Samantha Lee Cannady

Samantha Lee Cannady, age 4 of Stoughton, WI passed peacefully at home with family by her side on Wednesday July 30, 2014. She has courageously fought brain cancer since January, 2013.

Samantha, the daughter of Kevin and Jennifer (Ott) Cannady was born November 17, 2009. In addition to her parents, Samantha is survived by her brother, Jackson and half-sister, Lainee; her grandparents, Edward and Karen Ott; her great-grandparents, Elton and Rachel Ott; her Aunt Michelle Ott-Harbort; cousins Cassondra and Ashley; Aunt Kelly (Cannady) and Gary Dvorak; cousin Cody and Dystiny; and Godfather Jesse Mason. Samantha was preceded in death by her grandparents Michael Cannady and Jan Cannady.

Samantha's life on the earth was too short but it was filled with many special adventures. Samantha became a Wish Child when the Make of Wish Foundation provided for her and her family a trip to Disney World last July.

The Badgers Childhood Cancer Network sponsors many activities. One of Sammy's favorites was to go fishing with her Daddy on Lake Waubesa.

Samantha's dream to be a ballerina came true when she participated in her first ballet recital last April with the Stoughton Center of Performing Arts.

Samantha attended Martin Luther Child Care Center and was loved by all. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and always came home sharing all that she had learned.

Covenant Lutheran Church was one of her favorite places to go; in fact it became her second home. The congregation and Pastor Mark Peterson have been an instrumental part of Sammy's life since the day she was born.

One of Sammy's favorite pass times was creating songs and then singing them to her Mommy. Samantha's smile could light up a room. Anyone who has had the opportunity to meet Sammy, have become better people. She had a way of touching everyone's heart and soul. Samantha will be dearly missed. She will want you to remember her infectious giggle and kind heart.

Memorial services will be held at Covenant Lutheran Church, 1525 N Van Buren Street, Stoughton, at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, with Pastor Mark Petersen officiating and a dinner to follow. Visitation will be held at the church from 3 p.m. until the time of service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the Cannady family would appreciate donations be made to Make-A-Wish of Wisconsin, 13195 W. Hampton Ave, Butler WI, 53007; Badger Childhood Cancer Network, PO Box 5624 Madison WI 53705 or to Covenant Lutheran Church, in Samantha's name.

"Love you to the moon and back and all around the stars" Forever, Mommy and Daddy.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation Care
1358 Highway 51 @ Jackson

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