CANNING , John Ambrose - Of Palmerston, on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the age of 83.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 and great-granddaughter.
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.
John was born on March 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.
Visitation will be held at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston, on Monday, April 12th. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitors must schedule a time to attend. 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.