Obituary of Jaime M. Canal
Canal, Jaime M. 68, of Lyndhurst, died on Friday, October 13, 2023, after a courageous battle with leukemia. Jaime's spirit, will, and deep faith never wavered, where the human body could not. We will miss him more than words can ever express. Jaime was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and came to the states in 1956. He lived in Lyndhurst for most of his life. He was a machinist working for the Bergen Record in Hackensack for many years before retiring. Jaime loved sports and dedicated his life to Hackensack Baseball and then coached both girls and boys basketball teams of Sacred Heart School in Lyndhurst. Along with his wife, Marilyn, they were always present at Sacred Heart Youth Group. They volunteered their time as chaperones for retreats, open gym nights on Wednesdays, and Sunday prayer group meetings. His large stature could be intimidating to young people, yet his quiet way and smile connected to all who came to know him.
Jaime is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Marilyn (nee Wineland), by his loving children, Matthew Canal, Amanda Ford & her husband, Connor, Stephanie Miles & her husband, David, and Victoria Canal & her boyfriend, Carlos, by his precious granddaughter, his "pinky winky", Ella, by his sister, Nancy Figueroa (Michael) and his brother, Moises Canal (Diona), by two generations of nieces and nephews, and by "his brother from another mother", Al Don.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation held at Nazare Memorial Home Inc, 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 4 - 8 PM. All will gather at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 9 AM, then to Sacred Heart Church, where at 10:30AM, a funeral mass will be offered. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, you may donate in Jaime's memory to the John Theurer Cancer Center, 92 2nd St, Hackensack, NJ 07601. You may express condolences to his family by using our tribute wall.
Gathering at the Funeral Home
Committal & Interment
In Loving Memory
1954 - 2023
Three generations of a family that took root in Lyndhurst and have created a legacy to be the people you know with respect, dignity and compassion for all those who pass through our doors. For close to 90 years the Nazare Memorial Home has been a pillar of service to the people of Lyndhurst and its bordering communities.