Joseph Hugh Canney

Born: Fri., Dec. 10, 1926
Died: Mon., May 14, 2012


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., May. 18, 2012
Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church


Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., May 18, 2012
Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church


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Joseph Hugh Canney passed away on May 14, 2012 surrounded by his family.  
A Catholic Mass of Resurrection will be held on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester, Minnesota.  Visitation will be held one hour before the Mass at St. Francis.  
Mr. Canney was born on December 10, 1926 in Jamestown, ND to B.L. and Kathryn Canney.  He graduated from Rochester High School in 1944 and enlisted in the Navy on July 1st, 1944.  He then entered the pre-flight training program at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN.  He was united in marriage to Winifred E. Schlitgus on November 11, 1946.  Mr. and Mrs. Canney were long-standing members of St. Francis Catholic Church.  Mr. Canney was employed at the Olmsted Medical Group for 30 years where he retired as the Controller.  He played the cornet in the Chatfield Brass Band for many years.  He was a member of the Rochester Widowed Persons Group for the last 5 years.    
He was preceded in death by his wife Winifred; brothers Lewis, Terry, Bob, and Bernie; sister Ann Lampman; and granddaughter Molly McGuire Schild.  He is survived by his sons Christopher (Judy) Canney of Bloomington, MN; Mark (Mary) of Honolulu, HI; Sean (Mary) of Faribault, MN; Tony (Joni) of Lakeville, MN; daughters Jane (George Borer) Canney of St. Paul, MN; Margaret (Steve) Schild of Winona, MN; and Kate (Tony) Tarvestad of Medina, MN; and daughter-in-law Patricia Canney of Minneapolis, MN.  He is also survived by his grandchildren Chris (Emily) Canney, Suzanne Canney, Annie Canney, Winifred Canney, Andrea Canney, Joseph Borer, Elizabeth (Elliott Augst) Borer, Jake Schild, Sam Schild, Emily Canney, Patrick Canney, Joseph Tarvestad, Hugh Canney and Maddy Canney; great-grandchildren Ben and Grace Canney.  He is also survived by special friend, Helen Sell.
Mr. Canney was a soft-spoken Irishman with a quick wit who was kind to everyone.  He was a devoted husband and a wonderful dad, granddad and great-granddad who will be missed tremendously.  Special thanks to the Silver Lake Boys Choir (his Thursday Coffee Group).
Memorials can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
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Mickey Souhrada
   Posted Mon May 14, 2012
Kate, Tony & Joe:

I am so sorry to hear about your dad/grandfather. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Mickey Souhrada

Sharon Varsoke
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Hello Kate - and all of you - I am so,so sorry for the recent loss of your father - I am hoping that somehow, with the love and support of all those who cared for him and loved him, and with the love and warmth from family and friends, that you will all find strength to carry on through the days that follow. At least he is with your mother now. Know that many prayers for strength and comfort are going out to all of you during this difficult time period. Much love - Sharon Varsoke

Kathy Calvey
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Margaret, Steve and family,
My sympathy to your family...losing a dad and grandfather is so hard.
My thoughts are with you.

stephen borer
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
All of you remain in my prayers. Hugh was a gentleman.

Jayna, Charlie, Rhiannon & Tyer Theis
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you remember Mr. Canney. May your memories live on forever.

Marilyn (Friedt) Dukart
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Kate - I am sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during the upcoming days. I hope you feel comforted knowing that he is at peace with no more suffering.

Always, Marilyn

Janet Stelley Gunderson
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Katie,
Sorry about the loss of your father. He was always so pleasant and so nice when I would come over. I always rememeber his smile. Know that you and your entire Canney family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Janet Stelley Gunderson

Douglas Tarvestad and family
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Sorry for your loss.

The Bockenek Family
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Kate, Tony, and Joe,
The Bockenek family will keep you and your family in our prayers. Bill enjoyed seeing Mr. Canney every year at the Oral Boards and they made a great security team for departing candidates. Bill has missed his presence over the last several years.

We will be sending thoughts and love to Rochester during this difficult time.

Bill, Corine, Josh, and Jill

Tori Svoboda
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Jane: My deepest condolences to you, your siblings, and your entire family. Keeping you all in my prayers - t.

Louann (Wilkus) Fieck
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Mr. Canney was one in a million. I will always have many fond memories of Joe. He was always around to help my family when I was a little girl.

Just think, he is upstairs partying with all the other special people including my mom, Tree.

Keep the many many memories!

Darwin and Louann

Cathy and Dave!cKean
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Kate, Tony and Joe,

Dave and I were so sorry to hear of your Dad''s passing. We will be thinking of you during this very sad and difficult time.

Cathy McKean

Kate Boyle
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Dear Jane and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I did not know Mr. Canney personally, I do know that he raised a wonderful, caring daughter in Jane (which I am positive is also a reflection of the rest of the family). My heart goes out to all of you.

With love and sympathy,
Kate

Gail Midthune
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Dads are a special and precious commodity. We are forever grateful for their wisdom and guidance...the bond between dads and daughters is imprinted for a lifetime. I know what a gift you are, Margaret, therefore, I can only assume your Dad was so also. May his laughter and love continue to resonate in your head for the rest of your days!

Wayne and Mary King
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
We have many fond memories of your Mom and Dad coming to Chatfield to visit the Judd's -- in the last years, when we have seen your Dad, he always recognized us and we always commented on how much fun it was to talk to him!

Sorry we cannot make the funeral. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers during this difficult time. God Bless -- Wayne and MaryBeth (Judd) King

Fr. Michael Cronin
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
I just wanted to express my sympathy to the Canney family on the occasion of Joe's passing. I am keeping Joe and the whole family in my prayers. Though I cannot be with you for the funeral services, please know that you are all in my thoughts.

Ken & Bonnie Schweihs
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Chris, Judy, Mark and family - we are sad to hear about your Dad.
We learn so much from our fathers - how to be brave and strong & loyal,
May God Bless You with wonderful memories ,

Ken & Bonnie

Helen Sell
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Thank you Hugh for the good times and warm memories we shared. You have been a special part of my life and I will miss your wit, love and laughter. My deepest sympathy to your entire family and my thoughts and prayers are with them. Love you, Helen

Rita Marquardt
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Hugh was soft spoken and kind and had a welcoming smile. He was so sweet. He even shared a joke on occasion. Sorry for your loss.

The John Butler Family
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
Dear Canney Family,
We just heard of Hugh''s passing from Maura Eagan Moody. How sorry we are that you have lost your dear father, grandfather, and great grandfather. We think of Hugh as a man who enjoyed nothing more than his family. May you be comforted by the memories of his love and devotion.
Our sympathies,
John, Judy, Camille and Sam Butler

patrick bucher
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
Sean and the Canney family,

Sorry to learn of Joe''s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with Joe and he always brightened the day with a warm smile and great wit - much like Sean.

Patrick Bucher

Ken Grogg
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
Jane,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family in this very difficult time. God bless.
Ken

craig
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
Jane I am so sorry for your Loss my Prayers go out to you and your Family.

Stephanie Starr-Manley
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
Dear Jane and family,

Very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May your memories and the strength of family carry you through this difficult time.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

The Loft Crew
University of St Thomas

Dede Hering
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
To Jane and your Family,
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your Father (and Grandfather). May you find comfort in the wonderful memories and in the hugs and support from your friends in this difficult time.
Dede

Steve and Anna Whalen
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
Kate/Toni
Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your father. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

AL and Nancy Nickelsen
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
So sorry to hear about Dad , he slways had a smile just like the one on Chris face.

Kevin Hennessey
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
Kate,

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kevin

Denise Gitchell
   Posted Fri May 18, 2012
Dear Muff & family, I was sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Denise Gitchell (went to R.C.c. with Muff back in the 70s'')

Thomas Canney
   Posted Fri May 18, 2012
Some of my fondest memories while growing up was our summer visits to Rochester, and going over to Hugh and Winns with my dad. Never have I felt more welcome, and relaxed than when I was around that house. I remember those times like they were yesterday. Thankyou Uncle Hugh, and God bless you.

paul sandberg
   Posted Fri May 18, 2012
Sean and brothers and sisters, sorry about the passing of your Dad. He and your Mom sure raised a crew of interesting and likable kids. Thinking of you.

Paul

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