Canevit, Edward Leonard

Canevit, Edward Leonard


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.

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3 responses to Canevit, Edward Leonard

  1. Cyndi Gruber says:

    Sorry for you loss Cyndi and Roger Gruber

  2. From a loving Brother to a loving Brother who will be missed greatly
    Dorothy, we are keeping you and your family in our prayers

  3. Skip Canevit says:

    Aunt Dorthy, et. al.,

    I just now saw this news when searching the web for Canevit. While it indeed saddens my heart at the loss of my Uncle Eddie, I look back in my memories and almost giggle when I think of some of the practical jokes he would play, his great sense of humor and the love he shared with all his family. I was so looking forward to seeing him when I finally get out of China later this month and hear him harass me about the time I spent the night at the house and the bed broke underneath me.

    I hope to see you soon, I will post my plans on Face Book when I get out from behind the bamboo curtain and am no longer blocked by the Great FireWall of China.

    Love and Comforting Wishes,

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