November 1, 1971 ~ April 18, 2020
With deepest sorrow, we announce that Ruben Anthony Canava, 48, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 18, 2020, in Torrance, CA.
Ruben was born in Taylor, TX to Ruben R. and Rosie Canava and was affectionately known by his family as Boy. He moved to San Diego, CA in 1986, where he met his wife and graduated from Monte Vista High School. He and his wife later moved to Torrance, CA where they raised their family. He was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers. He enjoyed fishing, sunsets, a competitive game of pool or darts, and loved to joke around. Ruben had a talent for repairing just about anything. He found enjoyment in DIY projects around the house and at work. He was known for his infectious smile, and his kind heart. Ruben was genuine and humble and enjoyed the simple pleasures in life. He considered California his home but took pride in his Texas roots and a bit of that southern twang could still be heard in him! Ruben had an aura about him that others were naturally drawn to. It was evident in the many friends he had.
Ruben is survived by his devoted wife of 31 years, LaVonne Canava and their two sons, Jordan (29) and Jared (21) Canava, of Torrance, CA; his mother Rosie Canava of Round Rock, TX; his brother Fortino (Sue) Canava, of Denver, CO; and his sisters Carmen Williams, of Georgetown, TX, Lindy (Joe) Leos, of Temple, TX, Nora Canava (Jorge), of Round Rock, TX, Christina Canava, of Austin, TX and Maggie Canava (Andrew), of Kyle, TX; his loving In-laws; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends. He is pre-deceased by his father Ruben R. Canava.
It brings us comfort knowing Ruben is home with our Lord Jesus Christ, ‘probably on a big fishing boat with his dad living his best life’. We LOVE and MISS you so much Ruben and your memory will live on in all of our hearts forever.
Flowers or donations can be sent to 2670 W. 235th St. Unit D, Torrance, CA 90505.
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