Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

James Canda

December 10, 1931 - October 16, 2020
Cannonsburg, MI



Tuesday, October 20, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Van Strien Creston Chapel
1833 Plainfield Ave., N.E
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 361-2613
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
11:00 AM EDT
St. Patrick Parnell Catholic Parish
4351 Parnell AVe NE
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 691-8541
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

David's House Ministries
2251 Hope Grove Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


aged 88, of Cannonsburg passed away on October 16, 2020. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Barbara. Jim is survived by his children, Christine (Joel) Kuipers, Leslie (Dennis) Chase, Anthony (Laurie) Canda, Timothy Canda, Thomas (Holly) Canda, and Jamie (Steve) Vachon; grandchildren, Amber (Ben), Tara (Sean), Karly, David, Kelly (Andrew), Anthony, Patty (Brandon), Jimi (Tammy), Amy (Mike), Emily (Ryan), Justin, Samara (Scott), Samuel, Skylar, Andrew (Kyleigh), Sydney, Taylor, and grandpa’s favorite, Jack; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Duda; brother-in-law, William (Doris) Berrevoets; and several nieces and nephews. Jim was a graduate of Catholic Central and a US. Army veteran. He retired from Corduroy Rubber/Paulstra Co. Jim and Barb loved camping and fishing, they had big family dinners every Sunday, attended every grandchild’s events from football to band to horse shows. Jim loved dachshunds, gardening, making bread and wine. He loved to read and play cards but most of all he loved his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at St. Patrick of Parnell Catholic Church, 4351 Parnell NE. Friends are invited to visit with his family on Tuesday (masks and social distancing required) from 6-8 PM, with a Rosary at 7:30 PM, at Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes, 1833 Plainfield NE. Contributions in his memory may be made to David’s House. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to archive a memory, photo, or sign the guestbook online.