Bert CanningBert Canning, long-time CP engineer out of Ottawa, passes on at age 87 on August 1st, 2012. As per Colin Churcher, Bert was one of the "stalwart engineers" of CP 1201 trips to Wakefield, Quebec.

Photo courtesy of Colin Churcher.

CANNING, Bertram Thomas

Peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at age 87. Beloved husband of Corrine Selleck Canning (nee Drummond), and predeceased by his first wife Berdetta Canning (nee Selleck). Loving stepfather of Harry Selleck (Lori) and Lorie Pitt (Ritchie) and their children Brandon, Colton, Ashton, Joshua and Jarrett. Predeceased by sisters Phyllis Grant (Ray) and Sylvia Kenney (Hillard) and by brother Cecil (Alma). Bert will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to visit at the Brown Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 805 Prescott Street, Kemptville on Monday, August 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Contributions to the Heckston United Church or the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation.

Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Aug. 4, 2012.