Dr. Philip Anthony White passed away, after a short illness, on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at the age of 70. Survived by his loving wife Marlies; two sons: Philip Arthur (Annette) and their son Aidan of Kelowna, Andrew Piers (Jennine) and their children Ella and Finnley of Hong Kong and his sister Valerie Brown of the UK. Predeceased by his father Philip and mother Evelyn.

Dr. Philip White served as the Medical Director and one of the original Chairs of the BC Cancer Agency’s Family

Practice Oncology Network since its establishment in 2002. Under his leadership, the Network developed its

nationally renowned General Practitioner in Oncology

Training Program. Dr. White also led the development and

publication of a collection of cancer care guidelines

customized specifically for family physicians. A highly

regarded family physician in Kelowna and Chief of Staff at Kelowna General Hospital from 1983 to 2001, Dr. White had the insight, the expertise and the charm to drive the

Network’s success. He was an active member as well of the Doctors of BC, a board member of Ovarian Cancer Canada and took part enthusiastically in many other initiatives

dedicated to improving primary care oncology.

A private family service will be held. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dr. White’s name may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation,


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