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Ken Canning
(1921-2005)

Published obituary: Kenneth B. Canning, husband of the late Loretta (Favareau) Canning, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, following a brief illness in Burlington, Massachusetts. He was born in Canada September 2, 1921. His family moved to Belmont, Massachusetts where he was a graduate of Belmont High School. Mr. Canning then went on to Bryant and Stratton Business School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and thereafter worked with his brother in the family's plaster business, The Canning Brothers, founded by his father and uncle. He was an avid mineralogist and studied both locally and traveled as well. He turned his hobby into a business and ran the "Best of Canning" for 10 years [i.e. 1995-2005]. Mr. Canning was a member of the Masons, and he loved to golf. He is survived by a son, Kenneth Canning and his wife, Donna, of North Andover; three grandsons; and a brother, Brenton Canning of Waltham. He was also the brother of the late Shirley McGowan. Burial was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington.
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