Candace Lea Coykendall

June 17, 1985March 19, 2021

Candace Lea Coykendall was called to heaven March 19, 2021, into the waiting arms of her grandfather “BO” whom she missed so much. She was also greeted by her other grandparents Ray and Joelene, and cousin, Mathew. She will never be forgotten by her mother and dad Cindy and David Coykendall; grandmother, Marge; special friend, Ashley; and her two fur babies Batman (aka MR MR) and Bella, along with many aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends.

Candace spent her nights helping to lead workers at CMS, a Nu-Wool company where she helped make insulation panels or products for large customers such as Amazon. Days where spent trying to get some sleep and taking care of her two beloved dogs, who seemed not to let her rest much.

Candace was a big-hearted person and would call you a friend if you sat down and talked with her. She wore her love for people on her sleeve and would help you out if she could find a way. Whether it was just listening or giving a person a ride, she was there. Candace spent the last few years trying to find her way through the maze we call life. She was always searching for answers and fighting back the darkness. She was stubborn and thick like her father and quick-tempered like her mother. Candace was a gentle person and loved animals - from her beloved childhood golden retriever, “Copper,” to “Batman” and “Bella” she has today. She would want to be remembered for all the laughs and good times she had with people whose path crossed hers. She would want those, who may be struggling, to learn from her pain and get the help that they may need, and never stop moving forward. She is now resting and without any pain; she is the brightest star you will ever see when you look to heaven. She will never have to worry about the darkness again. “GOD” has now freed her from the fight and has taken up the battle for her.

Meeting the family will take place Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home (West building), 4235 Prairie St. SW, Grandville, MI 49418. The immediate family will meet at 1 p.m. for a private service, with Paul Urban officiating. Thank you and God bless each and every one that may read this announcement. In lieu of flowers, she would love it if you donated to Paws with a Cause and/or the Humane Society of West Michigan. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


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Hunter Schwerin

March 27, 2021

She trained me at CMS. We had the same position/job title, taught me everything I know. In my pocket I always have a utility knife, a pen, and a sharpie. She always referred to it as my “nerd pocket”. Always asking me how my 1yo daughter is doing. She has a beautiful soul. Myself and others all looked at her like the mom of the workplace. Putting others before herself, even if she only knew them for a few months. If I ever needed help or had a question about literally anything, she was there with an answer. Not just for me but for everyone.

Dan & Debbie DeHaan

March 26, 2021

Little brother & sister-in-law, your pain is unbearable at the loss of beautiful Candace. My heart cries at this loss of such a beautiful soul inside and out. She will be missed dearly by every person who made her acquaintance. I loved her smile when she saw us and bear hugs! I pray everyday that your pain is lifted knowing she is in a better place and in the loving arms of those that she has lost to soon. I pray God gives you strength to carry on and eases your suffering. Love you both!

Lucinda Rodriguez

March 25, 2021

I will miss you a lot Candace I wish that I could’ve spent more time with you we could’ve hung out more we had our ups and downs but we are cousins after all I still love you I will miss you but your memories that we have made will stay in my heart forever

Love Lucinda

Sam Coykendall

March 24, 2021

David and Cindy,
There will never be words to describe the hurt you are feeling. The loss of a child so young, is more than any parent should have to endure.

She had so much love to give. She had a big heart and she had such a good sense of humor. She was fun to be with. I remember having great times with her and her friends when they visited us at the lake.

These are some of the memories I will carry with me, that will help heal a broken heart. I just want to let you both know, that Shelly and I are here for you.

Sam and Shelley.

Margaret VanTongeren

March 24, 2021

Candace was a spunky fun loving beautiful light that will be missed for eternity. Condolences and love to her family from Ruby and Margaret. 🤍

Cindy Coykendall

March 24, 2021

Rip my little kitty❤️❤️I’m going to miss you a lot. I will miss hearing mama bear and you calling everyday😻😻😻

Sandra McKinnon

March 23, 2021

So sorry for your loss David and Cindy. Sending prayers to you and the family. Her and Uncle Bo are now basking in the grace and love of Christ. I know she will be missed!

Ashley Little

March 23, 2021

I remember the day I asked Candace to marry me at the very first spot we had are first date just thinking to myself after she said yes how I was the luckiest person in the world to be able to marry my best friend the love of my life.. and she was just the most beautiful woman I believe God had ever created ... everytime she would walk in to a room I could just feel the light get brighter ... I will never forget her laugh and her smile the way she looked at me with so much love ... I know one day we will be together again and until that day I will cherish and hold onto every memory we ever had from are first date are first kiss all the way till the last time I kissed her good bye I hope she is dancing with God's angels may her soul forever rest in peace ... I love you my darling forever and ever till the day I die I will never forget you ..RIP my love 💓💘💗♥💕

Bonnie Lopez( Johnson)

March 23, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. Loosing a child is the hardest thing of all. My heart goes out to you!