Winifred "Winnie" Canavan

August 1, 1934 - March 24, 2019
Born in Elizabeth, NJ
Resided in Lakewood, NJ
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home


Winifred “Winnie” Canavan, 84, of Lakewood, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 24, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Visitation at the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Friday, March 29 from 4 - 8 pm. The Funeral begins at the Funeral Home on Saturday at 10:30 am, thence to St. Bartholomew RC Church, Scotch Plains, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clark.

Winnie was born in Elizabeth to Joseph and Catherine (Faser) Bryan. She lived in Clark for thirty years, prior to moving to Lakewood 21 years ago.

Winnie was a Realtor for Coldwell Banker of Westfield for over 18 years, retiring in 1998. She previously was an Administrator at Western Temporary Agency of Clark for 15 years. She was a former Girl and Cub Scout Leader. She was also a former member of several bowling leagues in Clark. Winnie was a member of the Choir at St. Agnes Church and a member of the Sweet Adeline Choir of Freehold. She was also active in the choir and bridge club at Four Seasons Retirement Community in Lakewood.

Winnie is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Joseph Canavan, Sr.; her devoted children, Margaret Wernsing and her husband David, Elizabeth Dunn and her husband Steven, Joseph Canavan, Jr. and Catherine Dunham and her husband Robert; her cherished grandchildren, David, Zoe, Matthew, Catherine, Kacie and Alden and her dear brother and sister, Thomas Bryan and Mildred Ciencin.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to the Alzheimer's Association, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue #203, Roseland, NJ 07068.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Friday, March 29, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Bartholomew the Apostle RC Church
2032 Westfield Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Saturday, March 30, 2019
11:30 AM
St. Mary's Cemetery
Madison Hill Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Saturday, March 30, 2019
1:00 PM


Alzheimer's New Jersey
425 Eagle Rock Avenue #203
Roseland, NJ 07068


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Steven N. Perlmutter
Matthew S. Perlmutter
Funeral Director, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3539  
Funeral Director, NJ Lic. No. 4785 
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