June 4, 1932 – May 22, 2015
Mrs. Helen White of High River, Alberta passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at the High River Hospital at the age of 82 years. Helen is survived by her husband of 57 years Arnold “Arnie” White; son Glen (Sylvia) and their children Shane (Angela), Lance (Renee) and Nicole (Clark) all of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; son Gary and his children Alan, Hayley and Jake all of Olds, Alberta; son Bruce of Calgary, Alberta and many great-grandchildren. Helen was predeceased by her brothers David, Dennis and Alex Kean.
Helen was born in Summerland, BC where she lived until entering the Royal Columbian Hospital School of Nursing at New Westminster, BC where she graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1956. After graduating, Helen moved to Trail, BC where she began working in the Trail Regional Hospital. At Trail, she met and married Arnie White in 1957. Helen and Arnie continued to live at Trail until 2005 before moving to High River, Alberta to be closer to their sons and their families. Besides raising her family, Helen worked tirelessly in her profession. She reoriented to work on various hospital wards, and the Victorian Order of Nurses. Her volunteer career included mastectomy counselling, blood donor clinics and fund-raising for the United Way. She loved participating in sports – basketball, skiing, curling and golf. With her husband Arnie she enjoyed travelling across Canada in their motorhome, as well as tours to Britain and Europe. She was an enthusiastic bridge player. Her family and friends were her life and she spent many hours enjoying them.
A Private Service will follow at a later date. Special thanks to Edie and Bob Simanton, to Rev. Henry Friesen, to Dr. Ogoke and to all of the staff at the High River Hospital for their care and support. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or the Alzheimers Society (www.alzheimer.ca). To send condolences and view Helen’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com. Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (403.652.4242).