Aaron “Reagh” Canning

Canning, Aaron “Reagh” – Age 93, Upper Musquodoboit, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2017, in Braeside Home for Special Care, Middle Musquodoboit, with his family at his side. Born in Maccan, he was a son of the late Ernest and Rebecca (Brown) Canning.

Reagh was a proud veteran of the Second World War, where he served overseas. Upon his return to Upper Musquodoboit, his working life was mostly as an accountant for Mosher’s Limestone. He enjoyed ball and had been a Scout leader for many years. Every summer he could be found in the berry fields picking whatever was in season. He was involved in many community activities, whether it was the various committees he served on with the church or the community hall.

He will always be loved and missed by his children, Chris (Cathy), Marsha, Andrea (Todd); nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; sister, Rebecca. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Laura Logan; daughter, Gloria; granddaughter-in-law, Leann; brothers, Ernie, Donald, Leonard; sisters, Mildred, Helen, Hattie.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be Friday, at 2 p.m., in St. James United Church, Upper Musquodoboit, Rev. Michael Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will meet friends for a reception downstairs in the church following the service. Memorial donations may be made to St. James United Church or Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation – Braeside.

A huge thank you to “Reagh’s girls and one guy” at Braeside for the wonderful care our Dad received.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

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