ROBERT WHITE

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Robert “Bob” William White of Kincardine passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in his 76th year.

Beloved husband of Betty Jean White (née Hodgins) for 54 years.

Cherished father of Cheryl and Dan Anderson of Plattsville, Marilyn Crewe of Neepawa, Manitoba and Andrew and Heather White of Kincardine.

Loving grandfather and great-grandfather of Graham, Ally, Cohen and Elora Crewe; Brittany, Christo and Pearl Bezuidenhout; Jason Leiskau and fiancée Megan Stansfield; Josh Leiskau; Jessica Leiskau; Nicole Anderson and Will Hebbes; Luke, Bethany and Corbin Anderson; and Alex, Ben and Susie White.

Dear brother of Mildred Onley and David Lewis of Callander.

Missed by his aunt Largaret McInnes of Kincardine, brothers- and sisters-in-law Ron and Linda Hodgins, Keith and Gladys Hodgins, Burt and Maria Hodgins and Merv and Janet Hodgins, and by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Predeceased by his son Michael White, brother Richard White, parents William and Pearl White; also by parents-in-law Burton and Elva Hodgins, sisters and brother-in-law Lynn Hodgins and Mary and Ken Robinson.

Bob was a life-long farmer and steward of the land, and a member of St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Kingarf. He was keenly interested in municipal politics and served over 20 years on council with the former Kincardine Township and the Municipality of Kincardine. As a school bus driver, he safely transported two generations of young people to high schools in Kincardine and Walkerton. He was an active member of Bruce County Cattlemen's Association and, in recent years, of the Kincardine Agricultural Society - executive, 4H leader and overseer of the beef classes at the fall fair. Bob and Betty Jean enjoyed travelling, especially road trips throughout Canada.

The funeral service was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, with Rev. Rob Hiscox officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Graham Crewe, Jason Leiskau, Christo Bezuidenhout, Luke Anderson, Allard Eisen and Richard Eickmeyer. Flower bearers were Brittany Bezuidenhout, Jessica Leiskau, Megan Stansfield and Bethany Anderson.

Final resting place: Kincardine Cemetery.