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Treva White

January 22, 1956May 6, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Treva Dianne White (Doud). On May 6th, 2021 Treva lost her fight with glioblastoma. Treva’s cancer was very aggressive and debilitating over the last 18 months of her life, but Treva retained her unstoppable kindness to her final day. Treva was predeceased by her mother Dorothy; father Edwin; brother Curtis; sister Candyce and her sister-in-law Liz. Treva is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Grant; children: Danah, Shauna (Gord), Jarred (Lorna) and Laura (Dustin); siblings: Lorne, Wendy (Doug) and Nevin (Brenda); sisters-in-law Cheryl (Dave) and Gail (John) and brothers-in-law: Tom (Sheila), Greg (Jackie) and Brian. Her greatest joy were her grandchildren: Tyler (Johnelle), Kyla, Geri, Alicia, Danielle, Payton, Bailey, Brooke, Cole and Ash and numerous nieces and nephews.

Treva was born on January 22, 1956 in Weyburn and spent the first part of her childhood on the farm in the Radville area. Her family moved to the Lansdowne district when Treva was seven. Treva attended Kipling School. In November of 1973, Treva married her soul mate, Grant. They began their life together on the White family farm in the Lansdown District. They had a love like no other. Treva and Grant were inseparable for 48 years. Their love for each other was strong and enduring. Treva and Grant worked side by side building their ranching operation. Treva drove silage truck, baled, picked bales, chased cows and she never backed away from any job that needed doing. The farm started with hogs and progressed through horses, beef cattle and a cow-calf herd.

While growing the farm, Treva had her first child, Danah in 1974. Shauna followed in 1978, Jarred in 1982 and Laura in 1984. She planted a large garden, enjoyed reading and watching baseball and curling. She loved making jams and jellies, baked amazing bread and loved entertaining.

Treva’s big heart created a warm home that became the gathering place for family and friends. Treva loved cooking for anyone and everyone and she had a way of making it look effortless, whether it was supper for four or supper for 70. She could whip together a meal out of any thing and no one ever left hungry. She packed gourmet meals to anyone in the field, even when she was also working on a tractor in the same field. The first of the grandkids was born in 1996. Nine more followed over the next 25 years with the last being born in July of 2020. After Treva’s surgery her prognosis was poor, but she was absolutely determined to hold her last grandchild and she was able to enjoy as much time as she could over the next ten months.

Treva was a really good mother but she was an even better Grandma. Her grandkids were the centre of her world. Farm Treva was always ready for a sleep over and the kids would bring “secret” well packed bags just in case Grandma said yes and they knew she would never say no. They also knew there was going to be at least one coke float, maybe two over the course of the sleepover. She baked with them, played hide and seek, they rode with her in the tractor and told her tall tales. When one of the grandkids was asked what they would miss the most about Grandma the answer was “Everything.”

When their kids were young vacations were spent camping and on trail rides with the horses. When the grandkids started to join the trips, riding mountain was a favourite destination that had corrals for the horses and a great camping spot. There was no power, but somehow Treva still managed to put together wonderful meals when everyone gathered back at the camp site in the evening. Treva and Grant started traveling more after the kids had all left home. Treva seen Scotland, Vegas, Alaska, Nashville, the Maritimes, Vancouver Island and many other locations. She was always excited to plan her next trip.

Treva was very generous. She regularly donated to the food bank, heart and stroke foundation, the Lung Foundation and the Kipling United Church. She served on the Co-op board and was a long-standing member of the UCW.

The White family would like to thank the hospital and care home staff in Kipling for the wonderful care Treva received. We would also like to extend our thanks to our community for the kind words, meals, visits and gifts received. It was truly heartwarming to see the impact Treva had on everyone in her life.

Due to graveside service restrictions, a private family service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lansdowne Memorial Gardens, care of Donna Cross, Box 722, Kipling, SK S0G 2S0.

Services

  • Due to graveside service restrictions, a private family service will be held.

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Morley and Kathy Gamble

May 26, 2021

Grant and family,

We were very sorry to hear of Treva's passing. Treva was an upbeat, friendly lady and we will miss our visits at the farm. Our thoughts are with you.

Sincerely - Morley and Kathy

Kathy Douglas-Milgaard

May 22, 2021

So sorry to hear about Treva's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you in the tough journey ahead.

Kathy Douglas-Milgaard

Jeanette Cross

May 16, 2021

Treva was my closest neighbour when I lived at the farm. Many times we visited back and forth to share memories, laughter and some sadness at times. To all her family, I will remember those happy times forever.

Eli Barsi

May 12, 2021

We are saddened by this great loss. I will remember Treva as a beautful lady inside and out who was always so cheery, friendly and kind to everyone. I appreciate the times that I went to their farm as she always made me feel so welcome. May she now be rejoicing with loved ones, safe and pain free in the arms of Jesus. Deepest condolences to the family and prayers for peace & comfort at this sad time.
Eli & John

Donna Cross

May 11, 2021

Dear Grant, Danah, Shauna, Jared, and Laura and families. I am so sorry for your loss. Treva was a person to respect and emulate and I have no doubt that her influence will live on in her family for many years to come. But it is very sad to say goodbye and my heart hurts for all who loved her.

Don and Heather Trail

May 10, 2021

Deepest condolences Grant and family. One of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever meet, always looked forward to running into her. Hope you can find some comfort in your memories. May she Rest In Peace.

Sharon and Les Wyatt

May 10, 2021

Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Curtis and Elsie Pearson

May 10, 2021

Dear Grant and family and the Doud and White families,
So very sorry to hear of your great loss. Sometimes life seems so unfair. May cherished memories keep her just a thought away.
Curtis and Elsie

Ellen McGuire

May 10, 2021

Sending my deepest condolences to the White and Doud families. May the memories you shared help you through this difficult times.

Albert Edwards

May 10, 2021


Dear Grant and Family
In our hearts love lives on and nothing beautiful is ever forgotten.
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Our Deepest Condolences
Allie & Shirley

FROM THE FAMILY