White, Bryan David
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of our beautiful son Bryan David White. He died March 11, 2019 at home. He had a long hard struggle with addiction. He wasn’t waiting for anyone to come into this world and he beat his addiction his way.
Following Anishinaabe tradition a sacred fire burned for 4 days allowing his spirit to travel to a peaceful place. We thank all who supported us during this time for their love and caring.
Bryan enjoyed being physically active. He played sports; hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. His best times were spent with close friends snowboarding, biking, trampolining and skateboarding. Bryan had the opportunity to do service work through Youth for Christ culminating in a mission trip to Costa Rica. He found purpose in helping others.
Bryan will be missed by his parents David and Debbie White, his sister Melissa (Jacob Dixon), his Poppa Donny Bellerose, grandmother Christina White and grandpa Ted Smith (Linda). Bryan was loved by his Uncle Kelly (Lisa), Uncle Ray (Claudine), Aunt Sandra (Gary), Aunt Brenda (Robert), and his cousins; Braydon, Kasey, Tiffany, Kristina, Shane, Kyle and Natasha. Bryan is predeceased by his grandfather (Morland White), Nanny (Marilyn Bellerose) and cousin (Jason Maurice). Bryan had many friends, he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
Visitation will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday March 16, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Dave Smith Treatment Center for Youth at: www.davesmithcentre.org
A tree will be planted in memory of Bryan in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com