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Thomas Joseph John Fanning

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Thomas Joseph John Fanning

April 30, 1943 - May 25, 2023

Surrounded by love in Kingston, On at 80 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Janice Fanning (Beech). Loving father of Dan (Kirsten) and Jill (B.J.). The most devoted and proud grandpa to Kaitlyn, Maxine, Marshal, Macie and Elsie. Remembered by his siblings Anne Emery (late Paul), The Craigen family, Denis (Valerie), Carl (Marie), Larry (Candy), Kevin (Donna), Michelle and Pat (Colleen) and sister-in-law Bonnie Baptiste (late Julien). Tom will be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Fondly loved by many relatives, friends and neighbours. Celebration of Life will be held at the Alderville Community C enter Friday June 2, 2023 at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers donations in Tom’s memory to Diabetes Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Kaitlyn (oldest granddaughter of Tom) - June 22, 2024

Its been a whole year since this amazing man passed. And its left quite the gap. From his almost daily phone calls. Hearing him proudly speak of his family. To the silence wishing i could call him one last time. He was the father i always needed, and the teacher no one thought he'd be. I miss him more than words can explain. I only hope he is at peace.

Debora Franks and Kenneth Robock - July 21, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Diabetes Canada

Vicki & Paul Essert - June 2, 2023

Jill and family, we are so terribly sorry at the loss of your father. I know he was going through some serious health issues, and you were right there by his side trying to help him make some very important decisions. Our thoughts are with you and yours at this tough time.

David Baker - June 2, 2023

My deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Thomas Joseph John Fanning, who so gracefully transitioned from this life surrounded by love. I am deeply saddened by the loss of such an esteemed community member. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Tom, the impact of his life is evident in the love and respect voiced by those who knew him. Tom was a cherished husband, a devoted father, and a proud grandfather. His legacy will undoubtedly live on in his children, Dan and Jill. His adoring grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Maxine, Marshal, Macie and Elsie, and all the family members who hold him dear in their hearts. I see Tom's enduring spirit in the love and dedication of his daughter, Jill, who works tirelessly for Alderville First Nation, embodying the values Tom instilled in her. I pray that we, as a community, honour Tom's memory by standing united and remaining committed to the values he exemplified. He inspires us all, and our community will continue to feel his influence. May we all find solace in our shared memories of Tom, and may his soul rest in eternal peace. In his memory, I urge everyone who can to consider a donation to Diabetes Canada or a charity of your choice. David Baker, Alderville First Nation

MacAdam & Schafer Families - June 1, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Diabetes Canada

Nancy Prikker - June 1, 2023

Sincere condolences to Dan and Jill and families.

Michael Lane - June 1, 2023

Sorry to hear. Though I was a Cousin, we never met but my Condolences to his family.

Terrie Hoey - June 1, 2023

My sincere condolences to all the family and friends who loved him.

John & Susan Noonan & Family - June 1, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Diabetes Canada

Bonnie & Glen Gillan - June 1, 2023

Our deepest sympathy to all ! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Bonnie (Lyman) & Glen Gillan

Erin Way - June 1, 2023

My condolences to friends and family.

John and Brenda Logel - June 1, 2023

Sorry to hear Tom has passed on. I enjoyed the conversations we had and getting his option on many topics. Rest in peace.

Bob Hutchings - May 31, 2023

So sorry to hear about the passing of Tom. So many memories. He will be missed.

Mike & Sherry Gibson - May 28, 2023

We enjoyed Tom’s friendship, he will be missed. Keeping you in our thoughts.

Barbara Green Valentine Pennington - May 27, 2023

Tommy Fanning is my sweet cousin. He always had such laughter and joy. We had great family times at the Fanning farm with Tommy and all our cousins. Some of my fondest lifetime memories. I’ll miss our phone calls. I’ll miss Tommy!

Mario & Cathy Benedetto - May 27, 2023

Our heartfelt condolences on your loss, our prayers are with you all,

Mario & Cathy Benedetto - May 27, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Diabetes Canada

ISABEL BRAGG - May 27, 2023

Our sincere condolences to Jill and Dan and the rest of Tom's family. Tom was a loving and kind husband, father and grandfather with a delightful sense of humor and a quick wit. Al feels so fortunate to have had a recent chat with Tom. Al, Issy, Steve, Katie, Janis, Vibol and Huxley Bragg.

Sidney and Verna Carman - May 27, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society

Anne and Gary Parker - May 26, 2023

Jill, Dan and families. Our condolences to you all in the recent unexpected loss of Tom. Remember the good times together. Thinking of you at this sad time.


A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Diabetes Canada

Doreen Stewart - May 26, 2023

Jill : I am so sorry to hear Tom said his goodbyes. He has struggled and you have been his angel. Bless your loving care. Doreen

Harry & Fran Giddings - May 26, 2023

Condolences to the Jaynes family. Sorry for the loss of your Mom.

Rod Larmer - May 26, 2023

Joanne and I are saddened to hear of Tom's passing. I recall many childhood memories of weekend family outings with no particular destination until eventually mom or dad would say "should we stop to see Tom and Janice?". We kids would always yell out yes! We'd arrive in the afternoon and wind up there for supper. I remember playing hide and seek in the barn and occasionally "helping" draw in those darn small round hay bales with bale hooks. In the last several years, Dad and Tom had many long talks of their own adventures and found support from each other through their own difficult times. So many good times.

Reg McColl and Heather Johns - May 25, 2023

Condolences to all of Toms friends and family!!! My grandparents Eric and Lillian Sandercock lived next door to the Fannings for the 1st 19 years of my life on Burnley road/County Road 29!! I will never forget all the kind gestures that Tom/Janice showed towards my grandparents!! Real friends that always were willing to help out with whatever needed to be done!! My dad Hugh worked with Tom at General Motors Oshawa for many years!! Tom served as a pallbearer in April 1977 when dad tragically died in a motorcycle accident!! Tom was a rock of support for me in helping me adapt to life without Hugh!! Another great person who lived the farmers lifestyle to the end!! Rest in Peace dear friend!!! The world has lost a great one!!! Tom was real proud of both Dan and Jill and his 5 grandkids!!! Love Reg and Heather!!!!

sharron mcgrath - May 25, 2023

My sincere condolences to Anne and Tom's immediate family, whom I did know. I have known Tom all my life and, although distance kept us far apart for many years, it was so good to reconnect with him at the Roseneath Fair.

kevin birks - May 25, 2023

Condolences to Jill, Dan and the family, Tom was a great friend and neighbour for 46 yrs,RIP old friend

Charmain Elder - May 25, 2023

So sorry to hear of your loss Danny and Jill. I will always cherish the memories I have of both Tom and Janice. Love to you both ❤️

Donald and Donna Robins - May 25, 2023

Dan and Kirsten, Jill and B.J., your families and Ann I knew Tom and Ann when we were growing up on the farm. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss of Tom. Keep the memories strong to support you. Donald and Donna Robins.

Andrew Bowen - May 25, 2023

Tom was very good to me over the years and will be missed. My deepest condolences to all that know and love him.