Dax Archer Canton

Born: Thu., Jul. 12, 2012
Died: Thu., Dec. 20, 2012

Funeral Service


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 27, 2012
Location: Rocco Funeral Home

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Dax Archer Canton was born to Nicolas Canton and Renee McKain on Thursday, 7/12/12 at 11:06AM.  Dax passed into eternal glory on Thursday, 12/20/12 at 12:53AM.  He was born at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  Tufts Medical Center was also Dax's place of passing.

Dax was taken from us very suddenly.  In his short time on this Earth, he touched the hearts of many.  He truly had a special way about him.  Dax's smile was warm and pure.  It could melt the hardest of hearts.  We felt that we were being given a gift every time we were lucky enough to receive one of those precious smiles.  He was truly a delight at all times.

Dax had such a fondness for the Thomas and Friends TV show.  He would sit in his favorite swing and his little face would light up the moment that he heard the theme music.  He had been recently introduced to bananas and he absolutely loved them.  He had also become fully aware of his feet and would not miss an opportunity to play with them or to try and pull his socks off.  He was a studious little character.  He would sit and quietly watch his parents or closely examine his hands. 

Dax is survived by his parents and a multitude of family and friends.  It is our hope that Dax was able to touch you all as he touched us and that his pure heart, spirit and soul will forever live on.

-----The Canton Family-----



"Our Questions and Answers, Dax"

Sometimes Dax, answers to our questions are easy. Sometimes Dax, the answers are difficult, and sometimes there are no answers. But Dax, you are not our question; you are our answer. Always.

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Joanne McKeown
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012
To Nic and family - my deepest condolences to you on your loss of your sweet child. Please take comfort in the thought that God has created another angel to watch over you and your family.

Betty Canton
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012
Dear Renee and Nic, know that we all share your pain and wish you everything good that can come of this
Time will help reduce the void and one day well laugh and share beautiful memories. All my love

Melody Brown
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012
I pray that the love of God will serve as a salve to your broken hearts. One of the most wonderful couples I know. God bless you and now you have a special angel to look over you. I love you both.

Katrina, Dan and Sarina Gomes
   Posted Sat December 22, 2012
I read this and thought of Dax.

"These are my footprints,
so perfect and so small.
These tiny footprints
never touched the ground at all.
Not one tiny footprint,
for now I have wings.
These tiny footprints were meant
for other things.
You will hear my tiny footprints,
in the patter of the rain.
Gentle drops like angel's tears,
of joy and not from pain.
You will see my tiny footprints,
in each butterflies' lazy dance.
I'll let you know I'm with you,
if you just give me the chance.
You will see my tiny footprints,
in the rustle of the leaves.
I will whisper names into the wind,
and call each one that grieves.
Most of all, these tiny footprints,
are found on Mommy and Daddy's hearts.
'Cause even though I'm gone now,
We'll never truly part."

Katrina, Dan and Sarina Gomes
   Posted Sat December 22, 2012
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are continuously with you both during this difficult time. You are loved, and may God continue to guide, comfort and give you continued strength in His warm and holy embrace.

Rudy and Nancy Morrison
   Posted Wed December 26, 2012
Dear Renee, Nick & extended family members,
"THE LORD bless you and keep you: THE LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. THE LORD lift up his face upon you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26. As you know, 8 yrs. ago, Rudy and I have been where you are emotionally, so I feel your pain, sorrow and anguish. It is the worst place to be as a parent.

However, our children are gifts and blessings for the time that they remain on this earth. We were so thrilled to meet Dax, our adopted grandson, that the memories will stay in our hearts until the end of our time here on this earthly plain. We hope that Dave saw him coming and welcomed him into the spiritual world....two angels soaring in the heavens.

Sending you our thoughts, prayers, support and love at this difficult time.
God Bless,
Rudy and Nancy

Shawna McMullen
   Posted Wed December 26, 2012
Dax, even though I haven't had the amazing chance to meet you, I watch as your grew through pictures and video's that were posted by your Mom and Dad. You always brought a smile to my face with every new picture that was put up. You have touched my heart in so many ways. May the Lord bless and Keep you.

Nicolas and Renee, my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you both in this very difficult time. May you both find your strength through family and God.

God Bless,

Silvana White
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
Nic and Family-

‚ó¶Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

I am so sorry for your loss.