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Born: Dec 04, 1964

Date of Passing: Jul 21, 2017

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DAVID MARK WHITE December 4, 1964 - July 21, 2017 It is with deep love and great sadness that we announce the sudden passing on July 21, 2017 of our son, brother, uncle and friend, David Mark White, at the age of 52. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Natalie White, his brothers, Keith, Terry (Kim), Dale (Sandra) and Richard (Cathy), his nieces and nephews, Katherine (John), Breann, Chase, Keith (Kristina), Sean (Catherine), Matthew and Bradley, great-nephews and niece, Johnny and Aiden, Kalee and Jason, and his treasured friend of many years, Don Budlong. He was predeceased by his sister, Sherry Wilson, and his former companion, Lori Pelletier. David was raised in south St. Vital, the youngest of six children. He grew up under the watchful eyes of his mother, older brothers and sister. Through their support and guidance, he developed into a sensible, compassionate, fun-loving and confident young man. After graduating from Red River College, David immediately began his career with the TD Bank. During his tenure, he relocated a total of 18 times, assuming various roles of increased responsibility and complexity. He returned to Winnipeg in late 2011, when he became the District-Vice President for Manitoba until his retirement. David was passionate about his career and excelled in the financial services industry. His expertise was in Human Resources, as he truly understood how to listen, develop and motivate people. He was often called upon for his advice, guidance and mentorship. David had a passion for Las Vegas, good friends, fine food and aboriginal art, all of which he shared with Don. He also developed a love for "bad" golf and after some initial hesitation, with encouragement from Don, an appreciation for opera. He was also very proud of the work he did with various organizations over the years including Junior Achievement, TD Friends of the Environment, the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities/Easter Seals and the Manitoba Opera. His dedication and contribution to all these organizations has been invaluable. We will miss you David with all our hearts and we will cherish our memories of you forever. A Celebration of Life will be held at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd., on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations in David's memory may be made to either the: Society for Manitobans with Disabilities/Easter Seals (204-975-3010 or or the Manitoba Opera (204-942-7479 or
Publish Date: Jul 29, 2017

DAVID MARK WHITE December 4, 1964 - July 21, 2017 It is with deep love and great sadness that we announce the sudden passing on July 21, 2017 of our son, brother and friend, David Mark White, at the age of 52. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life is being planned. Longer obituary to follow.

Publish Date: Jul 25, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 29, 2017

Condolences & Memories (30 entries)

  • To David's family and Don, I was so saddened to hear of David's passing. David was a special member of our family while he and Lori were together. They both had a special relationship with our Mémere (our grandmother). We remember him for his kindness and his laughter - he and Lori sure giggled a lot! Mom and Dad were so happy that Lori had found such a great partner to enjoy life with. My sister Jo-Anne and I spent an afternoon with David and Don in Las Vegas after Lori's death. It was very evident they had a great friendship. Our hearts go out to all of you. Linda - Posted by: Linda Houghton (Lori's Sister) on: Aug 20, 2017

  • I was so sorry to hear of David's passing and echo the many comments around his kindness and sense of humour. I'd add that he had a mischievous side to him, which is probably what I liked most. So many good memories and laughs shared. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Terri Proteau (Co-worker) on: Aug 04, 2017

  • We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear about David’s passing. He was a wonderful individual who we were fortunate to have gotten to know over the last few years. David was a leader who understood the importance of inclusion for all. He believed in the impact of volunteerism and taking action for what was important to him. He truly made a difference and will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD) Foundation (Friends) on: Aug 03, 2017

  • I was very saddened to hear about David. My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to David's Mother, Don & his Family. David was a great mentor and friend and made a positive contribution to the lives of many people, including mine. Throughout the TD years, David and I crossed paths many times, and he will always be remembered, for his sunny disposition, kind heart and for his great stories. Rest in peace, David, you will be missed. - Posted by: Angelo (Co-worker and Friend) on: Aug 03, 2017

  • David was one of the best teenage friends a person could have. We met through Junior Achievement and became fast friends. He was even my high school graduation date. My mother adored him and that was a great accomplishment. Although we lost touch over the years so many of my memories of my teenage years included David and always brought a smile. It was very obvious way back when how incredibly smart and caring he was. There was no doubt that he was headed towards a very bright future. My sincere condolences to David's family. - Posted by: Tannis Hamilton (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2017

  • I was very saddened to hear about David. My deepest sympathies to Don & the family. When we worked together in Vancouver I loved his Vegas stories (where he was staying for free, how much he won/lost, what plays the casino was sending him to,...). Vegas won't be the same. David was a great guy & will be missed. So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Catherine Lymburner (TD co-worker) on: Jul 31, 2017

  • My sincere condolences to Don and David's family. I had the privilege of working with David as our Head of HR for Pacific Region. David could always be counted on for Advice and counsel on a variety of issues and was someone who could be trusted to "tell it like it was". My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Dale Safinuk (Former Co-worker with TD) on: Jul 31, 2017

  • My heartfelt condolences to David's partner, family and friends. David was a friend and mentor. David was a cheerful soul, and his glass was always half full! He truly wanted his people to succeed. David was impactful. He was passionate to share his learnings and his life. His memory will always be with us. - Posted by: Deb Thickett (coworker friend) on: Jul 30, 2017

  • I first met David when he joined TD as a 'management trainee'. He had the best sense of humor and kept us in stitches for hours. David was a fierce defender of people and had a moral compass always pointing in the right direction. It was an honor to know you dear friend; my life has been richer for it. Rest easy, you have earned it. - Posted by: Barbara Judt (Former co-worker) on: Jul 30, 2017

  • I was very sad to hear of David's recent passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I will never forget the one on one conversations that David and I had over the years. He was always willing to listen and share his perspective. He was an amazing leader and friend. He will be missed greatly by all that knew him as he made a positive impact on all of our lives. Deborah Saipe - Posted by: Deborah Saipe (Former collegue) on: Jul 28, 2017

  • Such heartbreaking news! My heart goes out to his partner, family and friends. I will miss our "catch-up" lunches as much as I enjoyed his visits to my branch prior to both of our retirements. He has left a footprint on this earth that has impacted so many people! Countless people that he befriended, mentored, motivated and shared life with! He will truly be missed by so many! RIP, my friend! - Posted by: Deb Sykes (Former colleague) on: Jul 27, 2017

  • David, I will always remember you as the steward of the hearts and minds of the people you led. You challenged your peers to be more present for their teams and offered freely of your experiences. Thank you for your counsel, mentorship, and genuine care and concern. You have left everyone you met better for having known you. Thank you for that. To your family and friends my sincere condolences. - Posted by: Tracey Schmitz (Colleague ) on: Jul 26, 2017

  • I am truly sorry for your loss David's partner, Mrs. White and your family. I have so many good memories of David, as children and calling on him to play hide and go seek, tag or just sit and talk. He was so funny and he had so many brilliant ideas and I always admired him and I thought he would make the world a better place no matter what he ended up doing as an adult. I realize we were young, early teens but he was my first love. I had a better childhood because of David. His friendship I will always cherish. You will truly be missed because you were such a unique and loving guy. You had such a creative mind and you respected everyone. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Angela Stupak (Back in the day friend) on: Jul 26, 2017

  • I had the good fortune of meeting David while he was in Geraldton and then working along side of him during his time in regional office, and again upon his return from to Winnipeg. David was always a kind and caring person, whether it be for his family or his colleagues. I am so saddened for his way too early departure from us. My thoughts and sympathies to his family and partner. - Posted by: Cheryl Lawson (Co-worker) on: Jul 26, 2017

  • We are sadden to hear of David's passing. He has been taken from us way too soon. His passing will be a big void for many. Our deepest condolences to his family and Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Monique & Andy - Posted by: Monique & Andy Bateman (Friend) on: Jul 26, 2017

  • I am so very saddened to hear of Davids passing at such a young age. I know how much he was looking forward to retirement and jetting back and forth between Wpg. and Vegas. I enjoyed working for him and would like to express my sincere sympathy to all his loved ones. - Posted by: Doreen Demianiw (fellow employee) on: Jul 26, 2017

  • I would not be where I am today without David. He was a thoughtful, funny and sincere person. My deepest condolences to his family. - Posted by: Kim Cabral (Co-Worker) on: Jul 26, 2017

  • A great caring heart stopped beating but his mark on this world will not be forgotten. I have so many wonderful memories of working with him before we both retired and then getting together for lunch at Club Regent afterwards. He was a trusted confidant. Will always treasure the advice he provided. Admired him living life on his terms but always respecting others. He was not afraid to laugh at his own mistakes which was part of his endearing personality. My condolences to his parter, his mom and his family. He will will be truly be missed by so many. Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Lorraine Waldbauer () on: Jul 26, 2017

  • I was so saddened to hear of David's passing. David was a true mentor and I enjoyed our time together at TD. I loved to listen to his stories of visits to Las Vegas and "the good old days at TD". He often spoke to me about caring for his Mom who he truly admired. His great sense of humor often resulted in lots of laughs at our district meetings. David said he was a bit uncomfortable with hugs from his team, but we often felt the need to hug him anyway. A life well lived, a life well loved. - Posted by: Jo-Ann Buchanan (TD bank) on: Jul 26, 2017

  • Rest in Peace, David...a guy who always made sure that whatever meeting we were at, it was going to fun and full of humour and quick wit. He will be missed! - Posted by: Todd Linnen (Colleague) on: Jul 25, 2017

  • Heartbreaking news. David was a fun loving mentor and coach to so many at TD. He was a great leader. My condolences to his family and friends. Your smile will be missed! - Posted by: Linda Opalko (Colleague ) on: Jul 25, 2017

  • Our sincere condolences to David's family and friends. David was a generous, kind and supportive Manager who truly made a difference. He treated everyone with respect and was always willing to help. In our lives, we can only hope to make the world a little better place, and David did that. He will be missed but never forgotten. - Posted by: Karen and Kevin Becker (co-worker) on: Jul 25, 2017

  • Heartfelt sympathy to David's family and friends. I had the privilege of working with David during the rural strategy pilot. He was always caring and fun while maintaining his professionalism and really made you feel that your contribution was important and worthwhile. He was a special person. - Posted by: Linda Moss (Co-worker) on: Jul 25, 2017

  • I had the good fortune of working with David in the old Man/Sask Division offices in Winnipeg in the nineties. He had a terrific wit and and sense of humour, and his observations on work, life, whatever we're always spot on. A great guy to be around. A terrible loss for his family and all who knew him. - Posted by: Dwight Buchholz (Colleague) on: Jul 25, 2017

  • Sorry to hear of David's passing. He had an infectious smile that lit up any room he walked in. I am happy to have met and worked with him. Condolences to all of his family and friends. - Posted by: Deb Selby (work friend) on: Jul 25, 2017

  • I knew David for his entire career with TD. His caring, humour, and friendship will be missed my many. My prayers are with his family and friends. - Posted by: Beth Zilinski (Co-worker) on: Jul 25, 2017

  • I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your son. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul remains in the memories of those who new him. David was a supportive mentor to me. He often shared his personal stories with such humour that it left us both laughing - Posted by: Dale J Young (Friend and Colleague) on: Jul 25, 2017

  • What an incredible confident, friend, mentor and a huge factor in my career and a huge loss to all who had the pleasure of crossing paths with him. My condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Jemy de las Alas (Friend ) on: Jul 25, 2017

  • Heart breaking news. David was a mentor and inspiration to so many at TD, will personally miss his shoot straight from the hip attitude. Condolences to all of his family. - Posted by: Maureen Poole (co-worker) on: Jul 25, 2017

  • I am shocked and saddened to hear this news. David was a phenomenal leader who had an impact on all those he worked with at TD. I loved how he shared his thoughts openly. I can still hear his laugh. My heart goes out to his family. - Posted by: Karen Di Quinzio (Work Friend) on: Jul 25, 2017

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