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WHITE, Sirkka-Liisa  - December 3, 1931 – February 19, 2018

It is with a heavy heart we announce Sirkka-Liisa White passed away at Victoria Manor in Lindsay.

Born in Suojarvi, Finland to parents Arajva and Lilli Peltonen. Sirkka-Liisa immigrated to Canada after the war, and on entering Canada in 1958 was employed by the Ministry of Health in a clerical position. She spoke five languages, which enabled her to help other new immigrants to Canada.

Liisa met her first husband David Ryan in 1958, and was married in November of that year. They built a home together in Nestleton and lived there until his passing due to cancer in 1988. Many years later she met her second husband Earl White and married him on September 4, 2002. They remained happily married until his passing in 2013. After living for 40 years in Nestleton, Liisa moved to Lindsay and called Victoria Manor home.

We would like to thank all the PSW’s for the care Liisa received including Castle Keep Retirement, Paramed, and CCAC over the last few years. You have been amazing to give her comfort and just to talk about every day events, especially Chester Hartman who would call Liisa twice a day, (a volunteer for Community Care). The many Doctors who cared for Liisa, I am grateful for your input as well as the knowledge I have received on looking after Liisa with dementia. If it was not for you, I would have been at a loss, knowledge is powerful.

Liisa leaves behind her sister Marja and her husband Hans Korpella, and her good friend and neighbour Debra Stephenson. It has been my pleasure and a privilege to look after you. I have enjoyed our talks and walks, and will truly miss you, my friend. So rest in peace and be with your beloved Earl White.

Private arrangements.

Donations will be to the Port Perry Uxbridge Animal Shelter or to the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choosing. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the new Uxbridge Scugog Animal Shelter, the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region or a charity of your choosing.