Fred D. Canada

January 23, 2022

Fred D. Canada, 76, of rural Frankfort, died January 23, 2022 at Clinton House.  He was born March 6, 1945 in Knightstown, Ind. to F. Dale & Gayle (Philpott) Canada.  He married Phylis Ault on July 8, 1988 in Frankfort and she survives.

Fred was a 1963 graduate of New Ross High School.  He moved in 1977 to Clinton County from Crawfordsville.  He was a self-employed construction worker, barber and worked for his parents’ business, Canada’s Green House in New Ross.  He was involved with the Indiana National Guard.  Fred enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, and building things.

Visitation and Services

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Wife: Phylis Canada of rural Frankfort, Sister: Nana (Tom) Rising in Fillmore, Nephew: Brennan (Katie) Burks along with great niece and nephew, Sawyer and Maryjane Burks all of Springboro, OH, and Brother-in-law: George Allen Gooding of New Ross

Preceded by:

his parents and a sister, Suzan Gooding.


Leave your Condolences

61 Condolences for “Fred D. Canada”

  1. Greg Slipher January 24, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Mrs. Canada,
    My father, Finton Slipher, thought the world of Fred. So sorry for your loss.

    • Phylis Canada January 25, 2022 at 11:03 am

      Thanks, Greg. I remember Fred talking about your dad.

  2. Jane A Sheets January 24, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Phylis, I am very sorry for your loss.

  3. Don Blanch January 25, 2022 at 10:11 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

  4. Pam Freeland January 25, 2022 at 10:59 am

    Phyllis, I’m so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. My condolences and prayers for you and your family as you heal.
    From Pam (Ramona’s friend) at the Y.

    • Phylis Canada January 25, 2022 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks. Pam. I recognized your name. He’s not in pain any longer.

  5. Janis Harshbarger January 25, 2022 at 12:34 pm


    So sorry for your loss.

  6. Chris Guffy January 25, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    May your memories comfort you in the days to come. Im so sorry for your loss.

  7. Raymond Beets January 26, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Phylis, so very sorry to hear this. Same day as mother. Many prayers sent your way.

  8. Susan Blank January 26, 2022 at 2:32 am

    Dear Phylis,
    Please accept my condolences- my heart is heavy, and yet, Fred’s picture made me smile, he was good at that! Many fond memories of ‘Old Fred’.

  9. Shane Ewing January 26, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Mrs Canada;

    Fred cut my hair when I was a child. What a great guy. He will be truly missed.

  10. Pam Hall January 26, 2022 at 9:22 am

    Barry & I were very fond of Fred. He was such a kind man…with a great sense of humor!

  11. Carol Carter January 26, 2022 at 10:09 am

    I worked with him. He was a very nice guy. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  12. Sheri Lindhorst Channels January 26, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    Phylis, I am so sorry for your loss. I think about you often. Sheri Lindhorst Channels

  13. Rene’ Rogers January 26, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Phylis, So sorry to read of Fred’s passing. Jim and I will be thinking and praying for you. God Bless
    Jim and Rene’ Rogers

  14. Caryl Barnes January 26, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    Nana – I am so sorry to learn of Fred’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with him when he came in to Ben Hur to visit your mom and dad. Prayers for comfort and strength for you and your family – may you find comfort in your family memories.

    • Nana January 28, 2022 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you, Caryl. He will certainly be missed but we have lots of good memories of him.

    • Nana January 28, 2022 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you, Carol. He will be greatly missed.

  15. Richard and Marilyn Clouse January 26, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Fred passing! Fred was a great guy always enjoyed talking to him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace. Memories are as close your heart!

  16. Jacqueline Crum January 26, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Phyllis, we are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He will truly be missed!
    Larry and Jacki Crum

  17. Kathryn Philpott January 27, 2022 at 5:01 am

    So sorry for the loss of a good man.

  18. Kathryn Philpott January 27, 2022 at 5:04 am

    So sorry for the loss of a good man. He was a great brother & a good husband. Heaven was waiting for his soul.

  19. Kevin Watkins January 27, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  20. Reta Wallace January 27, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Phylis – so sorry to see this. Sending prayers and condolences during this difficult time.

  21. Linda Joy January 28, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    Fred was a good man and a true gentleman. I remember his sense of humor most of all. I am very sorry for your loss.

  22. Susie Plunkitt January 29, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    What a nice guy. He was a hard worker who knew what he was doing & could be gregarious & funny. We will miss him.

  23. Mike Hall January 30, 2022 at 10:53 am

    Sorry for your loss and what you’re being asked to go through in the days to come. Approximately 35yrs ago I first met Fred. He was the carpenter doing the underlayment so my father and I could install the floor coverings…we hit it off immediately. It wasn’t a friendship where we chatted every few days, met for coffee once a week or so, but when our paths did cross it was wonderfully easy to reconnect, catch up. I so appreciate the privilege of knowing him as “friend”.

  24. Linda Bowlin January 30, 2022 at 11:17 am

    I am sorry to see of Fred’s passing. Miss seeing you two. I remember some fun game nights with pitch-in suppers @ Fred’s.
    Your are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Linda Shilkett Bowlin

    • Phylis Canada February 2, 2022 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks, Linda. We had a lot of fun playing cards years and years ago.

  25. Debra Kioppelmann January 30, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He was a good friend to me when we worked together at Garney’s Barber Shop and at the decorating store where I framed pictures. Phylis, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Debra

    • Phylis Canada February 2, 2022 at 9:17 pm

      Thanks, Debra. He really liked working with you. Great memories.

  26. Rosemarie Hutcheson January 31, 2022 at 8:23 am

    Nana, So sorry to read of Fred’s passing. I didn’t realize there were so many years between you and Fred! May God comfort you in your loss.
    Rosemarie Turner Hutcheson

    • Nana February 1, 2022 at 9:35 am

      Thank you, Rosemarie. Yes, there were almost 11 years between us but we were still very close. A great big brother!!

  27. Peggy Jacobs January 31, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    I will miss my twice a year calls with “Ole Fred.” He had a marvelous sense of humor, told it like it was and, was a good friend. My heart goes out to you Phylis, you were the best thing that ever happened to him.

    • Phylis Canada February 2, 2022 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks, Peggy. You two had a great relationship working together. He loved giving you a hard time!

  28. Linda Knoderer February 2, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Fred. Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy.
    Hugs and blessings,

  29. Debbie (Vice) Lallo March 13, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. What a great guy he was. I grew up with Fred living right across the street in New Ross. Condolences to Phyllis, Nans and families.

    • Nana Rising March 26, 2022 at 12:38 pm

      Dear Debbie,
      It’s nice to hear from you. It has been a rough one for me… now no parents or siblings left. I too have many fond memories of the Vice’s and the Canada’s!! We are having a Celebration of Life for him at the New Ross Methodist Church Annex on Sat., April 23 from 1-4. I know you’re out of state but maybe you could let Rhonda know.
      Nana Rising

  30. Bob January 25, 2024 at 6:31 pm

    He was a heck of a nice man.

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