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Yvonne Mary (Harper) White

April 23, 1938 — May 15, 2023

Huntsville, Ontario

WHITE, Yvonne Mary (nee Harper)

Passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday, May 15, 2023, at Muskoka Shores Long Term Care in Gravenhurst in her 86 year.  She is the beloved wife of Carl White who were married on May 21, 1955, at the Pentecostal Church in Huntsville.  Cherished mother of Daniel (Cindy) White, Eric (Debbie) White, Cindy (Jim) Smith and the late Clayton White.  Proud grandmother of Anne Marie Burt, Daniel White & Colin White, Crystal Grace and Derek White, Kevin, CJ, Caley, Connor & Coulter White and the late Caitlin White, Jeremy Smith and Ryan Smith.  Yvonne will be deeply missed by her many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Yvonne went to school in Bracebridge.  Her first job was at Canadian Motor Lamp and then South Muskoka Memorial Hospital as a nurse for 35 years until she retired.  She was the second of five girls, born to Ester & George Harper.  Loving sister of Lois Beacock, Wilma Boyes and the late Sheila Tavener and Juile-Anna Steele.

She loved cooking and baking for her family. She won many awards for her baking goods at the Fall Fair.  Her husband called her the “The Fair Queen”.  She especially loved animals and over the years she had many dogs and cats.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at Billingsley Funeral Home, Huntsville from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at Billingsley Funeral Home, Huntsville on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 1 p.m.  Reception to follow.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Ontario SPCA Muskoka Animal Centre or Sick Kids Hospital.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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