William Canada Obituary, Manito IL, Death and Funeral Arrangement

William Canada Obituary, Manito IL, Death and Funeral Arrangement

William Canada Obituary, Death – On June 2, 2023, while keeping an eye on a seed corn field near Delavan, Illinois, William Eldridge “Bill or Billy” Canada went very suddenly. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, and friend to a lot of people. He was 61. He was born on April 26, 1962, in Pekin, Illinois, the son of Eldridge “Bill” and Joyce (Hailey) Canada, who passed away before him. In 1980, he earned his high school diploma from Forman.

Bill’s love of the outdoors and the seed corn he has farmed his whole life both stem from his upbringing on a farm in the Springlake Bottoms. He spent a lot of time fishing in Springlake and on the nearby levee. As he grew older and the family relocated to a town, he acquired a preference for waterfowl hunting and increased calling abilities. Bill set himself the objective of becoming a better goose and duck caller. He competed in a number of competitions in Illinois and other states to earn a spot in the annual World Championship Contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Bill competed four times in the World Championship competition between 1983 and 1987, with a best finish of sixth.

Bill worked in production at Sommer Bros. Seed Company from 1980 to 2007. After that, he changed jobs and declared his desire to retire in August 2024 at Remington Seeds LLC. He cherished duck hunting and fishing. He shared his love for both with his wife, sons, family, and friends, resulting in precious memories for which they will always be grateful.
Bill’s sons will continue his legacy of love for his family through the life they are creating for themselves. They will carry on his legacy of a solid work ethic, love, and dedication to family and friends, and they will continue to make him proud. They will always uphold Bill’s legacy by encouraging future generations to share their enthusiasm for waterfowl hunting and fishing as well as the importance of preserving the traditions they were taught about the cycle of life. Bill instilled in them a love of the great outdoors.