In loving memory of Winfred Edward Canada
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and your staﬀ they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies: thou anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
~ Psalm 23
On Wednesday, November 1,2023, we bid farewell, to our beloved Winfred Edward Canada, who was called home to be with the Lord. Winfred was born on August 5, 1976, in Austin, Texas. He was the third of ﬁve children and brought joy and love to his family throughout his life.
From a young age, Winfred walked with faith in his heart and found solace in St. Edwards Baptist Church, where he accepted Christ and was baptized. His unwavering trust in the Lord sustained him through life's trials.
After graduating from Johnston High School in Austin, Texas with the Class of ‘95, Winfred embarked on a journey ﬁlled with various jobs in the food service industry. It is said that he had a passion for cooking and took delight in preparing meals for others.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Winfred found joy in simple pleasures. He indulged in listening to music, watching movies, and cheering on his nephew during basketball games. An ardent sports enthusiast, Winfred's loyalty resided with the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns.
Those who knew Winfred describe him as a compassionate and giving soul. His kindness extended to the most vulnerable, as he selﬂessly fed the homeless and oﬀered shelter to those in need. Winfred's heart overﬂowed with generosity.
Having a preference for everything colored red, Winfred found beauty in its vibrancy and warmth, which reflected his own vibrant spirit.
Winfred was preceded in death by his beloved father, Ronnie Canada Sr.; grandmothers, Stella M. Williams and Albertina DeShay Canada; grandfathers, Richard Wallace and Reverend Winfred Canada; great-grandmother, Alberta Wilson; great-aunt, Helen R. Wilson; and uncles, Donnie, Larry, and Winfred Canada. Their spirits will eternally reside with him.
He will forever be remembered by his mother, Stella Denise and husband, Randy Lincoln, of Bastrop; his son, Winfred Milekee Scott Canada and his son's mother, Sharnell Louis both of Austin; his two sisters, Sunya L. and husband, Nathan Sauls, of Pﬂugerville and Desiree Canada of Austin; his four brothers, Quinton Canada of Austin, Ronnie Canada and wife, Pricilla, of Austin, Anthony Canada of Bastrop, and Issac Canada; his grandparents, Elizabeth A. Wallace of Georgia, Harold and Mary Lincoln of Waco; aunt Diane Burditt; special friends from the Elm Ridge Apartments Community in Austin, whom will remain grateful for their time shared with him; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. Winfred’s cherished memories will forever remain in the hearts of many.
As we mourn the loss of our dear Winfred Edward Canada, let us celebrate the remarkable life he lived. He brought hope to those he encountered and welcomed love into the lives of many. May his spirit ﬁnd eternal peace as we reﬂect on the beautiful memories he leaves behind.
Family and Friends will gather for Visitation at Elgin Funeral Home, Friday, November 17th from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. A Home-Going Celebration will be conducted at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, Saturday, November 18th at 11:00 AM with Reverend Carl E. Shelton presiding.