Elsie, born a twin in Rainy River, spent her early years in Haileybury and Kirkland Lake. She finished Grade 12 and worked at several clerical jobs in Kirkland Lake before joining the Air Force in 1951. She met Lloyd while in the Air Force and they married Dec. 21, 1955, while posted in Germany. Elsie left the forces in 1958 and they lived in Summerside, P.E.I. while Lloyd continued at the base for a few years, later doing small engine repair and working at a Toyota dealership.
The boys, Lee and John, were adopted in the 1960's. They were turned back to the Children's Aid Society after a few years because they were unmanageable. They retained the name Cannon.
Elsie and Lloyd separated in 1998. Elsie changed her name back to McClanahan and remained living in Summerside, P.E.I..
Lloyd was born in Fortune Cove, P.E.I. and died in Summerside.
John Garth Cannon b. 1960
Lee Kier Cannon b. 1957
(Robert McClanahan, 2005)
Lloyd Kier Cannon
b. May 3, 1930 - Feb. 5, 2004
Lloyd and Elsie Cannon at Ham Radio Field Day, Summer 1985. Photo from Wm. T. McClanahan's collection.