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WHITE – James “Colin”

December 19, 1946 – July 21, 2011

Colin White passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the age of 64 years.

Colin was born on December 19, 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland and attended Glasgow Academy and the University of Glasgow where he studied law. He obtained his Chartered Accountancy designation in 1974 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Colin immigrated to Calgary with his family on July 5, 1981 where he continued to work as a Chartered Accountant and joined the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 1982. Colin eventually went on to establish and run his own accounting practice. Some of his true passions included golfing, boating and camping with his family and friends.

Colin is survived by a son and daughter-in-law John Mark Steven and Denise Marie White; a daughter and son-in-law Julie Anne and Byron Lang Doerksen; and three grandchildren, Amber Grace and Sarah Anne Luyendyk and Payton Mirinda Anne White, all of Calgary. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Matthew Graham Bishop and Mavis Rosina White, both of the Isle of Wight, England. Colin was predeceased by his wife Barbara Anne White.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Alcohol And Drug Abuse Commission, 3rd Floor, 1177 – 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0G5 Telephone: (403) 297-3038 or directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Colin White, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Beata Laskowska :

    My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. You have my deepest sympathies on the death of your loved one. Colin has helped me become who I am today in my professional life. He was my first employer and thanks to his guidance and friendship I was able to get where I am today. He will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  2. Claire Martin :

    My dearest John ( Mark ) Julie and families. Words cannot express the deep sorrow we have in our hearts for you all, at the passing of your dear Dad and our cherished friend, Colin. Our friendship with him and your lovely wee Mum Barbara goes back a long time to our youth in Scotland where we shared some fun times both at school and weekend dances. Who knew that we would all meet up again in 1981 with our own families to enjoy a whole new world of adventures in Calgary, Canada in the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. We continued our friendship through the years, and have many wonderful and happy memories of our times together. You will be in our hearts always
    Goodbye for now dear friend.
    Love Claire, Geoff, Louise, Gareth and families.

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  3. Steven Williams :

    Working with Colin these past many years, was truly a pleasure. He was always there when needed and will be missed to bounce ideas off of. Julie and John, my parayers go out to you and your families.

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  4. Nancy, Tammy, Eryn, Heather & Michael :

    John & Julie, our hearts were saddened by the news of your fathers passing, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families at this difficult time.

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  5. Isabel Dalziel (Hawnt) :

    Hey! Colin!!!!
    I KNOW what you want to write on your gravestone …….. something like …..


    You are one of my dearest and oldest friends on this earth, and I KNOW that you do NOT want us to “feel sorry” for you, but to remember you as you always will be, OUR DARLING Witty, and ADORABLE FRIEND.

    We all act as though this will not happen to us!!!! Well ……. all I can say is this …… You and Barbara better have a big party for ME when I get there …. or there will be trouble….

    I miss you my dearest darling adorable friend, and we WILL ALL meet again.

    I love you dearly. Please say hello to Babs, and my Mum and Dad…..

    Orrabest fur nooooo… what?

    From Isabel with all my heart. xxxxxxxx

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  6. Isabel Dalziel (Hawnt) :

    Darling Mark and Julie,
    Your Father loved you both more than life itself. He is watching over you as we grieve. I believe that his struggles in this dimension were dealt with in the best way possible, and now, I feel that he is at rest ….. at last.

    After all is said and done …….
    We are but SPIRITUAL BEINGS having a Human Experience. Your Fathers experience in this realm has ended, yes…. but …… he is on his journey to the next, as we all will find one day.

    No Regrets, Mark and Julie, Live your lives OUT LOUD just as he would wish…. no more and no less…. OK?

    This transition will be hard for a while, and the ache will hurt like hell. Just know that he, of all people, understands your grief, but he IS actually STILL RIGHT HERE, but simply in another dimension. You will know when he is with you…. just let him in.

    God Bless,
    I Love you both DEARLY,
    Aunty Isabel xx

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