A lifetime resident of the area, Cory White passed away at the Carefor Hospice in Cornwall on Tuesday, January 28, 2013, following a courageous two year battle with cancer. He was 29.
Cory was born in Winchester on October 25, 1983, to his parents Paul and Karon White (nee Keeler).
He attended Dixon’s Corners Public, Nationview Public School and Seaway District High School. Following high school, Cory took a course for heavy equipment, but didn’t finish because of his illness.
Cory had a big heart, and he cared about others. He was always the first person to volunteer to help out others, even if it meant going out of his way. He would help anyone in need.
Since he was a young boy, Cory had a passion for baseball. He grew up to play in the big leagues and was very talented. He played center field and rarely ever missed a game. One of Cory’s biggest achievements was in 2011, when he was a member of the Cornwall Rockies slow pitch team that won the NSA WORLDSERIES.
This was his proudest moment in baseball, and he and his good friend and cousin Troy White earned beautiful rings in recognition of this victory.
Cory was well respected by fellow ball players and these players were very supportive to Cory throughout his illness.
To Cory: Words cannot explain how much I miss you. You gave me the best moments in life…like proposing to me on the ball field at home plate and a beautiful baby girl. Your two daughters, Hannah and Makenna, have your big brown eyes and cheesy smile.It’s just like looking at you.
You fought a courageous battle from start to finish, and you held your head high and never complained.
Sometimes I don’t know how I’m going to move on in life. After your second surgery you said these words that I’m trying so hard to live by, “why cry and be sad about this when we can spend every moment happy together”. These words will forever remain in my heart. I will think about you every day, and I will tell your daughters stories about you and show them pictures of you. You have been an inspiration to everyone. My time with you may have been cut short, but I’m very thankful and blessed for the short time we had together because those days were the best days of my life. Thank you for loving me.
To my husband, my rock, I love you unconditionally because you made my heart whole and remember love doesn’t run, love doesn’t hide and surely we both didn’t back down from this fight.
Until I see you again until then, Goodbye from your loving wife Janelle White
Cory is survived by his wife Janelle and his daughters Hannah and Makenna; his parents Paul and Karon White (nee Keeler) of R.R.# 2 Brinston; his brothers Curtis (Kathy) of Burlington and Chris (Crystal) of Morrisburg; and his paternal grandmother Berneice Keeler of Prescott.
He was the son-in-law of Jean-Guy Lamarche (Debbie) of Cornwall and Suzanne Seguin of Cornwall; brother-in-law of Shane Seguin of Kingston, Sheena MacLeod (Chris) of Cornwall and Guy Lamarche (Samantha Miller) of Cornwall; and grandson-in-law of Leonard and Josee Lamarche of Cornwall.
Cory will be fondly remembered by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Friday, February 1st at 11 a.m., with Rev. Marcel Charette officiating. Spring interment will be at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston.
Pallbearers were Curtis White, Chris White, Troy White, Terry White, Jason Roderick, Jamie Roderick, Nathan Markell and Calvin Collison.
Donations to the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.