Passed away peacefully, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Barbara Ann Sicily White (nee Whitton) of Markdale in her 76th year.
Beloved wife of 55 years to Keith « Tom » White. Dear sister of Jim Whitton (Eleanor) of Markdale, Marjorie Matthews of Hanover and Ken Whitton (Lynne) of Meaford. Cherished aunt of Carrie, Dan, Anthony, Jackie, Alison, Andrew, Ian, Scott, Steven, and Sarah. Special Gamma to Justin.
Predeceased by parents Ken and Ina Whitton, sister Patricia Richards and brother-in-law Jack White.
A graduate of Lakeshore Teachers’ College, Barbara’s distinguished career in teaching spanned 35 years beginning in the one-room school at Irish Lake in 1962 followed by 33 years with the Peel Board of Education. Barbara will be fondly remembered for her love of family and friends, and her adored pets Taffy, Brandy, Maggie and Molly. A lifelong member of the Markdale community, Barbara was an active volunteer who contributed her musical talent and passion for fun to many celebrations and events. Barbara volunteered with several community groups and she cherished her time as a longstanding member of the Annesley United Church Choir.
A funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto Street South, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held at the church prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Condolences for the family may be arranged through May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. East, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0 (519-986-3310) www.mayfh.ca
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Barbara Ann Sicily White July 10 1943 May 11 2019..