Brian C. Canney
74, Appleton, passed away with his family at his side on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Cherry Meadows after a short battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 7, 1939 in Austin, MN to the late Bernard & Cathryn (Youngman) Canney. Brian graduated from Lourdes Catholic High School in 1957 in Rochester, MN.
Brian married Rita Hines while he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for three years. He served in the U.S. as well as Paris, France where his first son, Steve was born.
Brian was involved with the Culligan Water Conditioning Co. for 29 years and later worked in Sales at the Wasco Co. retiring in 2007. He and his wife are members of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Appleton. He will be remembered for being an honest, engaging, family man who had a great sense of humor, loved the Packers and a good party.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Rita, Appleton; his four best friends and sons: Steve (Jeanne) Canney, Kimberly; Tom Canney, Appleton; Mark Canney (special friend, Jill Pritzl), Appleton and Tim (Angela) Canney, Fort Myers, FL; three granddaughters: Nicole (finance', John Monfils), Jackie and Mackenzie; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers: Terry, Bernie, Bob, Joe and Lewis; and a sister, Ann.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 am, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at St. Bernard Catholic Church (1617 W. Pine St. Appleton) with Rev. Dennis Ryan officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Appleton. Friends may visit the family from 10 am until the time of Mass also at the church on Monday.