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David Canady

1967 - 2021

Albion, Indiana


ALBION - David (Dave) Canady, 53, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Albion, IN on January 24, 2021. Born on August 16, 1967 in E. Chicago, IN he was the son of Marsha Canady and Gerald (Jerry) Canady.

Dave was a proud member of the IN/KY/OH Regional Council of Carpenters Local 232 for over 28 years. During his apprenticeship he earned the esteemed Golden Hammer Award also serving in numerous capacities throughout his membership with the carpenters union. Dave enjoyed cooking while watching football and rooting for the Chicago Bears, although often disappointed, he remained a loyal fan. If he wasn’t busy with his own home improvements you could find him helping one of his many friends with their construction projects over the years. Dave was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Surviving are his mother, Marsha Canady, stepfather Tom Pape, stepbrothers Tommy (Lori) Pape, Michael Pape, and Jeff (Babs) Ross, stepson David (Susan) Simpson, stepdaughter Theresa Simpson and 3 grandchildren. His uncles George (Rita) Fiegle, John (Hazel) Canady, his aunt Sue Ozelie. Also surviving are lifelong friends, Mike Brown and Darryl Smith and loving friend Sue Canady. Preceding him in death were his father and stepmother, Jerry and Ethel Canady and sister, Pamela Easley.

A gathering to celebrate Dave’s life will be held on April 10, 2021 at the Carpenters Local 232 at 1520 Profit Dr. Ft. Wayne, IN 46808 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm as well as one for family and close friends in Highland, IN on April 9, 2021 at Langel’s Pizza 2833 Highway Ave. Highland, IN from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm In lieu of flowers please send donations to Carpenters Caring 771 Greenwood Springs Dr. Greenwood, IN 46143.  Arrangements by Harper Funeral Homes, Albion Chapel, 771 Trail Ridge Road, Albion.  www.harperfuneralhomes.com

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April 2, 2021 10:17 AM
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Theresa Simpson

April 1, 2021 4:33 PM

Dave was my stepdad and I absolutely treasured him to the fullest. Always willing to help me out with his “carpenters skills” whenever I needed anything. Always the jokester but could be serious when need be.. He will be greatly missed by myself and both of my sons... RIP “Daddy Dave”

Thomas Pape

April 1, 2021 1:29 PM

David was a great son. He was always good to his Mother and his sister Pam (though he certainly like to tease her) his brothers, Tom and Mike and everyone he knew. He played hard and as he grew he worked hard. He was always fun to be around, he loved to fish and bike and travel. He always wanted to learn and would help out on projects just so he could learn how things worked. Though we ended up far apart, he never failed to call and send a card on birthdays and holidays. Life didn't always deal him the best hand but he always tried to make the best of things. Gone too soon, I loved him and will miss him.

Danielle Smith

April 1, 2021 10:30 AM

Dave was my brother's best friend for life.  They had a very special bond and considered one another as brothers and family.  Dave had a big heart and he was very generous to those he cared about.  He was funny and goofy and there was always a lot of laughter when we were all together.  Dave was a history buff and I enjoyed many talks with him.  He was creative and had many good ideas.  He was a good cook and he enjoyed cooking with my brother when they got together.  I am grateful for the pierogies and stuffed peppers we now have in the freezer so we can gather and break bread and honor him. He didn't hesitate to express himself.  He always let us know that he loved us.  He was a good hugger and I'm glad I saw him at Christmas to get some hugs and kisses in.  My thoughts and prayers are with his mom, Marsha, to all those who loved David.  May he rest in peace.

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