In Memory of Stuart White of Carleton Place


Across the street from my home The White family have been a fixture on Campbell Street in Carleton Place for years. Stuart and Joyce have always been good friends, and my family was heartbroken when Stuart passed away a few years ago. He and my late husband shared the same birthday, and always managed to slip in some conversation during the week.

Stuart passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the age of 76. In an almost ironic twist of fate almost a year later my husband passed away in 2014. I would like to think the both of them are chewing the fat up there somewhere, and when I found these pictures of Stuart today in the 1969 Carleton Place Canadian in the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum files I had to post it.



Obituary WHITE, Stuart
Suddenly at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the age of 76. Loving husband of Joyce (nee Blair). Dear father of Bill, Bob (Donna) and Blair (Teri). Proud grandfather of Christine, Amy, Ashley, Lindsey, Courtney, Ben and Emmett. Predeceased by his sister Madeline Godin and his brother Garry White .

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Photo Bob White

Image may contain: 20 people, people smiling, people sittingPhoto Ashley White

Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, people standing and suitHappy Anniversary Blair White and Teri White.. When I first met Blair he lived across the street from me and he looked more like Ben White here who does not look like this anymore nor does Emmett White LOL

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, people sitting, people eating, table, food and indoorSome days you just miss your neighbours.. White Family Christmas 2017 Photo and Grandma’s Joyce White of Innisville and Carleton Place 82nd Birthday 🎄Its been 2 years since we have been able to all get together at Christmas with our favourite lady. Cherish each day and hold it close to your heart.

Image may contain: 1 person, standing and childBill White–This pic taken around the middle 70 Arena Upper Hall


About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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