In Memory

John Canida

John Canida

Canida, John E. 65 06/19/1944 03/13/2010 John Canida passed away March 13, 2010, at Pacific Specialty & Rehabilitation Care nursing home in Vancouver. Born in Moline, Ill., to Richard Leroy Canida and Marian (Shull) Canida, John graduated from Moline High School in 1962. He served in the U.S. Army from August 1962 through August 1965 during the start of the Vietnam War. He married Leala June Woodmansee May 9, 1964. They lived in Columbia, S.C., near Fort Jackson until his discharge from the Army when they moved back to Moline. John worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Moline. He moved to Portland with his wife and children in 1977, where he was employed as a specialty plumbing salesman. He moved to Vancouver in 2005. John enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Leala; son, David Canida of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Trisha Canida Letts of Troutdale; grandson, Keegan TM Canida; granddaughters, Korbe Jean Canida and Ashley Nichole Letts; and a sister, Nancy Liedtke of Rock Island, Ill. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Jerome; and sister, Barbara. A service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2010, in Willamette National Cemetery.