WHITE, Peter James

WHITE, Peter James

of Kiama

13.11.1941 – 08.01.2022

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 8th of January 2022. Much loved husband of Judith. Loving father and father-in-law of Bethany, Daniel and Kelly, Adam, Paula, and Jackie. Grandfather of Tori, Ruby, Albie, Cody, Indy, Fletcher, Holly, Jasper, Jessica, Kingston, and Leo. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Paul and Wendy, Denise and Terry (dec). Loved Uncle to Shane and Helen, Alexander and Charlie and nieces Kelly, and Rebecca.

Aged 80 Years
On his Bicycle and off to Golf

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Peter’s funeral service to be held at Stan Crapp Funeral Home, Cnr Manning & Farmer Streets Kiama on Monday, 17th of January 2022 at 12pm.

For those who are unable to attend, Peter’s family invite you to view his service online via the link below

In lieu of flowers donations to
The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
would be greatly appreciated.

Electronic Donations can be made by the link below

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  1. Peter White was a top man. The most common statement I hear from people who knew him is “a gentleman”. This is often followed up by ” except on the Rugby pitch”
    I met Peter in 1968 in Montreal when he was playing Rugby for the Town of Mount Royal Rugby Club (TMR). Whilst we played at the say club, I was no where near Peter’s level. I was told at the time that if Peter had made himself available, he would be selected to play for Canada. But that was not for Peter, he was far to modest a man for that and played for only one club, TMR.
    Peter worked as a Metallurgist at Pratt & Whitney in Canada, played Rugby in the summer and skied in the winter. Peter returned to Australia a couple of years before I did but we made contact again in Sydney through mutual friends and Mosman Rugby Union Football Club (Peter played at a higher grade than I). We subsequently finished up working for the same company, David Brown Gear Industries in Bulli with Peter full-filling the most important roll of Metallurgist and in charge of Quality Control.
    It was a pleasure to know and have continual contact with Peter over so many years. We had a number of mutual friends, colleagues and team mates who were and are spread around different places in the world. I have been delighted when contacted by any of these people in the past, informing me that they were visiting Australia from places like Canada, Asia and Europe. However it didn’t ever take long to understand that the primary reason for the personal aspect of their visit was to meet and see the legend; Peter White again! Such an impression Peter left with everyone who knew him. He is sadly missed

  2. Great memories we have of this big ,warm , gentle man,
    Di and Graham Agnew, Annie and Horst Kohl, Bruce and Robbie Whitehead and Shuvie

  3. Judith, and family,
    I was very sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. I have many fond memories of bike riding with him. My deepest sympathies.

  4. Thanks Ron for your fitting comments, I’m sure very much appreciated by his family as myself.
    Even though I knew he was a very competent rugby player (I only really saw him play at our boarding school Inveralochy where I mentioned he captained the 1st XV where he excelled) he only mentioned once that he played with a couple of ex rugby internationals (were they from England and Wales?) Before that he played in a winning Premiership rugby league team for Marcellin College Randwick in 1956.
    He certainly valued your mateship whether it was at play or when he worked for you.
    We were always very close and this was brought to the fore when my beautiful wife was taken – he was my rock!
    I will always miss our bike rides and golf games together and he will live in my heart forever.
    Little bro Paul

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