Trevor Jackson Canaday
June 7, 2004-Dec. 2, 2018
Trevor was a young man with many interests and talents. He loved sports, music, animals and, most of all, his family and friends. Smart, funny, and big-hearted, Trevor was able to get anyone out of a bad mood with his goofy antics and infectious, sparkling smile. He adored his two sisters, Tessa and Zoee, and, although he was the “baby,” felt like it was his job to take care of them. A freshman at Millard South High School, Trevor was a member of the freshman football team, playing on both the offensive and defensive line—he liked defense best because he “could hit more.” He truly loved the entire freshman football clan, a family that started in middle school and became closer with each and every practice and game. After playing five years of select club baseball, Trevor was excited about trying out for the Millard South baseball team this spring for a catcher position. He could always be counted on for base steals and a couple of home runs per season. In addition to sports, Trevor played the saxophone and—to the surprise and delight of his family—could sing and dance. Performing with the SOS Show Choir was among his favorite things in life; they were working on the upcoming concert competition featuring “Good Old Rock and Roll,” a perfect fit for Trevor. His dad, Bryan, was driving Trevor to a SOS Show Choir social bonding gathering on Saturday night when he was killed. Trevor loved animals, particularly his 100-pound puppy Truffles, who rumor has it slept with him in his bed (but would always be in her bed in the morning). He wanted to be a veterinarian when he grew up.
The family would like to thank everyone at the Nebraska Medical Center who gave Trevor their all, and who continue to take care of Bryan in his recovery. In addition, we are grateful for the work of the caring EMTs and law enforcement officers on Saturday night, as well as the Good Samaritans at the scene who witnessed the crash and tried to help save our Trevor. Trevor was preceded in passing by grandfather, Jack Canaday. He is survived by his parents, Clifford Bryan Canaday and Becky Joan Canaday; his sisters Tessa and Zoee, and beloved fur sister Truffles; grandparents L.F. “Bud” and Arlene Burianek, and Diane Canaday, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins.
A Celebration of Trevor’s life will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Heafey Hoffman Dworak and Cutler Chapel at 7805 West Center Road, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. A video of the funeral can be viewed here:
The family will receive friends before the service beginning at 1:00 p.m., and requests that everyone wear bright colors or Husker gear to Trevor’s commemoration. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please reach out to someone with a gesture of kindness. Memorials in Trevor Canaday’s name may be directed to the family or made to the Nebraska Humane Society, 8929 Fort Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68134 (www.nehumanesociety.org).