Retired Lt. Candace Cain

July 22, 1959-March 29, 2021

Candace "Candy" Cain left this world in the early morning hours on March 29.

Candy would do her best to provide the homeless by getting them food and giving them blankets. Candy loved to read and was a devoted reader of crime stories and mysteries.

She was a worker, and on Nov. 25, 1993, she found her dream job at the corrections division of the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office. She began there as a control room operator and worked her way up to lieutenant. She took great pride in her job and was respected not only by her staff, but by the inmates as well.

On Aug. 31, 2015, after being diagnosed with cancer, Candy had to retire from the job she loved to fight the health battle with her family, friends and co-workers by her side. She passed away after fighting the disease for almost six years. She was ready to go to heaven. She never once stopped thinking about the sheriff's department and all of her friends.

She left behind her brothers Lonnie, Kevin and Kelly, her sisters-in-law, and her precious dog, Louie. Her sister, Kim, had passed away on Sept. 21, 2020. She also had three people who she called angels who had stayed with her through her illness.

Candy's famous words throughout her life were, "I am blessed." Yes, Candy, you were, and we were blessed for knowing you.

Submitted by Mary Jo Enlow

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