P. Canaday was born in Council Bluffs, on September 4, 1952,
to parents George and Libernia Canaday. He was baptized and confirmed
Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs.
avid reader and student in general, he graduated from Abraham
Lincoln High School and entered Concordia College in Seward, Neb., with
interest in pastoral ministry and counseling. After college he returned
Council Bluffs and worked many years at Cogley Clinic. Afflicted with
Bruce became homebound. While in the nursing home, Bruce put his
ministry skills to use leading services and offering comfort and a
to many as his health allowed. He always loved visits from his family
church family and especially enjoyed the opportunity to talk theology.
entered the Church triumphant on March 21, 2016.
was preceded in death by his parents.
is survived by Kenneth Vanderziel, Donna Larson-Moran, Sue
Eldridge, Patricia Frost, James Canaday and Jeanne Canaday-Hosier;
cousins, and a host of friends.
service is to be announced. Memorials are directed to
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.