Ernest Daniel White

SIDNEY – Ernest Daniel White, 79, of Sidney, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 20, 2023, at his residence after an illness. He was born in Waterville, on March 24, 1943. He is the son of Mary and Ernest White.

He graduated from Waterville High School and worked at the Morning Sentinel for 37 years. He was a lifelong member of the Waterville Elks Club. Following retirement, he worked odd jobs which kept him busy,active, and fit. He was a volunteer at the Sidney Food Bank.

Ernie was an avid outdoors enthusiast who enjoyed hiking, fishing, and hunting. In his later years, he relished his wintertime in Florida.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce White, who passed away 30 years ago. He is survived by his son, Dan White and wife Erica of Jefferson, daughter, Margo White and husband Andrew of Rockport, Mass.; his longtime partner, Deanna Bard of Sidney; grandchildren, Olivia Howe, Sam Howe, Basel White, and Ava White.

He is also survived by his siblings, Herbie White, Daphney Fletcher, Jo McGuire, and Maryanne White.

Ernie adored his family and spent as much time with them as possible. His unique sense of humor and kindness made him a gift to all who knew him.

Friends and family may call on Friday, Jan. 27 from 4 – 7 p.m at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine. The celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Gallant Funeral Home at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at

In lieu of flowers,

donations can be made

in his memory to:

the Sidney Food Bank

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