Richard (Rick) Alan White February 21, 1964 - September 2, 2016 It is with our hearts in a million pieces we announce the sudden passing of Rick White on September 2, 2016. Rick will be deeply missed by his wife Shannon of 17 years, parents Jim and Marcia, sister Laura, brother Mark, Aunt Lee, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, UBC colleagues, friends and board gaming buddies, and Mayer (the cat). An alumnus of the University of British Columbia, Rick received his Bachelor of Science with a major in mathematics in 1990 and his Masters of Science in Statistics in 1992. Never leaving UBC, he went on to work for the Department of Statistics after graduation doing the work he loved and was currently the Managing Director of the Applied Statistics and Data Science Group (formerly known as the Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory). He will be remembered for his love of music (Rush super fan), his incredible knowledge of history and geography that he broadened in his travels with his wife, his weird and warped sense of humour, his Sunday bike ride adventures, and his analytical mind, but mostly his big heartedness and generosity to family and friends. A celebration of Rick's life will be held on Sat. Oct 1, 2016 from 2pm-5pm at the PoCo Inn And Suites Hotel, 1545 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the BCSPCA in his memory.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Sep. 10, 2016.