08/19/1931 - 02/10/2020
Obituary for Charles Canaday
Charles Jay Canaday, age 88, of Northwood, Ohio, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center of Toledo.
Charles was born on August 19, 1931 to Charles H. Canaday and Leota C. (Goodwin) Canaday. He graduated from Macomber Vocational Technical High School in 1949 and was a Korean War Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Chris.
Charles is survived by his wife and sweetheart, Donna Jean (Brandburg) Canaday; sons Rob (Linda) and Doug (Joy); grandchildren Shane (Ali), Corey, Lauren (Jake), Ryan, and Marc (Andrea); and great grandchildren Kellan, Mason Jay, and a child on the way.
Charles and Donna were married on March 12, 1954 and were married for nearly 66 years at the time of his passing. The two were pen pals during his time in Japan serving in the United States Air Force. After they married, they spent the remainder of his time in service together in Spokane, Washington before returning to Northwood, Ohio.
Charles worked for Allen A. Smith Co. for 45 years, taking pride in the windows he helped to create.
Throughout his life, Charles valued his family above all else, and shared a love of laughter with his wife, children, and grandchildren. When asked to describe the happiest times of his life, he mentioned his marriage, returning to Northwood with his wife, watching his children and grandchildren grow up, and watching his children and grandchildren play baseball.
To honor his wishes, there will be no funeral services for Charles, but all condolences left on HabeggerFuneralServices.com will be shared with his wife and family.
Habegger Funeral Services is humbled and honored to assist the Canaday Family. We invite you to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.habeggerfuneralservices.com
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