Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

Jim Canavan, age 68, passed away this January, 2019. He was a Denver native, born in 1950 and worked for the City and County of Denver for 45 years. Survivors include his wife Ann; children Amy, Jimmy, and Elizabeth (son-in-law Matt); grandsons Max, Leo and Marco; and siblings Ann Kientz, Pat Canavan, Katie Iacino and Mary Lee Hanson. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Red Cross.

Prayer service will be held on Thursday, February 7th, at 2pm at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Reception to follow there.


Prayer Service: February 7, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
4900 Montview Blvd.
Denver, CO 80207


Reception: February 7, 2019 3:00 pm

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
4900 Montview Blvd.
Denver, CO 80207


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Jim Canavan's name.

American Red Cross

431 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
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  1. Ann and Family,
    We want to express our Deepest and Most Heartfelt Sympathy At this Difficult time..
    Your Family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Kris and Steve

  2. Ann and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Dan, DeEtte, Cole and Elijah Walters

  3. Ann,
    I believe this: loving is the epitome of the ultimate highs and the deepest lows. When we choose to give our hearts we never think that pain might come along for the ride. And come it does. I am certain that all of us hold you and your family firmly but delicately in our hearts. Jim was a good man, made better because he made a good choice in marrying you and creating a beautiful family. Lee and I hope there is some peace that you can find in all the words that are being sent your way and in our simple words. Let those who care for you be a rock that you know will be there. A loving, steady, full of life and love, rock.

  4. Ann and Family, Jim was a great friend. Our friendship goes back to our elementary years. We lived just a few blocks apart and I would ride my bike to Jim’s house on Lincoln St. very often. We hung out a lot. I have great memories of our joking and laughing all the time. Never a serious moment. I remember the day he injured his eye and the long recovery. We were together for all of the big events of grade and high school. I remember meeting with Jim after he would get off his swing shift at the city and I would get off mine at the railroad. We would find someplace to eat on Broadway. Unfortunately, after I moved away following college, we lost regular contact. I will always cherish my memories of Jim and his laugh.

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