Mount Vernon News
  • Ann Canaday

  • September 21, 2010

BOARDMAN — Ann Canaday, 73, passed from this world at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Ann was born Jan. 31, 1937, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Rex and Mable Louise Anderson. Ann graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1955 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Wooster College and a master’s degree in Library Science from Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Ann lived a busy and productive life, and was loved and respected by everyone who knew her. An active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, she co-coordinated the Westminster Annual Book Sale for more than 25 years, and had been in charge of Boardman High School Band uniform issue for seven years. Ann belonged to three soroal organizations: She is a member of Miriam Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and was a Pastworthy Matron of the former Lamplight Chapter of Poland. She also held the titles of Pastworthy High Priestess and Pastworthy Scribe of the white Shrine of Jerusalem, Ruth Shrine 64 of Poland.

Ann was very creative, filling her days with crafting, puzzling and cooking for family and friends. She especially loved Christmas and giving. Her family was the dearest part of her heart and life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. J.H. Canaday, D.O., a pathologist at Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital for several decades.

She is survived by her two sons, Michael Canaday of Boardman and Dr. David Canaday, M.D., associate professor at Case Western Reserve University; her daughters-in-law, Katherine Canaday, Pharm D., and Lynn Canaday; her two grandsons, Jack, 14, and William, 10, of Cleveland; her brother, David M. and “Cookie” Anderson of Sandusky; her niece, Jeanie, and her daughter, Gretchen; her nephew and family, James and Chastity Anderson, and Jessica and Jed Anderson, also of Sandusky

Calling hours are Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, from 4 to 6:45 p.m. A shrine ceremony will commence at 6:45 p.m. The memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. Ann will then join her husband at Fredericktown Cemetery.

The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to the Church Memorial Fund, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman, OH 44512.

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