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Obituary for John Canning

John Ambrose Canning of Palmerston, passed away at Guelph General Hospital on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the age of 83 years.

Husband of Grace (Groombridge) Canning.

Father of Janet Cooper of Pickering, Ronald and Shelley Canning of Palmerston, and Michael and Lynne Canning of Drayton.

Remembered by his grandchildren Emily Cooper, Travis Canning, Tyler Canning, Christopher Canning, and James Canning, and by his great-granddaughter Aubree.

Brother of Edward and Doreen Canning of Keswick.

Predeceased by his sisters Anna McGuire and husband Ben, and Marion Furlong and husband Lionel, and by his parents Ambrose and Lillian Canning.

Visitation will be held at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Monday, April 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitors must schedule a time to attend on the funeral home website (below), or by calling 519-338-2441. Everyone attending must wear a mask.

A Private Family Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Palmerston, on Tuesday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m.

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John was born on Mar. 9, 1938 on the family farm in Markham. His family later moved to the farm south of Schomberg. With a young family of their own, John and Grace moved to Palmerston in 1970 and spent 30 years on their dairy farm there. In 2000, John and Grace retired to town.

Interment in Palmerston Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Palmerston Hospital would be appreciated.

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