Neva Canning Goldammer

February 7, 2010
Neva Canning Goldammer

Neva Canning Goldammer, 71, also known as Meme, passed away February 7, 2010 at home.

She was born in Chicago, Illinois and was the daughter of the late Walter and Luda Bong of Miami, Florida.

Neva is survived by her husband, Robert Goldammer, children; Michael Canning, Jr. and spouse, Rebecca, Kathleen Leone and spouse, Michael, David Canning, and Lawrence Canning. Grandchildren; Siena, Niccolo, Marino and Venezia Leone, Aurelio Aceveda, and Grace and Michael Canning. Neva is also survived by special friends; Marjorie Abrams, Dorie Stein, Maureen Fineman and Michael Bonner.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Wilmington Burial & Cremation Service, 1535 S. 41st Street.

Neva graduated from Georgetown University School of Nursing with a BS degree in Nursing. She later graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education. She worked for many years as an ICU/CCU RN as well as a Nurse Educator. After retirement, she moved to Wilmington.

To those who knew her, Neva was an exceptional and spirited woman, always concerned about others. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, friend and companion. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who were lucky enough to know her.


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  • February 09, 2010
    Kim and Bill Loughren says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with family at this time. Love, The Loughrens

  • February 10, 2010
    Beth Potts says:
    My deepest sympathies to a most lovely family; Neva surely touched a lot of people. Peace and Blessings.

  • February 10, 2010
    Margaret Stanley says:
    Was saddened to learn of your mother's death. She was a beautiful lady and so proud of her family. My heart is with you during this time of grief.

  • February 11, 2010
    Sandy Roberts says:
    Neva was a wonderful caring person that touched so many lives. Despite her own problems, she still reached out to others. No problem was too great or small for her to gladly lend an ear to or a shoulder to cry on. There was a lot on her shoulders but still she gave of herself freely and with love. Perhaps it was this quality that made her so strong. I think of Neva as a bright light. If you were ever in a room with her, you would know what I meant. Everyone gravitated to this source of light and love. In darkness, she was a glowing candle. Somehow I know that light has not gone out. Her passing is a loss for those of us still here and I extend my deepest sympathies to her family, but know that somewhere her light and love still glow. Neva often spoke of seeing a ring of roses surrounding someone she was praying for. Well now, those roses are adorning her. That is Neva-a beautiful warm glowing light surrounded in roses. I will always think of her in that way.

  • February 11, 2010
    Becky Saffo says:
    Dear Venez: Emily was so sad to hear about your grandmother. But you are in her thoughts and prayers. And she is her if you need her. Love, Emily Lane