It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Raymond Walter White on December 20, 2021 at the age of 82.
Raymond was born to Sidney and Verna White (nee Affleck) in Morden on February 2 ,1939. He attended school at Elam, Thornhill and Morden Collegiate. In 1962, he graduated with a diploma in Agriculture from University of Manitoba. He worked at Manitoba Crop Insurance from fall to spring and farmed in the summer until 1967. He married the love of his life Sharon Philp in the spring of 1967 and became a fulltime farmer since then until 2009. After which, he continued to help his son, Ross in farming. While farming, he also worked in various agriculture sectors until his retirement. Ray loved curling, fishing, dancing, playing bridge, travelling and especially the choir of St. Paul’s United Church. He was a member of Morden Elks Lodge. He served on the board of the Morden Farmers Curling Club, the Manitoba Pool Elevator and St. Paul’s United Church. In 2011, he was awarded the Pembina Valley Conservation District Farm Family Award.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Sharon and their two sons, Ross (Annelore) and Brian (Jewel) and his granddaughter, Coral. He is also survived by sisters, Charlene Moores, Pat (Jim) Gibson and Janice Dziver and his sister-in-law, Frances Radcliffe and brother-in-law, Dennis (Betty) Philp. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers-in-law, Milton Moores, Bill Dziver and Lorne Radcliffe and sister-in-law, Shirley Philp.
The family wish to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff on the Willow Unit at Salem Home for wonderful care they provided. Unfortunately, due to COVID 19, the service will be a private. Donations may be made in Ray’s memory to Katie Cares 255-13th St. Winkler, MB R6W 1S5.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements