William "Bill" E. Canaan

Born: Sun., Mar. 21, 1954
Died: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 25, 2018
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Feb. 25, 2018
Location: Frame Funeral Home

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ELDRED — William E. “Bill” Canaan, 63, passed away on Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2018) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness.
Born on March 31, 1954, in Bradford, he was a son of Everal and Winifred Fitzsimmons Canaan.
Bill was a 1972 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and had lived in the Eldred and Duke Center area his entire life. He had been employed by the Dresser Clark Manufacturing Company in Olean for 17 years and later the Pittsburgh Corning Co. in Port Allegany for six years and then at the Ethan Allen Furniture Co. in Eldred for eight years. In 2015 he retired from the T. D. Canaan Co. in Eldred as a truck driver.
Bill was a member of the Eldred American Legion Post 887 and the Eldred Private Myron Burns VFW Post 2092. He was an avid reader and loved cooking and was known by his family and friends as an excellent cook. Bill also enjoyed socializing with his friends, who enjoyed his easy-going personality. And after his retirement he was a loyal full-time caregiver for his 92 year old mother until he passed away.
Surviving in addition to his mother of Eldred are a son, Robert Canaan of Duke Center; a daughter, Jennifer (Brian Welka) Canaan of Little Valley, N.Y.; a grandson, Frankie Welka; three brothers, Raymond (Gloria) Canaan of Winder, Ga., Tom (Deb) Canaan of Eldred and Sid (Kay) Canaan of Bradford; and two sisters, Linda (John) Allen of Eldred and Pat (John “Ozzie”) Schwab of Duke Center.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Goldsmith on Feb. 14, 2014.
Friends may call at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred on Sunday from noon until 2 p.m. at which time the funeral service will be held with Bill’s brother- in-law, the Rev. John Allen, officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery in Eldred.
Online condolences may be made at www. framefuneralhome.com

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