William “Fred” Frederick Canady

April 1, 1943 - July 8, 2012
William “Fred” Frederick Canady

William Frederick “Fred” Canady 69, of Wilmington passed away Sunday July 8, 2012 at his home with Pancreatic Cancer.

Fred was born in Gray’s Creek, NC the son of the late William Levitte and Mildred Watson Canady. The 3rd of 10 children he was also preceded in death by brother Joe Canady and sister Evelyn Miller.

Fred along with his wife was the owners and operators of Canady & Son Exterminating for the past 36 years, which will continue in the family.

Surviving are his devoted wife of 43 years Judy, daughter Sandra Sullivan and husband Bryan, son Dustin Canady, two grandchildren Parker and Paige Sullivan all of Wilmington, brothers Earl, Richard, and Terry, sisters Ann Davis, Carolyn White, Linda Davis and Kathryn Wilson.

The family will see friends from from 6 PM until 8 PM Wednesday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Fred was a devoted family man, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. J. William Eakins and Dr. William McNulty and the entire staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

The family would like memorials contributions be directed to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401 or the American Cancer Society 2202 Wrightsville Avenue, Suite 111 Wilmington, NC 28403.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • July 10, 2012
    Barbara Price says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. I saw it on the news last night. He was such a wonderful person who always had a smile on his face. To me he was a part of "the old Wilmington Family" Judy, I can only imagine how hard this is on you and your children. Take comfort in knowing that he was a very loved man in the community and will also be in Heaven.

  • July 10, 2012
    David Hudson says:
    My deepest condolences on your loss. Fred gave me my start in the pest control business and I'm forever grateful for that. My deepest prayers and thoughts for your comfort in this difficult time. David

  • July 10, 2012
    Marley &Sissy Canady says:
    Please know your all in our thoughts and prayers. We wish we could be there during this difficult time.

  • July 09, 2012
    Kevin & Teresa Canady says:
    To the Canady Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Uncle Fred will be forever in our hearts. Our Love to you all, Kevin, Teresa and Megan Canady

  • July 09, 2012
    Holly and Ronnie George says:
    Mrs Judy and family So sorry to hear about Mr.Fred he will be greatly missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.