|Date Of Birth:||August 10, 1913|
|Date Of Death:||June 23, 2012|
Elizabeth Canada passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 23,
2012 at Sterling House in Bloomington. She was born in Port Huron,
Michigan, on August 10, 1913, to Elva (Selkirk) Wilcox and Milan
Theodore Wilcox. Elizabeth was known to her friends as Betty. She
had been a continuous Bloomington resident since 1946. She
held a bachelor's degree in music from Northwestern University and
a master's degree from Indiana University.
Elizabeth was widowed suddenly in 1952 when her first husband,
Adolph Weiser, a member of the piano faculty in the IU School of
Music, died leaving her with four children. She then
established a career as a film librarian with the Indiana
University Audio-Visual Center and became active in the alumni
organization of Alpha Gamma Delta.
She later married Edwin McPheron and was widowed once again upon
Prof McPheron's death.
In retirement, Elizabeth became an enthusiastic golfer and was a
regular at the IU course. She was a lover of classical music,
jazz, and was a competent pianist. She enjoyed travel as well
as her bridge and book groups. She served on the Altar Guild
of Trinity Episcopal Church, and volunteered with Opportunity House
as well as WFIU/WTIU. She was a longtime, loyal fan of
Hoosier basketball and football as well as a supporter of IU
theatre and music groups. She was active in local Democratic
Late in life, she became the wife of Howard Canada, owner of
Howard's Book Store. They enjoyed happy years together before
Elizabeth was widowed one again.
She enjoyed a long, healthy, happy and active life and will be
deeply missed by her family.
Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Susan Webb (Kenneth) of
Bloomington, and two sons Steve (Janet) Weiser of Orinda,
California, and John (Terri) Weiser of Charlottesville, Virginia,
in addition to nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and
four nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister
Edith Henry, son Andrew Weiser, and her three husband's.
No viewing or visitation is planned. Funeral arrangements
The family requests that remembrances take the form of
contributions in her name to IU Health Hospital Home Health and
Hospice P.O. Box 1149 Bloomington, IN 47402.
Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Friends can send
condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org