Edward L Canevit, age 82 of Mesa, AZ died at 11:03pm on Saturday, December 26, 2015, at Banner Baywood Heart Hospital in Mesa.
He was born, May 5, 1933, in Canton, IL to Atwine and Louise (Snell) Canevit. He married Dorothy Simpson, July 2, 1955 in Canton, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are five children, Michael Edward (Debbie) Canevit of Fairview, IL, Mark Allen (Angela) Canevit of Tempe, AZ, Matthew Jay (Patricia Cooper) Canevit of Canton, IL, Cindy Sue (Terry) Cook of Avon, IL, and Connie Alice (Jim) Meyers of Laguna Niguel, CA; 2 brothers, Don (Diane) Canevit and Robert (Shirley) Canevit; 2 sisters, Mary (Larry) Lindsey and Cathy (Ron) Yocum; 15 Grandchildren and 9 Great-Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 half-brothers, George and Eugene Canevit; 1 brother, William Canevit; 2 sisters, Dorothy Denney, Erma Burkhead.
He was a member of the Fairview Legion. He retired from truck driving after 40 years. He was a lifelong Cub fan and Bears fan. He and his wife wintered in Mesa, AZ. He enjoyed his love of music as a drummer while playing for several parks in the valley. They enjoyed traveling all over the United States.
A “celebration of life” will be held in Illinois to be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.