Winchester Press – obit – John Donald Gannon
John Donald Gannon
John Donald “Jack” Gannon passedaway at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on April 26, 2008,14 days before his 88th birthday.
He was born in Mountain Township to the late Patrick Gannon andElizabeth (McMahon). He was predeceased by his loving wife Gwen(nee Porter), brothers Francis, and Patrick, sister KatherinePatterson, and sister-in-law Ruby Huff. He is survived by hisson John (Sue) of Coleville, Sask., granddaughter Shanna (KellyNixon) of Lashburn, Sask., sisters-in-law Reta Gannon, Alta Carr(the late Frank), and Louise Burnside (Bob), brother-in-law GordonPorter (Edna), and many nieces and nephews.
He was the longtime companion of Isabel McDiarmid. He will beremembered by his extended family, Wendy, Sheryl, Lloyd, Myraand their families.
Jack cared the family farm near Inkerman for many years. As wellas farming, he was “Jack” of all trades, working atmany different jobs. He was loved by many people and a friendto all, but illness during the last few months had forced himto give up many things that he liked to do. Jack and Isabel travelleda lot and spent many winter months in Florida and had a lot offriends there. He enjoyed music and singing, loved dancing, andcould tell you many stories about the “good old days”.Even up until his death he maintained a great sense of humour.He will be greatly missed.
Friends paid their respects at Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain,where the service was held in the chapel on April 30. Inurnmentwas held on May 3 at St. Daniel’s Catholic Cemetery in South Mountain.The pallbearers were Ronald and Donald Gannon, John Patterson,all his nephews, granddaughter Shanna, Jeff Crerar, and LloydMcDiarmid. The honourary pallbearers were grandchildren Matthewand Paul Crerar, Lindsey and Cory Brown, and John and Andrew Wolosgyn.
The organist was Doreen Acres and the soloist was Lindsey Brown.A reception was held in the funeral home with the Osgoode BaptistChurch ladies providing the lunch.