Jack WHITE

WHITE Jack White passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Friday, January 11th, 2008 in the same quiet and dignified manner in which he had lived his life. Jack was born in Vulcan, AB on June 18,1920. He was raised by his grandfather and sister until the age of nine. At that time, he moved to the then, Provincial Training School in Red Deer (now Michener Services). Jack attended school and eventually went to work on the farm located at the Centre. Mr. White stayed at the Centre until 1990, when he made the move toward greater independence by moving into the City of Red Deer. Once there, with the support of Catholic Social Services, he created a new life for himself at the age of 70. He was a faithful member of the Salvation Army and attended services until age and infirmity prevented his participation. He was also an avid swimmer and cyclist until the last few years. Jack will be remembered by those who knew him as a soft spoken gentle man who enjoyed playing music on the organ and accordion, reading his Bible and spending quiet time with friends. He appreciated the support and encouragement provided by the staff at Persons with Developmental Disabilities, the Office of the Public Guardian, Office of the Public Trustee and Catholic Social Services who supported his dream on independence. He was particularly grateful to his friend and support, Roy Skelton, who was with him for many years and was there at the end of his life. Jack was able to live on his own until illness caused him to move to a home operated by Davenport Place Community Services, where he received excellent care and support. A Funeral Service and Celebration of Jack's Life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67A Street, Red Deer, AB, on Friday, January 18th, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army Community Services, 4837 – 54 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 2G5. Condolences may be forwarded to "Jack's Family"at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. In living memory of Jack Mark White, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park, Red Deer County, AB.


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