UPDATE: A great Dragoon – the passing of Tpr Don White

It is with profound sadness that the Regimental Family announces the passing of Trooper Don White, a Second World War vet, on the morning of 17 June 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

Don started his long relationship with the military at age 16 and volunteered for overseas service at 18. He joined the Regiment in Italy in the fall of 1944, serving continuously in C Sqn through the Italian and NW Europe Campaigns.  Don is so very respected by the Dutch and will always be remembered as being in the lead staghound when our Regiment liberated Leeuwarden. He returned home in Jan 1946 aboard the QE1 with the last RCD contingent.

After the war, Don remained an active member and representative of the military, supported by his wonderful family.  As many know, Don was a proud Dragoon who actively supported the Dragoon family through the decades.  Eventually, he became the face of the RCD and veterans in general, particularly at Regimental celebrations both in Canada and as a national representative in Europe, particularly the Netherlands.  Additionally, he remained a proud and active member of the community in Oshawa, and the Ontario Regiment Museum.

Details of the funeral arrangements and celebration of life are being coordinated with the family and will be announced as available.
He will be remembered as a great warrior and Canadian, and our deepest condolences to his family. Don will be missed by all.
The family has kindly invited the Regimental Family to participate in the visitation and funeral/celebration of Life as follows:
12 July 1300-2000 hrs – Visitation: at the Destefano funeral home (1289 Keith Ross Drive – Oshawa)
13 July – 
Visitation 1300-1400 and Funeral 1400 at the Ontario Regiment Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N , Oshawa
Reception after – 420 Wing at the same location
Additionallly, click here to open a letter from the Regimental Patron, Marjolaine Hudon