Daniel L.’Danny’ Canada

March 10, 2017

Daniel L.’Danny’ Canada
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Korean War Veteran

DANIEL L. CANADA – in Woburn, March 10th at eighty years of age. Beloved husband of Elizabeth “Beth” (Sweeney) Canada. Loving father of Tanya S. Andrews, her spouse Courtney of Medford, Stacy A. Canada of Burlington, Janell D. Canada of Burlington and Daniel L. Canada Jr., of Lowell. Dear brother of Thomas E. Canada of GA, Gerry L. Canada of Woburn, Kenneth L. Canada of CA, Shirley M. Canada of Woburn, Nancy J. Canada of Woburn, Janet I. Canada of Reading and the late Wendall R., William A.,Richard A., and Cynthia Fitchett. Devoted Papa of David, Shauntel, Camina, Carisa and Amiya. A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, March 13th at Noon. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours on Sunday 4-8 p.m. Please at the families request remembrances may be made in Dan’s memory to the Merrimack Valley Family Hospice Home,360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830

OBITUARY:

Daniel L. “Danny” Canada, passed away at the Merrimac Valley Hospice Home in Haverhill, Friday, March 10th. The beloved husband of Elizabeth “Beth” (Sweeney) Canada he was eighty years of age.

Born in Woburn, Danny was one of twelve children brought into the Canada family by his parents the late Reginald and Mary A. (Finley) Canada. Raised in the Hammond Square section of the city, Danny was always quite active in sports along with siblings. From the Plympton School all the way through Woburn High School, Danny graduated from WHS with the Class of 1952. While growing up in the Hammond Square section Danny was always very active at the “ole YMCA.” There Danny played, coached, refereed, and anything else necessary to making a sporting event happen! It was also at the Y, that he really solidified a strong foundation for some wonderful sports knowledge, that he was able to share and use all throughout his lifetime.

Danny went into the United Sates Army following high school where he proudly served his country. Upon his return he began working for the United States Postal Service where he retired from at sixty five years of age.

Danny was also the father of four wonderful children, whom he was very proud of. While living in Tewksbury Danny was very active in the recreation department , coaching, refereeing, volunteering at the “Teen Center” there, where he organized many of the activities for the teens of the community.

There wasn’t anything in the world that he wouldn’t do for his family. They always enjoyed game night where the family gathered at the homestead and the favorite card and board games would keep them entertained for hours! While the kids were growing up, vacations were always to the same campground each year , where they shared in all the summer vacation happenings with walks, hikes, swimming and playing lots of sports. For the last decade, he and Beth wintered in Pompano Beach Florida, where they had a wonderful host of friends and Danny was active in the Senior Softball League as a player!

Over the last several years “Papa” has had the distinct pleasure of watching his grand daughter play softball for Medford Schools and she also earned herself a spot on the travel team and he couldn’t have been prouder!

Danny’s life was full. The love, joy and happiness he shared with his family was very precious to him. He loved music, travelling and helping out kids and adults in any way he could. From the time Danny was young he always enjoyed listening and dancing to music! Of late, even though Danny had his cane in hand and dancing was difficult, he was always able kept the beat.

Sadly in addition to his parents Danny was predeceased by his siblings Wendall R., William A.,Richard A., and Cynthia Fitchett.

He is lovingly survived by his dear wife of thirty seven years, Beth and his children Tanya S. Andrews, her spouse Courtney of Medford, Stacy A. Canada of Burlington, Janell D. Canada of Burlington and Daniel L. Canada Jr., of Lowell. Dear brother of Thomas E. Canada of GA, Gerry L. Canada of Woburn, Kenneth L. Canada of CA, Shirley M. Canada of Woburn, Nancy J. Canada of Woburn, Janet I. Canada of Reading, the very proud “Papa” of David, Shauntel, Camina, Carisa and Amiya. A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, March 13th at Noon. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours on Sunday 4-8 p.m. Please, at the families request remembrances may be made in Dan’s memory to the Merrimack Valley Family Hospice Home,360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830

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  1. My condolences and prayers for all the Canada Family.

    Steve Hatfield, Class of ’64, Okinawa, Japan

  2. My deepest sympathies to the Canada family, especially Kenny. I have very fond memories of Kenny from school. Whenever we had to sit alphabetically in class, Kenny always sat in front of me. We had fun in those days. I care deeply about his and his family’s loss.

    Phyllis Champlin Tapley, Chapel Hill, TN

  3. My deepest sympathies to the Canada family, especially Kenny. I have very fond memories of Kenny from school. Whenever we had to sit alphabetically in class, Kenny always sat in front of me. We had fun in those days. I care deeply about his and his family’s loss.

    Phyllis Champlin Tapley
    Chapel Hill, TN

  4. My condolences go out to all the family was hoping to get to the wake tonight but got called on to an Angel Flight run out to Fitchburg Airport and have another in the morning at Logan. Was hoping to see Jerry, Janet, Kenny and all the Canada family to let you all know what Danny meant to all of us kids back in Hammond Square.

    Rodney Flynn

  5. On behalf of the Burlington Mixed League, it’s officers and members, we wish to extend to all of Danny’s family our heartfelt condolences.
    Danny, who was a long time member of the league and served as our secretary for many years, you have left behind a lasting memory of the days you bowled with us that those of us who you bowled with will never forget.
    Rest in peace, Danny,
    Anna M. Cumming, Secretary, Burlington Mixed League

  6. Danny, thanks for leaving us with so many good memories, laughs and gentle joking we enjoyed while bowling with you.
    To your family we offer our deepest sympathy and pray the Lord will guide you through the days ahead.
    To Janet, who is our bowling buddy, we grieve with you and pray the Lord will comfort you in your loss.
    Anna and Arthur Cumming

  7. Good A.M.
    My name is David E.Schimke. I remember Dan and other members of your family graduating with Ken in 1964 and working within Jerry at the post office in East Woburn Sectional Ctr. Then with Dan for many years at the Burlington post office. Also I remember with respect your Dad from attending the Strand Theater downtown——and by being a Woburnite several of family members.

    Retired and living in N.H. since 1983. May the bless you thru this time of remembrance .

  8. Jerry and Janet,

    Kay and I are both saddened to hear of Dan’s passing. I’ll always playing basketball at the”Y”, and Dan always there egging us on. I also remember him umpiring a Pony League game and calling me out on strikes, I looked at him and he told me to sit down. Great guy always loved talking to him at the “Y” Reunions.
    We live in Florida now, and won’t be able to attend services. I’ll light a candle at church in his memory.

    Bill and Kay Bolster

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