James A. Canda

James A. Canda, 86, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022.
A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Jim had been a resident of Newport News for 45 years. Retired from the USAF as a Master Sergeant after 22 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Canda and their son Jimmy Canda.  He is survived by four daughters, Betty Ann Canda Parker of Brookhaven, MS, Dotty Canda Porter of Newport News, VA, Mary Canda Shrewsbury of Salisbury, NC, Michelle Canda of Hayes, VA and one son, Billy Canda of Surry, VA.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 16th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held in Hampton Veterans Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, August 17th at 11:00 a.m.


  1. Carolyn Coppin

    My name is Carolyn Coppin , I have known Mr.Canda for many years, he was my boss and a dear friend.In life, It’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.

  2. Cathy R. Davis

    The entire Canda family are in my thoughts & prayers in the loss of James. Sending love to Betty, Mitch, Dotty, Mary, & Billy & your children & grands. You have all been forever friends and family to the Davis family!💜💜💜

  3. John Visser

    Billy, your family is in my thoughts and prayers for all grieving over the passing of your father.

    “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
    Matthew 5:4

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