WHITE, Dr. Lloyd Archibald

January 7, 1942 ~ October 2, 2011

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden, yet peaceful, passing of Dr. Lloyd Archibald White at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Sunday, October 2, 2011, with his son by his side.

Lloyd is survived by his daughter; Laurel (Don) Burgess of Bermuda; son, Aaron (Lauren) of Saskatoon, SK; and grandchildren: Jackson, Abigail and Seth, who he described as the “apples of his eye.” He is also survived by his father, Earl; brothers: Philip (Darline), Lee (Dawnelda), and William; as well as his niece, Adrienne (Alex) and nephew, Curtis (Deanna). He will be deeply missed by many cousins, colleagues and friends; as well as his beloved cat, Katie. He was predeceased by his mother, Ethel (nee Cox), and an infant sister.

Lloyd was born on January 7, 1942 in Truro, NS. He was educated at town and county schools, and went on to receive his B.Sc. (Acadia), M.Sc., (Guelph-OAC) and Ph.D. in Microbiology (Macdonald-McGill). He was a long time Public Servant for the Department of National Defense, developing strategies to defend our country against biological warfare agents. He was employed at the Defense Research Board of Canada in Suffield, AB, and served at DND National Headquarters in Ottawa, before retiring to Nanaimo, BC. He lived his life constantly exploring, through his work as a scientist, his canoe trips in Canada’s west and north, in his motor home throughout North America, and on his many travels around the globe. He was a loving father, an adoring grandfather, a die-hard hockey fan and former coach, and an avid supporter of the Conservative party.

A Memorial Service will be held at the R.C. Legion #256, 1630 Wellington Rd E, Nanaimo, on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 2:00pm. With a lunch afterwards.. Interment in Truro, NS will follow later this month.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Lloyd to Acadia University Associated Alumni (giving.acadiau.ca), 512 Main Street, Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R6.

“We love you, Dad. Thank you for passing on your adventurous spirit.”

Telford’s of Nanaimo


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