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Brenton W. CanningDecember 6, 1919 ~ January 1, 2018 (age 98)
Brenton W. Canning of Waltham passed away at the age of 98 at Meadow Green Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Monday Jan. 1, 2018
He was born on December 6, 1919 in Cape D’or, Nova Scotia, the son of the late Hubert and Carrie (Field) Canning.
He graduated from Belmont High School and Bryant and Stratton Business School. He served honorably in the United States Navy during World War II. He was employed by DuPont and for many years by Canning Brothers, Inc. Plasterers.
Brenton was predeceased by his loving wife, Iris A. Canning, whom he married on June 21, 1941, and they shared 72 wonderful years until her death on August 17, 2013. He was also predeceased by his son, James E. Canning, his brother, Kenneth Canning, and his sister, Shirley McGowan.
Brenton was a member of the Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church, the Retired Men’s Club, and a Past Master of over fifty years of the Belmont Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Watertown Yacht Club for many years and thoroughly enjoyed fishing off his boat in Boston Harbor and in Maine.
Brenton is survived by two sons, Donald B. Canning and his wife, Fayth of Waltham, and Brian A. Canning and his wife, Maura of Richmond, RI, and a daughter-in-law, Lynn Canning of Biddeford, ME; his grandchildren, Sheryl (Sherry) Ruiz and her husband, Kenneth of Waltham, Colleen Concepcion of Biddeford, ME, Natalie Moulton and her husband, Shawn of Florida, Linda Smith and her husband, Tyler of Foxborough, Alicia Canning and her husband James Mark, and Breanna Canning of Providence, RI, and Conor Canning of Richmond, RI; his nine great-grandchildren, Nicolas Canning, Ashley Ruis, Venessa Vilar, Justin Ruiz, Corbin Concepcion, Devin Moulton, Kyle Smith, Jessica Ruiz, King Mark and two nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Brenton’s life by gathering for visitation at Brown & Hickey Funeral Home on Wednesday Jan 3, 2018 from 10:00 – 1200 noon. Followed by a funeral service at 12:00 noon. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Belmont Cemetery, Belmont.