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Dr. Lee J. White

1913-2018

Dr. Lee J. White
At the impressive age of 104 years, Dr. Lee Jackson White has passed away at the Victoria Glen Manor, Perth-Andover, NB, on May 27, 2018.

Lee was born at his family farm in Wicklow, NB to his beloved parents Emma and Stanley White, a brother to Leslie, Marion, Howard, Helen, Winnifred, and Philip.

His parents and siblings, the wife and mother of his children, Joan LeBaron Hunting, and his second wife, Rita Post predeceased him. Forever Lee will be missed by his three daughters Leslie Van Dover (David), Vivian White and Ellen Carter (Dave), his grandchildren Tyler Craig, Adriane King (Tony), Bradley Craig (Brittany), Emma Thomas (Rob), Karin Watts and his cherished great-grandchildren Finnegan Thomas and Avery Lee Craig. He is also survived by step-son Harold Post (Julia), step-daughter Charlene Butterfield (Dean) and Pat Porter (Paul).

Lee attended Bristol High School and Normal School (Teachers College) in Fredericton before entering his profession as a teacher in Summerfield, NB (later Wicklow). He joined the RCAF and served in WW2 as a pilot of Wellington aircraft and squadron leader in the Royal Air Force (RAF) 220 Squadron in the Mediterranean theater from 1942-1944 and then with RAF 120 Squadron from Bally Kelly, Northern Ireland, flying VLR (Very Long Range) Liberators until 1945. The Convoy Cup Foundation honored Lee for his role in protecting convoys crossing the Atlantic during the war.

In 1945, while on leave in Montreal he met and fell in love with Joan LeBaron Hunting. They married October 5, 1945. Lee then attended McGill University, graduating from the School of Dentistry in 1951. His love for his NB home brought him back to the Saint John River Valley to set up his dental practice in Perth-Andover.

To call him amazing seems an understatement when reflecting on his careers as a teacher, WW2 pilot, and dentist/denturist. His hobbies of tying flies, fishing trout and salmon, hunting, flying airplanes, collecting pocket watches, building gun stocks, gunsmithing, fixing small engines, gardening, violin making, and the Wednesday Evening Fiddlers were his joy. At home, one could often hear Lee whistling or singing a happy tune. Being resourceful, learning all he could about any subject, and trying to master one skill after another was in his nature. He loved to teach what he had learned to all who enjoyed listening. He took special interest in helping children learn and providing opportunities for them that he felt they did not have. Lee was exceptionally generous with his time, resources, and knowledge.

When asked by others his secret to longevity, Lee would wink, nod, and let you guess. Those who knew him well could point to a wise diet, meaningful work, rest, and lots of exercise.

Lee and his family are especially thankful for the exemplary care provided to him by staff and volunteers at the Victoria Glen Manor.

A memorial service celebrating Lee’s life will be held on at the Perth-Andover Baptist Church on July 14, 2018 at 2 pm. Rev. Michael Fredericks officiating. Interment will follow in the Wicklow Cemetery.

Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made in Lee’s name to Victoria Glen Manor Foundation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover.
Service Date
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
Perth-Andover Baptist Church

Burial Location
Wicklow Cemetery

Requested Charity
Victoria Glen Manor Foundation