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 James Phillip “Texas” White

James Phillip “Texas” White

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Death 2 Jan 2007 (aged 94)
Burial Tatamagouche, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Memorial ID 17305969 · View Source
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The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Wednesday, 1.3.2007

WHITE, James Philip "Texas" - 94, Truro and formerly of Tatamagouche, passed away January 2, 2007, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Springhill, September 25, 1912, he was a son of the late John Mark and Maggie (MacKay) White. One of the many fine athletes to come from Springhill, he played hockey for Springhill Miners, Oxford B.A., Amherst Ramblers and in A.P.C. league in Pictou in 1939. He also played baseball with Springhill and Tatamagouche, the maritime champs of 1946. Over his lifetime, Jimmie enjoyed boxing, golfing, hunting and fishing. Jimmie worked in the Springhill Mines until moving to Tatamagouche where he operated the Sellrites Store. He was a County Councilor, member of Colchester East Hants School Board and one of the founding members of the Tatamagouche Fire Department. He moved to Halifax and after 10 years with Revenue Properties, he retired to Bayhead where he lived until September 2006.

Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Spinney (MacLeod), Truro; daughter, Shirley Fessell, Florida; son, Terry, Truro; grandchildren, Linda McMullon, Boston; Carolyn Jefferson, Boston; Suzanne White, Truro; Evan White, Truro; brother, Reg (Dorothy), Springhill; Helen's family, Judy MacIntosh (Ron), Sackville; Joan MacLeod, Truro; grandchildren, Christa Shillington (Jeff), John MacIntosh, Jay MacIntosh (Lynn); great-grandchildren, Connor, Olivia, Rebecca, Spencer. He will also be missed by his devoted dog, Penny.

He was predeceased by brother, Roddy; sister, Kathleen McCormack.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 4, in Sharon United Church, Tatamagouche, Rev. Morley Bentley officiating.

Burial will be in Lockerby Memorial Cemetery, Tatamagouche. Family flowers only. Memorial donations to the Tatamagouche Fire Department or any charity would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to: coulterfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca


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  • Created by: Donald Gordon Dalrymple
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17305969
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Phillip “Texas” White (25 Sep 1912–2 Jan 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17305969, citing Lockerby Memorial Cemetery, Tatamagouche, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada ; Maintained by Donald Gordon Dalrymple (contributor 46772734) .