Richard White

Obituary of Richard Stephen White

WHITE, Richard Stephen 
passed away at Erie Shores Healthcare in the early hours of March 23, 2021 at 76 years of age. He was born to George and Utah White on January 17, 1945, joining his older sister Jane (2018). Richard was raised on the family farm in Essex County. In 1968, he married Suzanne and they built a life together. They welcomed four daughters who will miss him dearly: Paulann (Ron), Tracy (Douglas), Karrie (Bryan) and Stephanie. Richard and Suzanne were separated too soon by her death in 2004. For over 38 years, Richard divided his time between the farm and the Chrysler van plant. He worked hard and understood the value of being a good neighbour, lending a helping hand whenever he could. In his later years, once he slowed down just a bit, Richard kept busy with projects around the farm, most often with a dog by his side. His greatest joy, by far was being Papa to Emily, Sydney, Lauren, Stephen and Parker. Richard will be fondly remembered by his extended family and many friends. According to Richard's wishes, private family cremation services have already taken place. He will rest beside his wife at Colchester Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations may be made to Erie Shores Health Foundation by contacting Reid Funeral Home, Essex (519-776-4233) or online at