Thursday, July 25, 2024

Daniel Francis ‘Dan’ Canade, 79, honed his talent to become a limerick laureate

Daniel Francis 'Dan' Canade
Daniel Francis ‘Dan’ Canade

Daniel Francis ‘Dan’ Canade, 79, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Dan was born Sept. 25, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York.

He was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother.

He leaves behind his wife, Kathy; three children, Terry (Allison), Laurianne Chapman (Wheeler) and Katie Ninivaggi; nine grandchildren, Ben, Jessica Nolan (Ryan), Ellie, Lane, Kit (Robbie), Caleb, Mathew, Jane, and Jack; and two great-grandchildren, Elliott and Wren. His sister, Barbara Marlin, also survives him, together with many nieces and nephews.

As a teenager, Dan moved to Syosset, graduated from Oyster Bay High School and attended C.W. Post College in Brookville, New York. Dan worked for over 25 years in the procurement department at Grumman Aerospace in Bethpage, New York. In 1993, Dan and Kathy retired to Wilmington, where he continued to enjoy playing golf and reading, especially used books exchanged with friends. In Wilmington, he honed his talent to become a limerick laureate and an award-winning trainer of his beloved dog, Oliver, who continues to perform tricks nightly for Kathy. Dan studied the culinary arts (on TV and in periodicals), curated recipes for others and enjoyed reheating meals that Kathy prepared.

In high school, Dan was in the drama club, but he enjoyed his best reviews from his grandchildren, relatives and neighbors for his annual role filling a Santa Claus suit and emptying a bag of gifts (as well as available tumblers).

Dan was an altar boy in his youth and was actively involved with Immaculate Conception Church in Wilmington. A funeral liturgy will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at Immaculate Conception Church, Carolina Beach Road, officiated by the Rev. John McGee, O.F.S.F.

The family would like to thank the staff of professionals on the seventh floor of NHRMC for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Immaculate Conception Church or The Help Center of Federal Point.

He will be dearly missed, but the heartache we feel in his absence is soothed by the irreverent sense of humor with which he blessed our family.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

Related Articles