Canada Garden: Warren Lee Canada

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Warren Lee Canada

We are sad, but relieved that his struggle is over.  Warren loved us all so much and we will miss him every day.  Thank you to Rachel for taking this picture just a few short weeks ago while she and Judson and the babies came to visit.  I am so proud that both of my boys came back home to visit with Warren as soon as they learned the news of his illness.

And thank you to my mama and PJ and Jeff who inspired us to take one last trip to the Cozy Dog.  Warren hadn't wanted to go anywhere, didn't want to eat much of anything.  But the minute someone said something about going to the Cozy Dog, he was ready to go. . . In his pajamas. . .  Well, why not?  We had a great time and made another sweet memory.  Here is the obituary:

Warren Lee Canada, 75, of Springfield, died at 4:15 pm, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at his home. He was born January 13, 1937 in Karnak, IL to Ray and Lois Laverne Smith Canada. He married Vivian A. Hausman on September 4, 1959 at Metropolis, IL and she survives.

Also surviving are one son Mark (Kynda) Canada of Springfield; two grandsons, Judson (Rachel) Jones and Isaac Jones; two great grandchildren, Betsy Helen and Kyle Warren Jones; two sisters, Earline Welton of Ann Arbor, MI and Brenda (Tim) Atchinson of Jackson, MI; a special sister-in-law, Lydia Canada of Ann Arbor, MI and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents; three brothers James, William and Robert Canada and two sisters, Mildred Holshouser and Margaret McMullen preceded him in death.

Warren was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Era. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He loved golfing and played almost daily after retirement. He was on a bowling league and was an avid Cub and Illini fan. He formerly was a fast pitch softball pitcher for the Baptist Team.

He retired from Borden Chemical Company in Illiopolis on June 1, 1999, after 29 years of service.
Visitation: 5-7 pm, Friday, October 12, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 7 pm, Friday, October 12, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Chaplain John Nelson officiating.

Burial will be at 11 am, Monday, October 15, 2012 at Woodville Cemetery, in Kevil, KY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight or to Memorial Home Hospice.

1 comment:

Sissy said...

I'm so glad we got to visit with him again this year. He was a dear man. Love your post. Love you all.