Canole, Barbara R., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at Hoyt Nursing & Rehab Centre following a lengthy illness. Age 70 years. The daughter of the late Aloysius and Cecelia (Bednarek) Moskal, Barbara was born January 3, 1941 in Saginaw, Michigan. Barbara married Robert Canole on May 15, 1995. He survives her. She was employed at Citizens Bank for 23 years until her retirement in 1997. Barbara was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. She enjoyed being out-of-doors and crafts. Most of all, Barbara loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving besides her husband Robert are two sons, three daughters and their spouses, Mike Schmidt, Mark and Jessica Schmidt, Kathy and Gregg Rau, Gwenn Myers, Gail and Scott Butcher; a step-son, Rich Canole; 12 grandchildren, Dale, Chris, Matt, Michael, Meagan, Stephanie, Kimberlie, Jonathan, Rebecca, Alex, Liam and Eli; one brother and two sisters, Robert (Sharon) Moskal, Dorothy (Jim) Lynch, Margie (Darryl) Stemmler; several nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Steven Watkins, a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Harry Castanier, and by an infant sister. Honoring Mrs. Canole’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2011 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. James Carlson will officiate. Friends may call at St. John Vianney Catholic Church where the family will be present on Friday from 12:00 noon until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the charity of their choice. Arrangements entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road.