by many! RIP Jimmy! Eldon & Vivian Hawton

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  15. Dee & Dennis Risk
    Thursday, April 1, 2021

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Our deepest sympathies to your families. Dee & Dennis

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  16. Ed Farrar
    Friday, April 2, 2021

    I was saddened to here of Jim’s passing. Long time working buddy and friend. Our condolences to all his families. Ed & Carol Farrar.

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    1. Hank Vanderschans
      Tuesday, April 6, 2021

      Sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Condolences to his family.
      For many I worked with Jim at Teledyne and can’t think of
      nicer person to have as a colleague. He will be fondly remembered.

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  17. Jill and Todd Robinson
    Saturday, April 3, 2021

    Amber, Dennis and family- our deepest sympathies for your loss.
    While we never had the privilege of meeting your Dad, from what we’ve heard, he was very special and his love will remain in your hearts forever.

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  18. Peter Farlinger
    Saturday, April 3, 2021

    Dear Lisa,
    Please know that our thoughts are with you.
    Peter and Lynda

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  19. Wanda Harvey
    Sunday, April 4, 2021

    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, thoughts and prayers to you and your extended families. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Jim, but from everyone I have spoken with he sounds like he was a true family man. And you can’t get better than that! Hugs to you all!

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  20. Bev Strader
    Monday, April 5, 2021

    I did not know Jim but know A.L.S. My husband suffered with ALS also and it is a cruel cruel disease. Joe passed away in December 2020 and I miss him so much. I just wanted you Lisa and family who cared for Jim that I understand all the heartache you had to go through because of ALS. I pray that research can find something to stop this disease from taking life bit by bit from loved ones. My thoughts are with you all.

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  21. Eleanor Gardner
    Saturday, April 10, 2021

    I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Herb has known Jim for many years and I worked with him at BTI – always a friendly smile and conversation whenever and wherever you met him.

    Herb and Eleanor Gardner

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