American Veteran 08

Normand A. Canter

August 16, 1930 ~ June 28, 2020 (age 89)


Normand A. Canter - PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Normand A. Canter, 89, passed away peacefully at  home in Phoenix AZ on June 28, 2020 surrounded by his loving children.

Normand was born on August 16, 1930 in Albany, NY to Louis and Rachel (Goldsmith) Canter.  He was the youngest of eight children. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a locomotive engineer with the railroad for over 35 years.  Normand married Rebecca Ann Whithem of Hudson NY on  St. Patrick's day 1968.  They were married for 43 years, until her passing on June 6, 2011.  They raised two children together.  Normand called Albany NY home for 84 years. He moved to Phoenix AZ in 2014.
Normand will be remembered for his great  passion of art. He was a member of the Riverfront Artist group in Troy, NY and the Arizona Artist Guild in Phoenix, AZ.  Normand studied  works of art  everywhere and anywhere….even if the piece  was hung above a table of strangers enjoying their dinner at a restaurant.  Normand had a great love and compassion for animals, especially dogs.  He loved nature and enjoyed nothing more than sitting outside on a sunny day with his pastels or watercolors in hand.
Normand was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Rachel, his wife Rebecca, and his seven siblings.  He is survived by his two children Louis (Shannon) Canter and Daina (Eric) Pfister and his cherished grandchildren, Paige and Jackson Canter.
Interment will be held  at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville NY  on July 17, 2020. 

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