Jeannie White (née Chafe)

Passed Away August 6, 2022
August 10, 2022 16 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with overwhelming sadness and happy memories that our family announce the peaceful passing of Jeannie White (née Chafe), age 66, in Sherwood Park, Alberta on August 6, 2022.

Predeceased by her mother Jean Chafe, father Kevin Chafe, and brother Doug Chafe. She is survived by her loving husband Glenn White, daughters Katie and Cassie White, brother Geoff Chafe (Darlene Chafe) and sister Karen Chafe (Glenn Stacey), as well as many other family and friends.

After being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2016, she eventually beat cancer in 2017 and lived in remission for the remainder of her life. She remained a fighter until her last day, despite multiple health issues in her last years.

Jeannie is remembered for her strength and courage, as well as her sense of humour and kindness. She was an amazing mother and wife. The deep void left by her absence will never be replaced.

We continue to appreciate the support from everyone who knew Jeannie. We encourage everyone to share memories and stories they have of her.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the home Jeannie and Glenn shared together in Sherwood Park, Alberta, on August 20, 2022. This date would have been Jeannie’s 67th birthday.

(P.S. Mom if you’re reading this from above, we are sorry for any spelling and grammar mistakes- you were always the person who edited anything we ever wrote- Love Katie and Cassie)

  1. Katie and Cassie my heart goes out to you. Please call if you ever need anything. Hugs

  2. I feel incredibly heartbroken, and yet incredibly lucky to have had such a humorous and loving aunt as Jeannie. I feel blessed to have shared so many laughs and memories throughout the years, most recently at the Tom Petty tribute concert at the River Cree. Lots of singing, dancing, games and laughs were had that night and it will forever be held dear in my heart. Although it brings sadness to think there will not be any new memories with Jeannie (like no more asking for sleepovers with Katie and Cassie by pretending to be already asleep in the car) it brings a smile to my face knowing Jeannie was able to laugh when a laugh was much needed. She had an amazing sense of humour and a contagious smile. I will never forget the food she would whip up during Katie and I’s ravenous “study” sessions (which as she put it once- we’re mostly just us complaining or gossiping). Jeannie was so accepting and caring of others, and will forever be loved and remembered in all of our hearts.

    • Beautiful tribute Anna❤️

  3. My dearest Sissy. You were not supposed to leave this soon. That was not part of the plan. We were supposed to find that sandy beach sunset, relaxing on adirondack chairs and sipping wine. I always looked up to you. I will love you forever. You will never be replaced. I’ll do my best to be the best aunti to your beautiful daughters. They are my heart ❤️

  4. So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing Karen (Chafe). You are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Jeannie…

  5. So devastating to hear this news – so deeply unfair. I have so many good memories of your mom – I’ll always think of her making food for us in the kitchen (cream of mushroom soup) or calling us up from your basement crawlspace, or comforting me at 2am when I was homesick. Your mom will always feel like gentleness and safety and a soft Newfoundland accent.

  6. So devastating to hear this news – so deeply unfair. I have so many good memories of your mom – I’ll always think of her making food for us in the kitchen (cream of mushroom soup) or calling us up from your basement crawlspace, or comforting me at 2am when I was homesick. Your mom will always feel like gentleness and safety and a soft Newfoundland accent.

  7. To Karen and family, condolences on your loss.

  8. My deepest condolences and love to Jeannie’s family in this difficult time. I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie a couple summers ago when Katie invited me to one of Cassie’s parties. Getting to know Jeannie, as one of Katie’s best friends, is something I will always cherish. I got to enjoy many laughs with Katie and her family, mostly at Katie’s expense, and I will never forget how caring and funny Jeannie was.

    I am blessed to have gotten to know Jeannie and know that her spirit lives on through her incredible family.

  9. Glenn, Katie, Cassie and family, sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.

  10. Sincere condolences on the passing of Jeannie. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. My condolences to Jeannie’s family and friends. She was a lovely lady who will be missed. I feel very lucky to have known her.

  12. Jeannie, when I hear the saying “heart of gold”, I think of you. Thank you for always treating me like one of the family and welcoming me with open arms. I always thought of you as my second mom.

    I appreciate all you did for Katie, Cassie, and I throughout our teenage years and on. I honestly don’t know what we would have done without you. You were always so kind, encouraging, had the best sense of humour and had a laugh I’ll never forget. Thank you for everything, seriously.

    You will always be sincerely loved and never forgotten. My condolences and biggest hugs to the White family.

    With love,

    Shanelle ❤️

  13. I felt incredibly sad when I heard the news about your passing. You were so kind the times I came to visit and you always made me feel welcome for conversation.

    I have good memories of coming over to play radio bingo along with hearing you talk about the bison you were happy to see at Elk Island National Park.

    My heart goes out to all the family and friends affected by this loss.

  14. Rest In Peace Jeanie. Jeanie, Cassie and Katie were visiting St. John’s a few years back, Jeanie loved to go out and get a good old scoff of Chips, Dressing and Gravy. This is a St. John’s favourite from many of the local fish and chip joints. It’s kind of a thing you treat yourself to once in a while. Well, Jeanie had it a few times during her short visit as she loved it so much. I came home to the house one day and I said, “what did you folks get for food today “ Jeanie sort of said, with a grin, “I had Chips, Dressing and Gravy”. I said “Again! You Savage! So from that point on she became the Chips Dressing and Gravy Savage. I hope you have as many as you want now. Love Glenn # 2.

  15. GLENN KATIE CASSIE ,WE WERE REALLY SHOCKED TO HEAR OFF JEANNIE,S PASSING.SHE WAS SUCH A LOVING PERSON,GOOD MOTHER AND GOOD WIFE.SHE WILL BE DEARLY MISSED.LOVE TO YOU ALL.R.I.P. JEANNIE.WITH ALL ARE LOVE AND BLESSING DARWIN @ROSE.

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