Steven Lee Canning\nNovember 10, 1950 – July 5, 2022\n\nOur beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend, Steven Lee Canning, 71, left us on July 5, 2022, due to a heart attack while recovering from kidney transplant surgery.\n\nSteve was born on November 10, 1950, to Clarence Burnell Canning and Florence Uwarda Trimble Canning in Salt Lake City, Utah. He briefly lived in Southern California as a child, but spent most of his childhood running amuck around South Salt Lake where he lived with his brothers, mother and his grandfather.\n\nAfter graduating from Granite High School in 1969, he went on to study Engineering at Utah Technical College and held jobs at UDOT and Northwest Pipeline. He prided himself on being one of the first people in the country to utilize computer aided drafting technology. Wanting to further his career, he went on to earn his Bachelor degree in Business Management and continued his career with Chevron Pipeline and the State of Utah where he worked in Environmental Management, specializing in underground fuel storage tanks. He retired from the State of Utah in July of 2018 to spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren.\n\nHe met the love of his life Carole soon after high school at the Red Barn Restaurant in Salt Lake and soon they married in the Salt Lake Temple in September of 1971. The couple went on to have four children, Jodee, Justin, Jason, and Jeren. He was tremendously devoted to his children, coaching them in baseball, football, soccer, and never once missing a dance recital \n\nThroughout his life Steve was a diehard supporter of the University of Utah, tailgating and attending nearly every home football game and watching every road game on television. He also enjoyed going to Salt Lake Bees baseball games each summer and watching any NFL game he could find each Fall. He accomplished a lifelong dream of attending the Kentucky Derby in May of 2021. \n\nSteve was a jokester who was always cracking jokes and making everyone laugh. He had a way of bringing humor into even the most intense situations. He loved Disneyland and was happiest whenever he visited Southern California with his family.\n\nSteve is preceded in death by his mother, father, grandfather, and brother. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carole; his children Jodee (Jeff), Justin (Tiffany), Jason (Joyce), and Jeren; 10 grandchildren, Marcus, J’Lynn, Mason, Kallie, Baylee, Melina, Ireland, Brynlee, Sloane, and Kendyl, two great-grandchildren; Eibhleann and Lachlann, siblings; Lisa (Chuck) Coryell and Dennis (Cathy) Canning, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.\n\nFuneral services will be held on Monday, July 11 at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary in South Jordan, Utah (1007 W. South Jordan Parkway – 10600 South) at 10 a.m. He will be interned at the Riverton City Cemetery thereafter. Services will be streamed and saved on the Jenkins-Soffe website (jenkins-soffe.com). A viewing will be held Sunday, July 10 at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary from 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 9-9:45 a.m.\n\nThe family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses, and caretakers of the West Jordan Liberty Dialysis Center. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Kidney Foundation in Steve’s honor.