John Canas was the Executive Manager of the California Spatial Reference Center and Professional Land Surveyor in California. His 43 years of land surveying experience include 15 years as the County Surveyor of Orange County, California. John was past President and life member of the National Association of County Surveyors and a Fellow in the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. He served 15 years as Chair of the California Engineers Association of California Surveying and Land Use Committee and was a Life Member of the California Land Surveyors Association. John is survived by his wife Winona Canas, sisters Gloria Sunghera and Lisa Debowski, brother-in-law Ed Debowski, nieces Katie Zamani, Kristine Debowski, nephews E.J Debowski, John Zamani and Leila Zamani. John had great love for all.