Muriel Ivy White
Celebration of Life

Wednesday July 24, 2:00 pm Salvation Army Community Church Cobourg

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Muriel Ivy White

February 19, 1928 - July 5, 2019

Passed away peacefully at Victoria Retirement Living, July 5, 2019 in her 92nd year.  Muriel was the beloved wife of the late Roland (Roly) White.  Mother of the late Karen Nolasco.  Grandmother to Meeghan Nolasco and Brent Nolasco (Krystal).  Great-grandmother to Paxton and Pierson.  Sister of Derek Mawby (Diana).  She also will be remembered by her cousins, especially Muriel Sharp and Charles Mawby.  Muriel will be greatly missed by her family and friends, the musicians of the Concert Band of Cobourg, and especially by the theatrical community in which she was an integral member of the hair and makeup crew of Northumberland Players for over thirty-five years.  A Celebration of Life will take place Wednesday July 24, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Salvation Army Community Church, 59 Ballantine Street, Cobourg.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Muriel may be made to a charity of choice.  Online condolences can be made through

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Wendy Holmes - August 1, 2019

I am so sorry to have missed this special life celebration. Muriel was a Wonder Woman. Never once did I worry when she was working on a show I stage managed. Loved by all

Jeanette Allenbick - July 25, 2019

The Celebration of Life for Muriel was wonderful and the whole service was uplifting. Heartfelt condolences to the family........Jan

Linda CArdie - July 21, 2019

Lady Muriel...forever a Lady! You will be missed!

Astrid Nordholt - July 18, 2019

She was such a lovely lady! I have been blessed by knowing her as a neighbour for the past eight years. May she reap her eternal reward!

Cori Arthur - July 17, 2019

I'm truly sorry to hear about Muriel's passing. I can still hear her voice in the makeup room as she patiently 'did our hair' for our performances. She'd always have funny family stories to share with us to calm our nerves. My deepest sympathy to friends and family.... Cori Arthur

Sue La Berge - July 15, 2019

Hi Brent and Meagan:Joe and I are very sorry to hear the news about Muriel's death. We have known her since we moved to Castleton in 1979. She was a very valued member of the Castleton Women's Institute since about 1971 and she will be missed by everyone. We have been blessed to have known her.Sue and Joe La Berge.

Roberta Clark - July 13, 2019


Susanne Pacey - July 11, 2019

I have known Muriel since she started with the Northumberland Players. It was always a pleasure talking with her then and whenever I happened to run into her socially. She was a kind, lovely person and I will miss her.My heart-felt condolences to her family.

Brad Halls - July 9, 2019

The death of such a soul as Muriel White leaves the world a less beautiful place. During my 35+ years in Cobourg, I had the deep privilege of knowing Muriel and Roly very well through my years of involvement with the Northumberland Players and my many opportunities to collaborate with the Cobourg Concert Band. Muriel always spoke softly, but what she said always demonstrated her warmth, kindness and willingness to contribute so much to the success of all those around her. I know few other people who always seemed to have a positive outlook on the world around her, no matter the personal challenges she may have faced. A more gentle, supportive woman is hard to imagine. She will live in the memory of the multitudes of people she touched through her life.

Robert & June Beacher - July 9, 2019

We remember Muriel with great affection & were glad that she was able to visit us in 2013 when she came to England with Meeghan. Our sympathy goes out to Meeghan & Brent who were so special to her.Our son, Martin, and his wife will be attending the funeral.June (who was her cousin) and Robert Beacher.

Bea and Brian - July 8, 2019

Muriel has been a great lady to know. We shall miss her calls and our outings very much. You will for ever go camping with us in our hearts. Good bye dear friend. We are so sad for her family and her other friends, we will all miss her.

Margaret Hilborn - July 7, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:


Paul & Janice Hall - July 6, 2019

Dear Meghan & Brent,Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this most difficult time. We often think of you. We knew Roly, Muriel and your Mom from when they first came to Canada. Recalling wonderful memories of our time we all spent together. Huge tight hugs,Paul & JaniceXOX

Maureen Holloway - July 5, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Players

Maureen Holloway - July 5, 2019

Muriel will be missed by the many actors who wore her wonderful hairstyles on stage. She entertained us in the Green Room with her stories and educated many young actors about styling their hair appropriately for the period. I will also miss her humour at the table. What a life she led until the end!

Cathie edison - July 5, 2019

So sad to hear of the passing of this gracious lady.42

Sharon Rathbone - July 5, 2019

I met Muriel over thirty years ago while doing a theatrical performance at Greenwood Tower Inn in Port Hope. Over the years we worked together on many shows.When I visited Muriel recently, as always, she was upbeat, positive, friendly, polite and a true lady.My condolences to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. All of us will miss her.