Theodore Wayne "Ted" Canfield

July 18, 1935 - June 17, 2018
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Theodore “Ted” Wayne Canfield, 82, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully in Community Hospice Truman House on June 17, 2018, following a short period of declining health.

Born at McArthur, Ohio on July 18, 1935, he was the son of the late Noah Parks and Maude Dale (Murphy) Canfield.

On August 5, 1956 Te…

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Theodore “Ted” Wayne Canfield, 82, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully in Community Hospice Truman House on June 17, 2018, following a short period of declining health.

Born at McArthur, Ohio on July 18, 1935, he was the son of the late Noah Parks and Maude Dale (Murphy) Canfield.

On August 5, 1956 Ted married the late Kathryn Jane Leggett. The family’s faith has been nurtured for many years at Schoenbrunn Moravian Church.
Ted was “The Culligan Man” for 20 years. He then continued working in the water purifying and reclamation business founding his own company, Water and Soil Control in 1978. Ted was active in the Gideons and served as president of the Midvale Lions Club in the 1960s.

Through the years, Ted and Kathryn enjoyed trips in their various campers with their last being a BornFree motor home. Memorable trips included attending the January 1, 2000 Tournament of Roses Parade, returning from Nova Scotia just days before 9-11 and the countless memories made with his family and grandchildren during trips to Disney World.

Ted leaves behind his children, Jennifer (Michael) Spies of Dover and Rebecca Canfield of Dennison; his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Matthew Spies all of Dover and McKenna and Jacob Cannon both of Dennison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and his sister, Neva Rees of Marietta.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ted was preceded in passing by 10 siblings.

A Celebration of Ted’s life will be held in Schoenbrunn Moravian Church on Saturday, July 14, 2018 beginning at 11 AM. Ted’s family will host a light luncheon in the church fellowship hall after the service where they encourage friends and family to share stories with them.

Memorial contributions in Ted’s name may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663, the Schoenbrunn Moravian Church, 2200 East High Avenue, New Philadelphia, OH 44663, or the Gideons, PO Box 206, Dover, OH 44622.

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Service Information

Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church

Address:

2200 East High Ave., 44663, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018

Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church

Address:

2200 East High Ave., 44663, OH, 44663

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Ted’s family will host a light luncheon in the church fellowship hall after the service where they encourage friends and family to share stories with them.


Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Schoenbrunn Moravian Church

2200 East High Avenue
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Gideons International

PO Box 261
Dover, Ohio 44622
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Born: July 18, 1935
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Condolences for Theodore “Ted” Wayne Canfield

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Terry Auman posted on 7/12/18

Our sincerest condolences from the guys at A & M Service Center.

 

Ron and Cathy Rees posted on 7/10/18

We will all miss Uncle Ted's vitality, sense of humor and love for his family. When we visited him on Memorial Day in the hospital he said he prayed to live long enough to care for Kathy and he was grateful that he was given that time. I think that is a wonderful example of the type of man he was. We will be out of town on the day of the service but we send our thoughts to Jenny, Becky and their families.

 

Dan Riel posted on 7/8/18

We have many beloved memories of Ted, my father and Ted's years of service at Culligan. Those that knew Ted know that the world is not a better place without him. Will see you in heaven Ted Canfield!

 

Melody Liberatore posted on 6/26/18

How we will all miss him! He is with Aunt Kathy now. Thinking of all of you in peace and love, Melody Jane

 

Amanda Robin posted on 6/25/18

Ted was one of the nicest men I’ve ever had the privilege to know. He would bring in Dove candy to us girls at work ( New Dawn ) and tell us that we are his little Dove’s even after the passing of Kathryn. My deepest sympathies for the family. He will truly be missed.

 

Theresa Pigott Walker posted on 6/22/18

I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace to the family! ??

 

Jeanette Wojcik posted on 6/20/18

You have my very deepest sympathy. I'm sure it was a sad Father's Day. Love, Jeanette

 

Fred & Doris Ricer posted on 6/18/18

Our condolence to the family, so sorry for you loss!

 

Eric Renner posted on 6/17/18

Jennifer, Becky, and the family, There are so many wonderful memories I have of Ted. Whether it clowing around with Dad and/or working at church, helping out making Easter candy, or just always seeing his smile at church, I will hold them dear. However, I think there are two memories that I will hold most dear. The first is when I told him I was going to seminary, he responded, “I wondered when you’d get around to it.” The other is when he presented my surplice to me on behalf of the Schoenbrunn congregation. He was a very special man and he will be missed. Sending prayers of resurrection hope.

 

Eric Renner posted on 6/17/18

Jennifer, Becky, and the family, There are so many wonderful memories I have of Ted. Whether it clowing around with Dad and/or working at church, helping out making Easter candy, or just always seeing his smile at church, I will hold them dear. However, I think there are two memories that I will hold most dear. The first is when I told him I was going to seminary, he responded, “I wondered when you’d get around to it.” The other is when he presented my surplice to me on behalf of the Schoenbrunn congregation. He was a very special man and he will be missed. Sending prayers of resurrection hope.

 

Bill & Penny Surber posted on 6/17/18

Jennifer, Becky and families, just saw this on FB, we want to express our condolences and let you know you’re all in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you, he truly was a gentleman and we will always remember his love and devotion to your mom. He was a blessing!

 

Carol Cercone posted on 6/17/18

Jennifer and Becky, My deepest sympathy is being sent and prayers to help get thru your grief. Your Dad was a great man of God and was loved by many. He now is with Our Lord and Savior and Mom! In Gods Love, Carol Cercone

 

Hilary Weber posted on 6/17/18

Ted was a great man and a wonderful father and husband. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. We send our warmest and most heartfelt thoughts. The Weber Family

 

Michelle McMorrow Ramsell posted on 6/17/18

So many fond memories of Ted as my next door neighbor growing up in Baltzey Valley. I will always remember him as a kind family man and a good neighbor. Blessings to the family - you are in our prayers. I believe he and Kathy are together again and celebrating in each other’s arms.

 

Debbie Harke Brown posted on 6/17/18

I remember him as my Sunday School teacher. He was so good on getting us to really think on real life and issues we faced. He made a deep impression on my life.

 

Susan Scopel posted on 6/17/18

Becky and Family I’m so sorry for your loss you have my deepest condolences and sympathies prayers for all Susan Scopel

 

Lynn Burner posted on 6/17/18

Ted was such a wonderful man and helped Eddie and I so many times over the years. He was the best neighbor we could have ever had. Always had a kind words to say and a story to share. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family. ?

 

JERRY KOHL posted on 6/17/18

A GREAT FRIEND, WE HAD ALOT OF GOOD TIMES TOGETHER RECLAIMING AND TREATING WATER. HIS OUTLOOK OF LIFE WILL BE SURELY MISSED. MY KNOWING HE'S WITH THE SAVOIR IS A COMFORT TO ME. MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND PEACE BE WITH YOU!

 

Linda Bennington posted on 6/17/18

So sorry to hear of Ted's passing . I have admired for a lot of years ! He will be reunited with his wife for eternity !'

 

Debbie & Joe Springer posted on 6/17/18

Always enjoyed Ted. Such a sense of humor! He was a servant of God and a wonderful father/husband. Thinking of all of you at this sad time. Prayers for peace. Joe and Debbie Springer

 

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