Obituaries for Thursday, January 3, 2019

John Keoni Mamala Holt

John Keoni Mamala Holt, 78, of Kekaha, passed away at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital on Oct. 14, 2018. He was born in Waimea on Jan. 8, 1940, and was employed by Hawaiian Dredging.

Preceded in death by his parents, Barney and Eunice Holt; brother, William Holt; sister, Octavia Nakamura.

John is survived by nine children, Joy (Warner) Holt, Guy (Evelin) Holt, John Holt, Kevin Holt, Leslie Lacro, Shelbie (Patrick) Seau, Frank (Lala) Powell, Cheryl Powell, Jonelle (Janie) Morris; 33 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Lucy Wright Park in Waimea beginning at noon.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Monique Cecile Cleland

Monique Cecile Cleland, 89, of Kapaa, passed away on Dec. 27, 2018, at home. She was born in Switzerland on Dec. 18, 1929. She worked as a science librarian.

Monique is preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Cleland.

She is survived by her sons, Francis Cleland and Andrew (Ning) Cleland; daughters, Maryke (Mark) Schlehofer and Chantal (Matthew) Gordon; sister, Janine Blaser and 3 grandchildren.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Randford (Randy) Lee Canales

Randford Lee Canales passed away on Oct. 16, 2018, at the age of 56. Born in Lihue on Jan. 9, 1962, he was an auto body mechanic for Advance Auto Body in Modesto, California.

He was preceded in death by father, Emilio Canales and sister, Beverly Philips.

He is survived wife, Marrya Bell; sons, Levi (Tashiana) Canales, Rejis Canales, Andrew Canales; daughters, Kyra (John) Canales, Healani Canales; stepchildren, Tyler (Ashley) Hale, Krista Bell; brothers, Blaine (Linda) Yaris, Salvador (Wendy) Yaris Jr., Rodney Canales; sisters, Waedeen (Eddie) Yaris, Rodreen Canales Boyd; mother, Alice Canales and 4 grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Niumalu Park Pavilion at 4:30 p.m. This will be a potluck, BYOB, and please bring dish/dessert to share. Randy’s ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony with close friends and family.

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