Anthony "Tony" White

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Anthony "Tony" White

February 16, 1941 - May 1, 2019

White - Anthony (Tony) Stanley Manson    Quietly, at home with his wife and sons, and after a short illness, Tony White died on May 1, 2019.  Beloved husband of Catherine (Chittenden). Immensely proud father of David White (Robyn Scott) of Tasmania, Australia, and Major Peter White (Captain Lisa Borys) of Kingston, Ontario. Incredibly impressed grandfather of James and Ivy (Tasmania). Dear brother of Harry (Jane), Ted (Francoise), Tim (2011) and Elizabeth (Andrew Czernik).  Uncle to many. As sole owner of Aurora York Insurance Company for many years, Tony's exemplary customer service earned him the loyalty and admiration of his extensive clientele and the larger insurance industry.  Awarded community volunteer and former board member at CMHA, York Region Literacy Assn, Ontario Literary Assn., Grafton Historical Cemetery board. He will be greatly missed by his yearly fishing crew (The Clamfishers), his many friends at Lake Cecebe and all his new friends in the Grafton/Cobourg community where he and Cathy have lived for the past 12 years.  A lover of the outdoors, good parties, many dogs and his family life at his cottage which he designed and built in 1973. A gentle, kind and generous husband, father, grandfather and brother as well as a long-term friend to many. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at MacCoubrey funeral home, 30 King Street. East, Cobourg on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 4 pm to 7 pm A service of remembrance will be held at St. Andrews United Church, Grafton on the Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1 pm. Reception to follow at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, at 30 King Street East, Cobourg from 3 pm to 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences at


Mary Balfour - May 13, 2019

Cathy,I have been away until yesterday and only learned this morning the sad news about Tony.I would have ofcourse been at the funeral last week had I been in Canada but it was not to be. My personal memories go back over fifty years to visiting you both in your first house. Or was it when you lived in an apartment on Castlefield? In any case it was always a great pleasure to see him. He was always so warm and welcoming. I hear from Francoise that you were all there at the end. How fitting.My thoughts are with you and your family at this sorrowful time.Affectionately,Mary Balfour

Sue, Wayne, Gillian Borys - May 12, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society Ontario SPCA

Sue, Wayne, Gillian Borys - May 12, 2019

Sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Are thoughts are with all your family.

Glen & Judy Woodin - May 7, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:


Frank & Mimi Liska - May 7, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:


Rosemary - May 6, 2019

Dear Cathy,What a loss. I remember Tony as the consummate gentle man who put up with our team functions in his home and the sometimes loud laughter and very open discussions related to our team's area of focus. I do hope to see you soon. Fondly,Rosemary

susan merrill (mcrae) and family - May 6, 2019

Our sincerest condolences...

Libby (Power) McKibbin - May 5, 2019

Dear Cathy,I saw your husband’s obituary in the Globe and Mail and wanted you to know how sorry I am for your loss. We seem to be arriving at the time in our lives where we are beginning to lose family members and good friends. My thoughts are with you at this sad and difficult time.Affectionately,Libby

Cyntha Elson - May 5, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Diabetes Foundation

Cynthia Elson - May 5, 2019

Dear Cathy and Family,Tony will be dearly missed. He was a vibrant personality who cared for his family and,Cynthia and the Elson family

Tom and Sherry Mooney - May 4, 2019

Many fond memories of knowing Tony for 65 years on Lake Cecebe. We will miss him. Our condolences to Cathy, David, Peter and all the family.

Tom and Sherry Mooney - May 4, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Toronto Sickkids Hospital

Carole Payne - May 3, 2019

Dear Cathy, White,I’m so very, very sorry to hear this very sad news. Thinking of you and your boys. Will hope to see you during the week. Know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Carole

Linda and Jim Manning - May 3, 2019

Sincere condolences, Cathy, to you and your family. I am Sue Borys' cousin and live east of Cobourg. We waved to you across the balcony at a concert in Trinity Church about a year ago. Pete and Lisa had come over to say hello. Thinking of you and hoping to say hello at the visitation on Wed.

Jim doyle - May 3, 2019

I was sorry to hear of the passing of Tony. You are in my thoughts.

Logan Naftel - May 3, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Christian & Patrizia Scenna - May 2, 2019

Dear Pete, Mrs. White and family,We are saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Mr. White. His passion life, nature and dogs are just a few things that we will always remember about him. Growing up some of my fondest memories were visiting your family home in Aurora, seeing your dad sitting behind the newspaper in the family room. At this time our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let the memories of your fathers life provide you with comfort during this challenging time.Sincerely, Christian & Patrizia Scenna

Rick & Linda Irvine - May 2, 2019

Dear Cathy and family, We were shocked and saddened to hear of Tony's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take care, Rick & Linda