FULTON, NY – Douglas L. Canfield, 87, of Fulton, went to be with the Lord on Thursday November 7, 2013.
The son of Floyd and Huldah March Canfield, Doug was born in Altmar, NY, and at the age of 14 moved to Fulton when his father was hired at Nestles.
Doug was a World War II veteran having served in the 936th field artillery battalion.
He learned the toolmaker trade after the war and worked for GE for 18 years before he felt God direct him to start Canfield Machine and Tool.
Doug is survived by Helen, his wife of 62 years. His only regret in life was not marrying her sooner.
They have four sons: Doug (Ethel), Chris (Windy), David and John (Jen).
His five grandchildren: Evangeline, Elizabeth, Emily, Sarah and Silas were the joy of his life.
Doug’s favorite book was the Bible and he wanted everyone to have an opportunity to read it.
To that end, he was active with the Gideons for more than 40 years.
He worked faithfully with the youth and as a Sunday school teacher at the Fulton Free Methodist Church for many years.
For the last two years, Doug lived at Seneca Hill Manor and his family is very appreciative of the care he received there.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, November 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
A memorial celebration will be Tuesday, November 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 2819 County Route 45, Fulton, with Pastor David Grey officiating.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn. 37214.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.