Doug passed away suddenly as a result of a marine accident off the coast of Vancouver Island.
He was a fisherman, gardener, and cook. His hands were in the earth and his heart was in the ocean.
From a young age he valued his friends and could not refuse when asked to help. He had an amazing sense of humour and his laugh was contagious. Doug’s last years were spent happily with his Genny rebuilding a home around them and enjoying his life with her. Many are mourning his sudden and tragic passing.
Predeceased by his father David White, 1975, grandparents Harry and Ethel White and Tom Richardson. He is survived by his children Jourdan and Noah White, partner Genny Pavan, parents Carol and Boyd Shaw, sisters Lynn (Michael Payne), Lori (Jim Hodder), Lisa (Fred Leavitt) grandma Mabel Richardson, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.
Friends and family are gathering at the Italian Hall in Port Alberni September 26th at 4:00pm
to celebrate his life and share their stories.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Jourdan and Noah’s education fund at G&F Services Richmond (Credit Union) #1 and Francis Acct#120326.