CARIBOU - Albert "Irving" Canning passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Eastern Maine Medical Center where he was surrounded by his family after a short illness. He was born on May 10, 1927, in Connor, ME to Albert Canning Sr. and Mary Slack (Ouellette), the youngest of three sons and two sisters, (Nelson, Truman, Regina Libby, and Ella Akerson).
Albert lived and worked on his own since the age of 13. He volunteered for the Merchant Marines during the height of WWII and then joined the Army where he was stationed in Germany shortly after war's end.
He married Theresa Sirois in 1954 and settled on a potato farm in Woodland, Maine where they raise a family, farmed, and worked locally. He later worked as a HVAC Technician at Loring Air Force Base until his retirement.
Family and friends were always the focus of his life and his caring and generous nature will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him. He loved working in the forest and on the land which gave him great pleasure.
Albert is survived by his wife Theresa, their three sons; Gary and his wife Pat, Steve, Dale and his wife Louise, his sister Regina Libby and six grandchildren: Amy and Chad Burpee, Hanna and Rick Forte, Robert and Jamie Canning, Renee and Jake Kelly, Amanda Canning, Brian Canning, and five great-grandchildren.
Friends and family may call from 10-11am on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 where a Memorial Service will be held at 11am. A reception will follow services directly at the funeral home. The committal service will be held at 1pm at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Caribou. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Albert's name to The Veteran's Cemetery in Caribou, Maine. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.lancastermorgan.com