Canadian Medical Association

Vancouver; University of Ottawa, 1992; nephrology. Died July 29, 2018, aged 50. Survived by his wife, Dr. C. Fiona MacPherson. His obituary stated: “After medical school he completed his pediatric nephrology fellowship, and after a [kidney] transplant he and Fiona moved to Vancouver, where he became a part of the Renal Program at the BC Children’s Hospital. This was where he shone, no longer being tied to dialysis. He was now able to travel to many conferences, panels and committees working to better the knowledge of kidney disease. He did much research, and he saw many children suffering from renal disease and helped them deal with the disease. He also taught at the University of British Columbia medical school. At the end of 2017, Dr. White was awarded the Wilma Crockett Memorial Award, which recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to patient care in British Columbia. In 2015 he had a massive heart attack, which destroyed his transplanted kidney as well as the use of his legs. Much of his life since then was spent in hospitals. He could not have done this without the ongoing, 24-7 care of his wife, who worked so hard to see that he had a good quality of life. She worked tirelessly for him, and is a hero in her own right.”