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Brian C. Canney — Appleton, Wis.

Brian C. Canney, 74, of Appleton, Wis., passed away with his family at his side on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Cherry Meadows after a short battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 7, 1939, in Austin, to the late Bernard and Cathryn (Youngman) Canney. Brian graduated from Lourdes Catholic High School in 1957 in Rochester.Brian married Rita Hines while he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for three years. He served in the U.S. as well as Paris, France, where his first son, Steve, was born.Brian was involved with the Culligan Water Conditioning Co. for 29 years and later worked in sales at the Wasco Co., retiring in 2007.

He and his wife are members of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Appleton. He will be remembered for being an honest, engaging, family man who had a great sense of humor, loved the Packers and a good party.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Rita, Appleton; his four best friends and sons, Steve (Jeanne) Canney of Kimberly, Wis., Tom of Appleton, Mark of Appleton and Tim (Angela) Canney of Fort Myers, Fla.; three granddaughters: Nicole (fiance, John Monfils), Jackie and Mackenzie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers: Terry, Bernie, Bob, Joe and Lewis; and a sister, Ann.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m., today, Nov. 4, at St. Bernard Catholic Church (1617 W. Pine St. in Appleton), with the Rev. Dennis Ryan officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Appleton. Friends may visit the family from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass Monday at the church.

Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel, 606 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911, 920-733-7383, btlfuneral.com .