WHITE, Kerry Brent
Service: Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm
Location: First United Church
“After climbing a great hill – one only finds there are many more to climb”. Kerry Brent White has moved from ‘hammering’ up mountains in this lifetime to conquering them in the next. Kerry was born November 22, 1961, and passed away due to complications of a heart attack August 18, 2013.
Kerry was predeceased by his parents Arlene and Eric. Raised in Gibsons with his two siblings Charlene and Kevin, Kerry enjoyed the simple life and all the pleasures that could be had for ‘cheap’. Early on Kerry learned thriftiness, and very probably wore the lessons of his youth. “I’m not cheap – I just hate waste!”
After the birth of his daughter Kelsey in 1989, and son Nolan in 1992, Kerry was given the gift of a bike, and there began a lifelong passion/obsession for the sport of cycling. Kerry tried anything once. He was a highly competitive athlete, and a passionate participant in every activity he joined – whether on a bike, in a dragon boat, playing a mean game of crib, or simply enjoying homemade baked goods – Kerry was always ‘ALL IN’. Kerry earned the 2012 BC Masters Cycling Champion title for his age category, a feat he and others were very proud of. He lived by the mantra, “There will be a lot of complaining that today was too hard- but winners never complain. If you’re not first- you’re last.”
To his wife Debby, Kerry was and will remain the love of her life. Together they built the life they both wanted finally marrying in 2012 after 10 years together. They were happiest when together, and Debby has many happy memories of their road trips, travels, concerts, walks, talks, and special ‘date nights’. “I love you more…”
Kerry is survived by his loving wife Debby, his children Kelsey and Nolan, Deb’s kids Duncan and Graeme, his sister Charlene (brother-in-law Bob, nieces Amy and Robyn), his brother Kevin (partner Yvonne), and many special friends.
A special thank you to Geoff and Jason who made Kerry’s passing easier to bear with their quiet presence and strength. Kerry and Debby would also like to thank the staff of the Kelowna ICU (specifically nurses Connie and Jenny) for their kind and compassionate care.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm at First United Church,15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077. No flowers please- donations in Kerry’s memory can be made to the ride2survive at:
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