Rawleigh Oscar White

Passed 10/17/2018

Obituary for Rawleigh Oscar White

White, Rawleigh Oscar (84) Noel, Hants Co. passed away peacefully on October 17th, 2018 at High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill. He was born in White Settlement, NS and was the son of the late James and Floreda (Ettinger) White.

He was a Member and Elder of the Noel United Church and was a Volunteer Fireman for over 25 years with the Noel & District Fire Dept. He ran his own business for over 30 years, Parks Electric Repairs and when he semi-retired he drove a school bus transporting the students, who he loved to Hants North Rural High. He was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. He had a great love for his hunting camp in the West Woods, he loved to hunt, fish and snowmobile. He took part in all games such as darts, cards, washers, golfing and especially horseshoes. He played ball with the Noel Road Braves and the National Old Timers League. Dancing every Saturday night was a must, especially to do the hop polka. He belonged to the Cobequid Twirlers in Bible Hill and even took a go at clogging. He and his beloved wife, Myrtle loved to go camping; following old time music festivals as well as having a seasonal trailer at Evangeline Beach for over 20 years. They travelled many years to Florida where they spent their winters. Dad had a great sense of humor and took part in many skits for variety shows right beside our Mother. He was known as the “man of many faces” as his mask collection grew each year and for his “invisible” dog that he picked up at the Calgary Stampede.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Myrtle (Parks), Noel, a son Michael (Leese), Saint John, two daughters Jo-Anne (Donald) Dickson, Noel and Kimberley (William) Quilty, Bedford, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren as well as a sister Emma (George) Crowe, Halifax. He was predeceased by a sister (Leola Anthony) and four brothers Gilbert, Elroy, Alfred and Bryce.

Our Father lived his life everyday with integrity and we could not ask for better parents then our Mom & Dad!

Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service by request. Private Family burial to take place at a later date.

The family cannot find the words to express how appreciative they are to the wonderful, dedicated care givers at High Crest Nursing Home who lovingly took care of our Dad for almost 10 years with his advanced Alzheimer’s. You are all special angels that help those who are not able to help themselves with the care and compassion that all loved ones deserve. Thank you!
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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Noel United Church, Noel, NS, B0N 2C0

Dad, we will see you on the other side!

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Our condolences to you and your family Myrtle. Thinking of you and sending hugs your way. Your many memories of Rawleigh will fill you with peace and strength. Love Kelly, Pat and George.
- Kelly Brown
On behalf of the dancers in the Square and Round Dance Federation of Nova Scotia, we send our condolences to Myrtle and the family and friends of Rawleigh. We are glad that Rawleigh enjoyed square dancing and shared in our many happy dance evenings and special events. With sympathy, Dottie and Gary Welch, Secretary SRDFNS
- Dottie Welch
Myrtle and family, sorry to hear of Rawleigh's passing. I had forgotten about his invisible dog until reading about it now. It brought many wonderful memories of seeing him and the dog around the campgrounds and ball fields rushing back, he still continues to make people smile. Condolences to you all, Kim (Sanford) Hillier
- Kim Hillier
Myrtle & Family, thinking of you at this sad time. We have many great memories in Florida
- Charlie Connors
- Brenda White
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to you all
- Harold Rink
Myrtle and family, so sorry for your loss. May your loving memories bring you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mick and Joan
- Joan Tomlinson
To Myrtle & Family....we wish to send our deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your loved one. Juanita, Shelda, Janice & Eric
- Shelda MacPhee
So sorry to hear of Rawleigh's passing. Sincere condolences
Myrtle and family; my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God Bless!
- Haley Harvey
Myrtle and Family, I am sorry for your loss.My thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times!
- Mary Jeanne Wood
Keeping you all close to heart. Fond fond memories, especially Christmas at your house .. Rest easy Rawl. Sending much love to the entire family ... Kim , Derek, Brent & Scott xo
- Kim Adams
Dear Myrtle and family, Sending love and prayers to all your family. Hold close to your happy memories and hope time will ease your pain. Hugs, Rae Casey
- Rae Casey
Dear Myrtle, Michael, Jo-Anne, Kimberley and Families, Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort. I have fond memories of my days at Hants North and Rawleigh always having fun with us kids, I remember him bringing his invisible dog to school as well! Oh, and the fun he had with one of his many faces when my Mom (Leona) and I visited on a trip to Florida! . Great memories for sure! Love Lori Anne (Smith) and Mike Webb
- Lori Anne Webb
Kimberley and Family My thoughts are with you at this time. Cherish your memories and hold them close and allow them to bring you comfort now and in the days ahead. Sincerest Sympathy Deborah
- Deborah McNair
Thinking of you all with heartfelt sympathy, I hope you find comfort in your many memories of happier times, Eleanor and Walter
- Eleanor Roulston
Myrtle and Family We are so sorry to hear of Rawleighs passing. We all had so much fun at Evangeline Beach, he was always doing his thing with the masks and invisible dog, there were so many things, I can't name them. Myrtle you have been such a rock for him, even in the last years of his illness. Please accept out sincere condolence. Rawleigh will never be forgotten and we will always remember him with a smile. Bruce and Pat L-1
- Pat Wigglesworth
So very sorry for your loss, sincere condolences to the entire family.
- Dena Rankin
so very sorry to hear of Rawleigh's passing , such a sweet and funny man ,mom remembers him wearing one of his masks and scaring her when they were at his home playing cards , always up for a fun time . I remember the many camping trips I went with your family and the many laughs that we shared . Hugs to you all , xoxo , June, Brian & family
- June Meade
Sincere condolences to all the family. Shirley Nicoll
- Shirley Nicoll

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