Shane White Obituary, Death – Shane White, who was also known by the moniker “Whitey,” was a much-loved member of the Shipley Rural Fire Department and a fantastic friend to a great number of us. Shane passed away in 2016. Today, our hearts are breaking as we grieve the passing of Shane, who was more often referred to as “Whitey.” Yesterday was his last day on earth.
Shane was an experienced member of our brigade who was known for his selflessness and acquired a great deal of respect as a direct result of the acts he took as a result of those qualities. He held a special place in each and every one of our hearts, one that will never be filled again. When he joined the Blackheath/Mt. Victoria Brigade in 1993, he made his debut in the firefighting industry as a volunteer firefighter.
This was his first job in the firefighting sector. After serving his time there, he was transferred to the Shipley Brigade, where he very quickly established himself as a vital member of our larger extended family. His stint there was then followed by his transfer. Shane’s unflinching dedication and unending excitement have been an inspiration to others around him for the past three decades, and as a result, a remarkable benchmark has been established as a direct result of his efforts.
We would want to use this opportunity to convey to Shane, on behalf of the Brigade as well as the larger community that dwells in the Blue Mountains, our most sincere gratitude for all that he has done for us. Shane has demonstrated an unshakeable dedication to supporting both of these communities by performing an astounding amount of work for both of them. He is also incredibly passionate about doing so. During this extremely difficult time, our heartfelt thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with Shane’s family as well as his many friends and fellow RFS staff members. We are truly sorry for your loss. We are aware that you must be going through a really difficult period right now as a group. Ross Alderson, also known as Captain Ross Alderson