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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barb White (Hilt) on March 29, 2012 at the age of 77. Barb was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. She moved to Trail with family and then met the love of her life Bob White. Barb and Bob loved the community of Montrose and were happy to raise their family there.

Barb was predeceased by her husband Robert White, with whom she shared three children; son Glenn (Cindy) and twin daughters Joy (Mike) and Janice (Dave). Barb and Bob shared their life with Bob’s brothers Peter (Linda) and Willard (Carlina) White, with whom they formed special bonds while sharing their home. They enjoyed their nieces and nephews Christa-Lea (Paul), Karen (Johnathan) and Kenny (Brooke) White, as they grew up next door. Barb will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Jessica & Cole Fletcher, Jesse & Tylor Livingston and Michael, Alex & Noah Bonin. She will also be missed by her sister in law, Phyllis Barr and her friends Lidia Duffus and Yvette Hayes.

Barb was eagerly awaiting the birth of her new blessings, great nieces and/or nephews.

Barb fought and conquered her battle with breast and lung cancer, with many memories of her family to help her through the tough times. She is resting peacefully now with her husband.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Trail Regional hospital and Poplar Ridge for the care she received the last week of her life. Also a special thank you to Dr. Blair Stanley.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 10:30 am at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Fruitvale with Father J. Joseph Kizhakethottathil M.S.T, celebrant. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Barb’s name may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation, for digital mammography, at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at

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