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Victor John Cant


Obituary of Victor John Cant

Peacefully on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, Vic passed away at the age of 86. Beloved husband to Betty (nee Steele) of 65 years. Loving father to Vicky, Jody, Lisa and Shawn. Papa to his 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Vic worked at the Niagara Falls post office for 35 years, retiring in 1991, followed by years working at Farr Lumber. A special thanks to the staff at GNGH, particularly Josh and Caitlin for the extra care and attention. In accordance with Victor's wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. In memory of Vic, donations may be given to The Mark Preece Family House.

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Jackie and Ray Lynch
10 months ago

Oh my…..I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Vic was an amazing being. Knew him from Farr Lumber and then we met again with his lovely wife Betty while having a garage sale. We became fast friends over not just garage sailing but also gardening and our silkie chickens which Vic immediately fell in love with and then our goats Pearl and Dot. After Vic’s garage accident, Betty would come by with Vic to my little garden center on York Road. It was always such a pleasure to see them out and about with Betty doing her best to help Vic along. They were just the sweetest couple ever. Betty, please except our sincerest condolences to you and the Cant family. Vic will certainly be missed by everyone who knew him. sending love and hugs to you. Rest peacefully Vic. xox

Celia Parente
10 months ago

With apologies this just came to my attention now. Deepest sympathy Vicki, to your entire family and especially your Mom. Your Dad was a lovely person to know so many years ago. Ironic he was Mom’s letter carrier, and you were mine. Yellow day lilies from him still grow in Mother’s yard, and I have often thought of him when they bloom. May he rest in the peace he so richly deserves.

Susie Tombs
10 months ago

I was sorry to hear about your dad Jody you are in my thoughts ♥

Patricia Toms
10 months ago

I first met the CANT family in 1982 when I was Jody’s SCUBA buddy. We have be partners for the past 4 years. Jody enjoyed pigeon racing, hunting and all the things Vic did. Vic was a wonderful friend, role model and pops to Jody and his siblings
Jody and his sister Vicky visited their parents daily until recently when they got some much needed March of Dimes support. Vic had a medical set back years ago. He was unfortunately relegated to a wheelchair. Jody shared hunting, Argo and off road adventures with Vic as they sat watching his iPad. They enjoyed ice cream at Mc Donald’s, walks in the park, drives with Milo and some of the smaller things as he grew weaker.
Vicky toted the lionesses share, for Vic and doing the hard stuff no daughter aspires to do. I am not sure I could have done for my own father what Vicky and Jody managed to do!
I hope Vic is in a better place now as he had a fulfilling life surrounded by friends and family as he was a great husband and father!

10 months ago

Vic and Betty welcomed me into their family with open arms and always made me feel welcome . I will miss the conversations Vic and i had when no one else was around. He will be greatly missed and i am better for having the time that i did.
He appreciated so much the unselfish,unconditional love and care he got from Betty . Especially over the past few years !!
He respected and appreciated her and so do I .

10 months ago

Sincerest condolences from Ivy Evans and family with lots of love. ❤️

Kim Tracey
11 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Much love to you all❤️

Debbie Willick
11 months ago

Vicki, Shawn and the Cant family, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We’re thinking of you. ❤️
Deb & John

Stephanie Bird
11 months ago

Betty and family: I feel like I just saw Vic yesterday, his presence was so impactful. I was saddened to learn of his passing and I send my condolences. My thoughts are with you.

11 months ago

Betty, the short amount of time I knew you and Vic was very special to me. He was such a pleasant client and I loved to hear his stories of the past and present. I will miss him dearly. So sorry for your loss Betty and family.
Yours truly, Lisa xo
March of Dimes worker

Kim Lichtenberger
11 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We have so many memories.

11 months ago

Betty, I don’t know what to say. Vic was a legend, and I will always cherish my time, and Maeve and Brady’s time with Pop. I’ll never forget the twinkle in his eye, and the way he wore his heart on his sleeve. He was one of the best.

Grace Baiano
11 months ago

Vic always had story’s to tell .He loved his ponds, hunting and the blue jays. We will cherish fond memories of him. Baiano family.

Anne O’Shaughnessy
11 months ago

So sorry to learn of your father’s passing, Vicky.

11 months ago

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of “pops”. All I have is wonderful memories of him. May he RIP now.. Vic will be missed by many. xoxo


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