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Fremont Elwood Canton Dies at 90

Fremont Elwood Canton

Fremont Elwood Canton, also known as “Elwood,” of Estate Mon Bijou died on March 25. He was 90 years old.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Inez Roebuck-Canton; father, Fidelis Alexander Canton Sr.; brothers: Vincent Roebuck, Melvin, Douglas, Oliver, Fidelis Jr., Mario and Eric Canton; and stepson, Denfield Rock

He is survived by his spouse, Rose “Ruth” Canton; daughters: Patrice and Desni Canton; sons: Elwood (Woody), Lauritz (Vac), Devon (Dev), Roy (Royie) and Wilfred (Freddy) Canton; stepchildren: Paulette Krauser, Laurely K. Lynch, Sherman (Butch) Brannigan, Eladie Jacobs, James Rock; and grandchildren: Ronel and Ronique Burke, Ronae Burke-Cordero, Ramon Peguero, Dwayne, Shawn, Kedra Canton and Coretta Canton-Richards, Lereiz, Malakai, Laquasha, Roy Jr., Akeil, Anthony (Tony), Devin and Akeno (Keno) Canton.

He is also survived by great-grandchildren: Kyrone, Kyrell, Kyraun, Kylani and Zidane Burke, Kyon Gonsales, Kyneil Anderson, Ky’JuNae Brewster, Ky’Nai Christian, Zayden McFarlande, Ky’Mahni, Ky’Mahri and Ky’Zahni Peguero, Tajarie McIntosh, Nicosi and Nyzada Canton, Ish’Mahayla and Maasai Richards, Akeil Jr., Roy III, Mateo, Josiah and Neriyah Canton; daughters-in-law: Sandra Tonge-Canton and Atia James-Canton; and sisters: Inez Canton-Sewer and Roselyn Canton-Lang.

He is also survived by sisters-in-law: Pauline, Jean, Iris, Agatha and Elaine Canton, Rhenita Desola, Alvilda Branch, Myrtle Clarke, Roselyn Galloway, Yvonne Huntt-Liburd, Leatrice Harris, Dorabelle Davila, Claudia Lake, Maria Francis, Dana Lake-Streams, Winifred Sweeney, Joycelyn Darius and Jizelle Kelsick; brothers-in-law: Ray Sewer Sr. and Clinton Lang Sr., Eustace, Eon and Trevor Lake; nieces: Jurene Thomas, Denise Canton, Dinah Canton-Johnson, Leone Denise Jackson, Renee, Chandell, Sharon, Brenda Canton, Lureen Canton-Jarvis, Diane Canton-Reed, Ellajean Canton-Forbes, Melanie Canton-Suarez, Jacqueline Canton, Nicole Canton-Neal, Ida Sewer-Pedersen, Irene and Yvette Sewer; and nephews: David, Douglas Jr. Danny, Devin, Robert, Jeffrey, Michael, Kasey, Alan, Delroy, Mario, Raymond, O’Neil, Reuben, Jimmy, Curtis, and Melvin Canton Jr., Jason and John Bell Jr., Ray Jr., Rodney and Ronald Sewer, and Everick Phillips.

He is also survived by great nieces and great nephews: too numerous to mention; special friends: Winifred Canton, Rudy O’Reilly, James Bennerson Jr., Olaf Hendricks, Kai and Carmine Hendricks, Phoebe Tonge and family, Marinella Bright, Tracy Benn and family, Altona Lagoon Domino family, Diedra Carver, Fern McAlpin, Marva Brooks and family, Richie Harvey, Mrs. Harvey, Irmalee Petersen Moore, Mrs. Kelly and family, Members of Way of the Cross Baptist Church, Foundation Ministries Church family, Bough family, Hansen family, Ebbesen family, Miguel Figueora, Valerie Charles, Beatrice Hoyer, Enid Gerard and family, Wilma Fredericks and family, Betty Tutein and family, Jean Donovan, Stafford Browne and family, William Archer, Merlene Simon, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Cagan, Gloria Frederick and family, Arthur Hector, Felipa Santos Viera, Brother Encarnacion and family, Claudette Williams and family, Mon-Bijou Community family, Department of Education family, Pastor Harrigan, Pastor Enoch and the Prayer Warriors Group; cousins, and other relatives and friends: Roebuck, Schuster, Adams, Vickers, Lucas, Esannason and Nielsen families, the extended Lynch, Petersen, Brannigan, Huntt, Galloway, Clarke, Jones-Harris, Desola, Bell, Cuencas, Willocks, Hector, Jackson, Sewer, Pedersen, Todman and Lake Families, as well as others too numerous to mention.

The viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 15, at Way of the Cross Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.

Professional Funeral Services are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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