Serenity Cano

Serenity Angel Cano

2005 - 2021

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Obituary of Serenity Angel Cano

Serenity Angel Cano





May 28, 2005 – March 3, 2021


Our beautiful, vivacious, lively, and fiery baby girl, Serenity Angel, 15, found complete and wholesome peace (shalom) in the arms of her Lord and Savior at her home in University Place, WA on March 3, 2021, due to complications from type 1 diabetes.


Serenity was born on Saturday, May 28, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, WA to parents John Paul and Andrea Cano of University Place, WA, where Serenity lived her entire life.


Serenity was full of life from the very beginning. She had a presence, and a laugh, that would light up the darkest of rooms. She also had a fiery temper, which she came by honestly. Serenity was a defender and an advocate. She had an abundance of compassion for other people and animals, particularly dogs. This is where that fiery temper served her well, as a useful tool in her defense of the weak and the meek. Serenity made many friends growing up in University Place during her years at Sunset Primary, Drum Intermediate, and Curtis Jr. & Sr. High schools. She was a faithful and loyal friend that left a lasting impact on the lives of each of her friends.


Serenity loved God, animals, babies, and the elderly. She was a very neat and clean girl who spent a lot of time organizing and cleaning up while blasting her favorite rap music. Her absolute favorite artists were Nicki Minaj and Tupac. Every once in a while, you would hear Serenity’s favorite Christian songs playing from her room.


Above all, Serenity loved her family, and her dog, Dallas more than anything. Her loyalty to her family was evident to them and all who knew her. She was just like her mom in the way she nurtured and cared for her family, looked after her younger brother, and bossed everyone in the house around. The connection between Serenity and her Daddy was something to be seen. She was her daddy’s everything, the apple of his eye, and her love for him was immense.


In addition to her parents, Serenity is survived by her sister Destiny, 20; her brother John Paul Jr., 9; her live-in cousin who was like a sister, Eden, 16; her paternal grandfather, Milton Hudman of University Place; her maternal great-grandparents Elaine Joyner and Kenneth Baines Sr. of Tacoma; paternal “Tios” Steve(Sarina) Cano of Tacoma and Edward Cano of University Place; and several great aunts and uncles, and cousins who were all very special to Serenity.


Serenity was preceded in death by her granny, Linda “Cano” Hudman, who she loved and missed greatly, and her great-aunt, Debbie Morgan.


Family and friends are invited to celebrate the memory of Serenity on Pink Friday, March 19th, 1:00 pm, at University Place Presbyterian Church. Please wear pink. Refreshments will be provided at the church immediately following the service, followed by a potluck reception at the family’s home at 3:00 pm. Close family and friends will attend a graveside service at New Tacoma Cemetery at 3:00 pm, then will arrive for the reception shortly after.


Please send flowers to University Place Presbyterian Church for the day of service at 8101 27th St. W, University Place, WA 98466.

Donations to the family can be made to the Go Fund Me link below.


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