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Canto JohnCANTO, John  -  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his family, on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the age of 90. 

Loving husband to Irondina for 65 years and devoted father to Liz Bithell (Ken) and Mary Crowder. 

Proud grandfather of John Bithell (Jennifer), Donald Crowder, Michael Bithell, Ann Crowder Kleinschmidt (Kyle) and Steven Bithell (Aine). Adoring great-grandfather of Hayden, Abby, Evan, Griffin, Graeme, Declan, Audrey, Erin, Connor, Alexander and Harrison. 

Pre-deceased by his parents Joao and Amelia Canto, brothers Imidio, Joe and Manuel and sister in- law Isabel. He is survived by sister Belmira of S. Miguel, Azores and sister in-laws Isabel of Cambridge and Fernanda of Guelph. John will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and numerous friends. 

John immigrated to Canada in 1956 from S. Miguel in order to provide a better life for his wife and young daughters.  Through hard work and determination he successfully achieved his goal.  Although he loved and never forgot his roots, he also loved this country of opportunity and was a proud Canadian to the end.  John was not only passionate about his flower gardens and green, green grass, but also his music. When young and walking home from school, his daughters always knew they were close to home when they could hear the strains of a John Philip Sousa march. 

Visitation will be held at T. Little funeral home, Cambridge, on Wednesday, February 15th from 6 – 9 p.m. with Rosary Prayers said at 8:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, 210 South Street, Cambridge on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at  Parklawn Cemetery. 

John's family wish to express their sincere and grateful thanks to CCAC and the Palliative Care Team especially Dr. N. Robichaud, Abby, Elaine and Dustin. Their exemplary care and compassion granted John's wish of ending his days with dignity. A big thank you also to Dr. Achtymichuk and his staff for their care over the last many years. 

As expressions of sympathy the family would ask that you continue with John's lifetime generosity of heart and donate to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

WaterlooObituaries.com

 

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Canto JohnCANTO, John  -  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his family, on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the age of 90. 

Loving husband to Irondina for 65 years and devoted father to Liz Bithell (Ken) and Mary Crowder. 

Proud grandfather of John Bithell (Jennifer), Donald Crowder, Michael Bithell, Ann Crowder Kleinschmidt (Kyle) and Steven Bithell (Aine). Adoring great-grandfather of Hayden, Abby, Evan, Griffin, Graeme, Declan, Audrey, Erin, Connor, Alexander and Harrison. 

Pre-deceased by his parents Joao and Amelia Canto, brothers Imidio, Joe and Manuel and sister in- law Isabel. He is survived by sister Belmira of S. Miguel, Azores and sister in-laws Isabel of Cambridge and Fernanda of Guelph. John will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and numerous friends. 

John immigrated to Canada in 1956 from S. Miguel in order to provide a better life for his wife and young daughters.  Through hard work and determination he successfully achieved his goal.  Although he loved and never forgot his roots, he also loved this country of opportunity and was a proud Canadian to the end.  John was not only passionate about his flower gardens and green, green grass, but also his music. When young and walking home from school, his daughters always knew they were close to home when they could hear the strains of a John Philip Sousa march. 

Visitation will be held at T. Little funeral home, Cambridge, on Wednesday, February 15th from 6 – 9 p.m. with Rosary Prayers said at 8:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, 210 South Street, Cambridge on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at  Parklawn Cemetery. 

John's family wish to express their sincere and grateful thanks to CCAC and the Palliative Care Team especially Dr. N. Robichaud, Abby, Elaine and Dustin. Their exemplary care and compassion granted John's wish of ending his days with dignity. A big thank you also to Dr. Achtymichuk and his staff for their care over the last many years. 

As expressions of sympathy the family would ask that you continue with John's lifetime generosity of heart and donate to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

WaterlooObituaries.com

 

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