Archives‎ > ‎News Archive 2016-2017‎ > ‎

020 - We Lost a Dear Friend (Fred White)

posted Feb 1, 2017, 11:37 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Sep 3, 2017, 9:27 AM ]

Frederick Charles White

January 11, 1934 – January 10, 2017


Tragically, we lost our friend and mentor, Fred White, on January 10, 2017, just one day shy of his 83rd birthday. 

After his career with the Royal Canadian Navy, Fred spent most of his time devoted to the Navy League of Canada, passing on the traditions, education, and training of the Royal Canadian Navy to hopeful, young cadets between the ages of 9 to 18 years old.

 Fred is survived by Diane, his loving wife of 41 years; his son, Chris, and daughters, Michelle, Sharon-Lee, and Pauline, as well as 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; his brother Gary; his beloved Auntie Toots, and many extended family and friends.

We Lost a Dear Friend 

We lost a dear friend the other day, 
a man that we all know. 

A friend of the Navy League, 
we are sad to see him go. 

A former Navy submariner, 
he was a dedicated man. 

Who dropped by the Cadet Corps 
whenever he can. 

Fred was Executive Officer 
of the Navy League. 

Then moved to the Branch 
plus did so much. 

From building maintenance to weekly visits, 
he was a fixture at the Cadet Hall. 

He would come at a moment’s notice 
right after he got the call. 

Fred was our guardian angel, 
always there to assist. 

You are passing now through Heaven’s Gate,
and you are surely missed. 

We lost a dear friend the other day, 
a man that we all know. 

Fred was our dearest friend, 
we are sad to see him go. 

Poem Written by
LCdr (NL) Cliff Mah