He was born in Nurnberg, Germany on Oct. 29, 1962.
Mr Canant’s childhood years, in a military family, were spent in Germany, Okinawa and Thailand.
He graduated from the American High School in Bitburg, Germany with top honors, then earned two bachelor’s degrees.
He pursued his lifelong dream to fly airplanes and, after years of dedication and sacrifice, became a commercial pilot where he worked his way to captain.
Mr. Canant was flying private, time share aircraft when he was disabled with his fatal illness. He was fulfilled, nonetheless, with fellowship of community, church and family. Kurt met his soul mate, Joni, who has been there through good times and bad.
Mr. Canant was a devoted family man — the essence of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Joni Baker Canant, Rockmart to whom he was married on Feb. 10, 2004; daughters, Kenzie Canant and Marisa Baert, both of Rockmart; sons, Braden Baert, Rockmart and Jeffery Morton, Rome; father, Raymond G. Canant (Diane), San Antonio, Texas; mother, Marie Stemmer; brother, Philip Canant (Erica), San Antonio; sisters, Patricia Canant, San Antonio and Andrea Sweet, Hemet, Calif.
A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 27 at 2p.m. at New Hope Fellowship Church of Cedartown with Rev. Steve Fetkenhour officiating. Eulogies were given by Hal Floyd and Philip Canant.
Interment followed in North View Cemetery, Cedartown.
Pallbearers were: Philip Canant, Tony Bowling, Hal Floyd, Steve Whitman, Walt Fincher, Billy Blair, Eddy Stokes and Troy Smith.
The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.