Rob White

Obituary of Rob White


It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Rob, at the age of 59, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, with Mandy, his wife of 30 years by his side.  Loving father of Bobby and Joey and dear brother to Darlene (Gord) Hyland. Also loved by his many nieces and nephews: Christina, Melissa, Matthew, Jaimie, Madison, Avery, Taylor, Sam, Jessica, Miranda, Hugh, Lauren, Hannah, Kyle, and his extended family in Windsor.  Rob was predeceased by his mother Marion MacPhail and his father Raymond White.


Rob was a proud member and a well-respected leader with Unifor. Advocating for social justice was an important part of Rob’s legacy that will continue on with his family.


Cremation has taken place.  Friends will be received by the family on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Northview Funeral Chapel and Cremation Centre, 1490 Highbury Avenue N., London, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Rob’s Life.  To attend the visitation and/or Celebration of Life, guests will be required to show at the door, proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and personal identification. Masks or facial coverings will be required at all times. The Celebration will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend and registration is required.


The family would like to thank the excellent staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia for providing a peaceful place for Rob in his final days.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenajck Fund.


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