Warren Lee Canada
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.
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Uncle Wonkie was a good man and always fun to be around. I will fondly carry his memory with me in my heart. No matter where I was, I always received a Christmas card from him and Aunt Vivian.
What a great and loving uncle. Enjoyed visiting with him before his passing. He was "Wonkie" right to the end. I will miss the joy and laughter he brought to my life. Love ya Wonk!
Love you uncle wonke. We sill miss you so much. You are in a better pain free place now. Cathy, heather Brian
Vivian, we are thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. Karnak has lost two of it's favorite children with the passing of Mildred and Wonkie. You are in our prayers.
To all the Family and Friends of Warren Lee Canada, We offer our deepest sympathy and condolences. We appreciate his service to our country. We will remember him, and all of you, in our prayers, and ask you to do the same for us, and all our family. May God grant him everlasting Peace, Happiness, and Rest. Amen.
Amanda Rogers posted on 3/28/13
Uncle Wonkie made me feel special and loved everytime I saw him. He is one of the funniest and most soft-hearted people I have ever met. I cherish the time I got to spend with him before he passed. We lost one of our best - but heaven gained an angel.