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Hughie Canaday

November 25, 1932 — November 5, 2016

Hughie L. “Hugh” Canaday, 83, of Belleville Illinois passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in the Bria of Belleville Nursing Home.

Hugh was born on November 25, 1932 on a farm near Niantic.  He was the son of the late George L. and Clara L. (Pickel) Canaday. He married Mary Ann Mealiff on November 24, 1973 in Mendon. Mary Ann survives of Belleville.

Hugh attended Niantic schools for twelve years and later graduated from Illinois College in Jacksonville. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Church of Christ. He worked in the loan business, nursing home business and for the Illinois Department of Public Aid. He was a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and a licensed pilot. Hugh spent the last ten years of his working life in a factory making electronic circuit boards.

Surviving are; his wife, Mary Ann Canaday of Belleville, two children, Brenda (Steve) Savidge of Sellinsgrove, PA., David (Kathy) Canaday of Springfield, three grandchildren, Brian (Tarren) Savidge, Ian Canaday, Elizabeth Canaday, one great-grandson, Cooper Savidge, two sisters, Irene Gasaway of Rogers, TX., Evelyn (Bob) Goin of Springfield and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Mendon with Paul Arnold Officiating. Interment will be in the Mendon Cemetery in Mendon. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M until the time of services on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Mendon. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions have been suggested to the American Cancer Society.  You are invited to share memories of Hugh and leave condolences at

Charitable donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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