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Ronald Aubrey "Fibber" Canning


Ronald Aubrey "Fibber" Canning

Ronald Aubrey "Fibber" Canning, passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Thursday, March 7, 2019, after a lengthy and courageous battle with COPD, with his partner Sharon and daughter Wanda by his side.  Born in Parrsboro, NS, on September 3, 1941, Fibber was the eldest son of the late Percy and Mamie (Henwood) Canning.

Fibber retired in 2006.  He truly was a "Jack of all trades".  He began working at age fourteen, and his careers including iron working, welding, and autobody repairs.  He was a licensed mechanic and millwright.  He was most proud of building and running a very successful excavation company.

He had a life long love of singing and playing the guitar.  He was so honoured and proud to be accepted by his musical family.  He played in several house bands and volunteered at care centres and festivals as a way to give back to his communities.  Music and his musical family were his saving grace.  it also brought him together with his soulmate and singing partner, Sharon.

Fibber will be dearly missed by his fiance and life partner, Sharon Langille, Warren; his beloved children whom he loved unconditionally, Wanda (Chris) Legere, Burnaby, BC, Ronald (Gwen Ruggles) Canning Jr., Halifax, NS, and William Canning, Calgary, AB; their mother, Carol Canning, Calgary, AB; grandchildren, Christopher (Michele) Legere, Jennifer (Nathan) Yadlowski, Katie Legere, Ashley Kennedy, Travis Kennedy, Kyle Harrison, Bradley Harrison, Johnathan Morrison, Benjamin Morrison, Mary Ellen Morrison; great grandchildren, Olivia Yadlowski, Augustus Yadlowski; Sharon's children, Brian (Colleen) Langille and Alicia Langille, and grandchildren, Brailey and Hannah; two sisters, Joan (David) Blue and Lola (Eric) Melanson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Arthur, a sister, Patricia, and a brother-in-law, Arlie Canning.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777).  A memorial service in honour of Fibber's life will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm with a reception and musical tribute to follow at the hall of the Trinity St. Stephen's United Church, Amherst.  Interment to take place at a later date.

Donations in memory of Fibber may be made to the Canadian Lung Association or a charity of the donor's choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Fibber's online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Service Time
1:30 pm
Service Location
Trinity St. Stephen's United Church Hall

Requested Charity
Canadian Lung Association, Donor's Choice