Willis Joseph White
aged 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Corner Brook Long Term Home. He was born in Flat Bay on September 4, 1921, the son of the late Camille and Jane (Bennett) White. He loved Newfoundland and was a proud member of the Royal Navy during WWII. He was a crane operator with Bowaters in Corner Brook and a Heavy Equipment Mechanic at the Advocate Mines in Baie Verte for many years. He loved telling stories of days gone by. He was predeceased by his parents Camille White and Jane Bennett; his wife Mary Kelly; his sisters Josephine Bouzan, Mary Reid and Dora Colombe; and grandson Stephen White. He is survived by his daughters and sons: Delphine Ward, Zita Walsh (Pat), Barb Watson (Scott), Rod (Coleen), Larry, Thomas (Beatrice), Margie (Scott), Pam Lee (Joseph) and Kim White (Dale); eleven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Visitation will take place from St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church in St. George’s on Thursday, July 28th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9: p.m. from where The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 29th at 1:00 p.m., with interment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Shallop Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of ones’ choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre’s Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing.