Chad Frederick Donald Whyte

1936 – 2015

Chad was born on July 6, 1936 in Windsor, Ontario, the fourth of five sons. He spent the first 25 years of his life in Windsor and Toronto, before moving to Vancouver in 1962. He moved to Pitt Meadows in 1974 and became a blueberry farmer four years later. He was a councillor for the Municipality of Pitt Meadows from 1984 to 1993. Chad passed away in the Ridge Meadows Hospital on September 19, 2015.
Predeceased by his brothers Jim, Bob and Doug, he is survived by his brother George of Windsor, Ontario. He leaves behind Lucille, his wife of 45 years, and his amazing children Zak (and his partner Samantha), Tai and Azia.
A loving and generous man, Chad touched the lives of many individuals in remarkable and unforgettable ways. He will always be remembered and sorely missed by his loving family and friends. No funeral by request. A celebration of his life will follow at a later date.

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  1. I just learned of Chad’s passing this morning. He was a real gentleman and will be truely missed. My condolences to the family.

  2. Ken and Bonnie Whyte

    Sorry to hear that Uncle Chad passed. We will miss his sense of humor and good nature. We will cherish the memories of his funny stories and adventures. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. RIP.

  3. David and Vera Card

    Dave and I are so sorry to hear about Chad’s passing. He was a true gentleman. We will very much miss just sitting and talking with him. It is hard to believe he has passed on. The family must be devastated. Our prayers are with you.

  4. Gerry and Alice Whyte

    We are so sorry to hear of Chad’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our kids only met him a couple times but remember him well for his quirky humour. He will be missed.

  5. Our deepest sympathy. Chad had a super sense of humor. Great having our daily coffee with him at Tim Horton’s .

  6. Brian and Sue Hope

    Sincere condolences to Chad’s family. Chad was a ‘one-off’. He will be sadly missed by his many friends in the community. I hope they allow blue cover-alls where he has gone.

    Rest In peace Chad old friend

  7. Hi. I grew up not to far from the Whyte’s. I use to babysit for the family. I remember many a good barn dances. My dad John Edmundson and Chad would discuss everything from farming to politics.

    May you rest in peace
    Lisa Edmundson

  8. Sue, Wade and Vicki Lum

    So sorry to hear of Chad’s passing. He was a very generous man allowing us to ride through his farm and inviting us to pick corn. Our condolences go to Lucille and family. Chad’s spirit will continuing living forever.

  9. Lucille,
    Someone you know dying always comes prematurely, especially Chad who seemed to be one of the next generation after your father Leung and my mother Sarah. I forget that you and I are of the same generation. Although we interacted remotely, I do remember the dinner in your garden where Chad had mother plant a tree, a thoughtful gesture on your part and a meaningful one for Sarah, Shannon and me. I will be thinking of you Lucille and of the entire clan going back to 1949 when Leung and Art and families left Shanghai and returned to British Columbia. Be well.

  10. It was with great sorrow that I read of the passing of Chad. He was a friend and a political colleague but beyond that he was a mentor to me during our years together on city Council. I remember the year I first ran for Council. We all made grandiose promises but Chad only made one and that was to think. He kept his promise. Diana and I will miss his sense of humour and his grey coveralls but mostly his friendship. Our condoleces to Lucille and his three children of whom he was so proud.

  11. Karen Williams (Nee Ouwehand)

    I learned of Chad’s passing today and felt compelled to write my thoughts. I knew Chad for most of my life, having been born and raised in Pitt Meadows. Chad sat on council with my Mom, Ruth Campbell (Ouwehand) and Chad and Lu quickly became friends of our family. Chad’s laugh was infectious and his smile genuine. I’ll never forget when he skydived into his own 60th birthday party at the amazement of everyone and utter surprise of Lu. He was a lucky man to have the family he did, and the love of a community. Chad, you will be missed and thought of often. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

  12. Kevin and Audra Severinski

    Sorry for your loss. Chad will be missed greatly. We enjoyed all the times having coffee and donuts, “solving the worlds problems”. Chad was a true gentleman with a great sense of humour. He was always willing to help – “chaldu ” and spoke highly of his family whom he loved very much. Praying for you.

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