Tonawanda, NY - Thelma D. Canfield, 88, of 135 Syracuse Street passed away on Friday, November 4, 2011 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital following a brief illness. She was born May 2, 1923 in South Buffalo the daughter of Benjamin J. and Iva M. (Francis) Davies. On June 2, 1945 in Buffalo she married Wilton K. Canfield who predeceased her on November 18, 2001 after 56 years of marriage.
Thelma was raised in Buffalo and was a former long time resident of Belmont, NY and since December 5, 2001 she has resided in Tonawanda. She was a graduate of South Park High School and Syracuse University. She was formerly employed by Rochester Gas and Electric Company, Allegany BOCES and was a cashier and examiner for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Belmont. She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Belmont and the Grace Baptist Church in Tonawanda. She was a woman of faith who embraced life to the fullest!
She is survived by a daughter, Twila (James) Vitthuhn of Tonawanda, a granddaughter, Joanne (Aaron) Mahoney of Buford, GA, a brother, Francis (Jessie) Davies of Naples, FL as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Philip Davies and three sisters, Ruth Bingert, Jean Klotzbach and Helen Thompson.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the Grace Baptist Church, 2525 Eggert Road in the Town of Tonawanda, where a service will follow at 2:00 pm. On Wednesday friends may call from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at the First Baptist Church in Belmont, where a service to follow at 12:00 pm. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. Memorials donations can be made to either Grace Baptist Church in Tonawanda or First Baptist Church in Belmont. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
I clearly remember Thelma when she taught a Sunday School class at First Baptist Church. She was recently widowed and was about to move to live with her daughter. However, in the short time I was blessed to have known her, she went down in my heart as a woman of God whom I would always look up to as an example to follow.ReplyDelete