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In loving memory of William “Will” Way-White who passed away at Health Sciences North in Sudbury on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2016 at the age of 69 years. Beloved father of Crystal Norman (husband Ken) of North Bay, Kara Franklin (husband Brett) of Timmins, Joseph Way-White (wife Crystal) of Guelph and Amberlea Way-White (husband Michael Proulx) of Welland. Dear grandfather of Derek, Michael Jr., Madison, Ellisa, Ozzie, James, Mason, Ian and Kessel. Loving brother of Robert Way-White (wife Lesley) of British Columbia, Betty Lyn Swanson (husband Ted) of Sudbury and David Way-White of Thunder Bay. William was born in Chapleau on March 16th 1947, the son of Edith and Terence Way-White (both predeceased). Prior to moving to Sudbury about 8 years ago, he had also resided in Toronto and in Timmins. In his youngers years, one of his favourite pastimes was woodworking. William enjoyed playing cards and was always interested in science, especially biology. He also had a great love for trains. William will be remembered as kind hearted individual, always ready to help anyone in need, and for his great sense of humour. As per his wishes, there will be no public visitation or service. Cremation at Lakeview Crematorium. Donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation, in his memory, would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements in care of Simple Wishes of the North. (705) 470-7070

Condolence Messages

  1. Bruce McCarthy

    05 January 2017 3 years ago

    Condolences to the family.

  2. Gerry Boucher

    05 January 2017 3 years ago

    My deepest condolences to the Waywhite family – may he RIP.. Went to school with Willie, was a good friend..

  3. Yvonne Goulet

    05 January 2017 3 years ago

    my condolence to you and your family during this difficult times. His memories will bring you peace. May he rest in peace.

  4. Gilles and Lydia Côté

    05 January 2017 3 years ago

    Farewell to a dear friend and high school classmate…you left us with many wonderful memories some from as recent as two years ago when we had an overdue reunion at East Side Mario’s in Sudbury. You left us much too early ….RIP dear “Willie” … Please accept our sincere condolences. It was an honour to have known such a great person and we will truly miss him. May God embrace you all in comfort during this difficult time.

  5. Bonnie Blair

    05 January 2017 3 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

  6. Don & Karen Fortin Nanaimo B.C.

    05 January 2017 3 years ago

    Our sincerest condolences to the family. RIP Will. God Bless.

  7. Jonathon Swanson

    05 January 2017 3 years ago

    Condolences to Joe, Amber, Crystal and Kara. He genuinely had a kind heart.

  8. Gilberte Carroll

    05 January 2017 3 years ago

    Our Deepest Sympathy to all the family ,our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Jack and Gil Carroll Cousin.

  9. Micheal Proulx

    05 January 2017 3 years ago

    To Crystal,Joe, Kara, Mary and my dear Ambie, aswell as the rest of the Way-White family.

    I am truly so sorry, for your loss of your father. I know all of you, will miss him dearly.
    If there is anything I can do,please just let me know. I am here for you all in anyway you guys need me. Your all in my thoughts, and I am praying for all of you .I am also sending my deepest condolences.
    And a special thanks to you Kara F. for handling all the arrangements and paper work , and all the medical appointments,forms etc. related to your father.
    I know Amber has a somber expression today.As she wishes she could be there with all of you. to grieve,support and help out whoever or wherever need be. and I know she misses all of you.
    Wishing you guys all the best . And you`re all in my Prayers and thoughts.take care of yourselves, Sincerely Mike P.

  10. Graham C Bertrand

    06 January 2017 3 years ago

    My condolences to the family

  11. Pat. Topham and family

    06 January 2017 3 years ago

    May you find peace and comfort in the memories you cherish. Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Think of the good times laugh when you need to cry when you need to.(l still do). Thinking of yous in your time of need.


    06 January 2017 3 years ago

    rest in peace WILLY, I remember the ice gang, hunting good times MULLIGANS BAY.., trains fishing life was good…am sorry to hear he died so young but our memories live on your old friend form CHAPLEAU DUSAN CIZMAN

  13. Ian and Barbara Clegg

    06 January 2017 3 years ago

    Our condolences to the family. We fondly remember our times together in Chapleau and how our lives intertwined, rest in peace Willy

  14. Jamie Swanson

    06 January 2017 3 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, and all the family in your sorrow. Willies kind heart and rich laughter will be greatly missed. May God give you comfort and peace.

  15. Amber Way --White ( daughter )

    16 February 2017 2 years ago

    I am missing you terribly right now. I sure could use one of your talks or jokes. You always knew how to put a smile on my face. Everyday that passes I miss you more and more. It’s like…there is a hole piece of me missing. I know you wouldn’t want me to be sad. And you would want me to try to keep moving forward and carry on. And you taught how to be strong and resilient. And I am trying to figure out how to find that in these trying times. Because I want to be strong for you and for my siblings. So they do not hurt , when they see me hurting . I have to be a pillar of strength and courage to deal with this grief and loss without falling apart. Plus I know you wouldn’t want me to be overcome and overwhelmed by my grief and sadness. And although I am saddened and grieveng, what holds me together from falling apart is telling myself that your watching over me. And telling myself that your wishes dad, are for me to be as strong as I possibly can. And not to cry bc you cry when I cry. You hurt when I hurt. And I hurt when you hurt. So I try to not to cry and be positive….. or as positive as one could try to be. And most of the time I can catch the tears before they fall out of my eyes. But there are moments where I just can’t seem to hold it in. And all the tears come pouring down. When I think of you I may cry but I don’t mind….because every teardrop is for you. And each teardrop brings a memory of you in my mind. And each memory brings my frown into a slight smile. Remembering the times we had cherished. My worst fear is forgetting your voice, the way your hug felt and cleared your throat when you felt a tear. And gave a giggle . So that tear could not escape your eyes and dwell on your cheek. You always wanted to be strong for us. So I rarely saw your emotions come to surface. But I could always see your emotions by the look on your face and the look in your eyes. We had that kind of bond. We understood each other in a way no one else could. And you loved me unconditionally faults, and all. And always talked to me like I was an adult. Your did not scowled my mistakes but rather reasoned with me. AND help me realize it was dumb. Without accusation or judgements you would help me through it. I told you everything. And confided in you many times. I guess I just wanted you to know that I miss you. Especially today it seems like the tears are sneaking out. Today has been a hard day for grief but with pain comes growth. So I leave you with these words that have become my mantra on life lately.
    ” If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you cannot walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. ” ** Martin Luther King Jr **
    I love you daddy. You are still and will always be my hero 😘😚😢❤💙💋💔💓💛💗💝💞💖💜💓💜💚👄👄👄😇😇😇😗😙😘😚😍😓 missing you terribly right now 😢

  16. Glennis

    18 February 2017 2 years ago

    I know this is late but please accept my condolences. I still have a picture of Willie with Bobby and Betty Lynn from ages ago. He will be sorely missed by all.

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