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Inverness Funeral Home

45 MacIsaac Street, Inverness, NS

OBITUARY

Paul Gerard Cannon

April 9, 1959September 1, 2019
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Cannon, Paul Gerard - Age 60, Port Hood, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019. Born in Inverness, on April 9, 1959, he was the son of the late Michael Ernest and Catherine Anne (Campbell) Cannon. Paul had deep faith and treasured family above all things. He was a caring and loving father and grandfather. Paul (aka Boomer) played and coached hockey, spending hours at arenas watching his children and grandchildren take to the sport that he loved so much. Paul also enjoyed harness racing, playing cards (particularly a lively game of SCAT), watching his beloved New York Islanders, hunting and travelling the backroads of Inverness County. Paul & Sheila welcomed many of all ages to their home. He thoroughly enjoyed those times, in this place that was affectionately coined “Cannon Country”. Paul worked at the Department of Transportation for 30 years, where he made many lifelong and cherished friends. With his quick wit, generous heart and warm hugs; Paul made each one of us feel like we were his favorite. Paul’s cheerful ‘hi buddy’ meant that he was there, not only to talk but to listen. A true friend to all, he will be greatly missed. Paul was a devoted husband to the love of his life and wife of 38 years, Sheila (Dobbin) Cannon; dedicated father to their children, Katie (Callum) McDaniel, Julie (Colin Allen), Daniel (Keisha) and Kevin. Paul was beloved grampie to Rowen, Carly, Hannah and Finley McDaniel, Kieran Allen, Eli and Carson Cannon. Also left to grieve their dear brother, are Jackie Campbell (late Patricia) of Rossport, Ont.; Florence McGary (Tom) of Framingham, Mass.; Shirley Campbell (Sam) of Milford, Mass.; Ernest Cannon (Pauline) of Holiston, Mass.; Lorraine MacDonald (Brian) and Barbara Cannon MacDonald (Edward) of Port Hood. Paul was also dearly loved by his mother-in-law Mary Dobbin; extended family Coleen & Lauchie MacIsaac, Greg and Elizabeth Dobbin, Blaise and Michelle Dobbin and Patrick and Susan Dobbin. Paul was also a much-loved uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Besides his parents, Paul was predeceased by his father-in-law Charles (Chuck) Dobbin. Visitation will be held in Port Hood and Area Resting Place on Monday, September 9th from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Peter’s Parish Church on Tuesday, September 10 at 11 a.m. with Father Bernie MacDonald and Father Vincent vanZutphen presiding. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund or the Port Hood & Area Resting Place. “and the Greatest of these is Love”..... Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Michael Ernest Cannon, Father (deceased)
  • Catherine Anne (Campbell) Cannon, Mother (deceased)
  • Sheila (Dobbin) Cannon, Wife
  • Katie (Callum) McDaniel, Daughter
  • Julie (Colin Allen) Cannon, Daughter
  • Daniel (Keisha) Cannon, Son
  • Kevin Connor, Son
  • Paul was beloved grampie to Rowen, Carly, Hannah and Finley McDaniel, Kieran
    Allen, Eli and Carson Cannon. Also left to grieve their dear brother, are Jackie Campbell (late Patricia) of Rossport, Ont.; Florence McGary (Tom) of Framingham, Mass.; Shirley Campbell
    (Sam) of Milford, Mass.; Ernest Cannon (Pauline) of Holiston, Mass.; Lorraine MacDonald (Brian) and
    Barbara Cannon MacDonald (Edward) of Port Hood. Paul was also dearly loved by his
    mother-in-law Mary Dobbin; extended family Coleen & Lauchie MacIsaac, Greg and Elizabeth
    Dobbin, Blaise and Michelle Dobbin and Patrick and Susan Dobbin. Paul was also a much-loved
    uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Besides his parents, Paul was predeceased by his
    father-in-law Charles (Chuck) Dobbin.
  • DONATIONS

  • Central Inverness Palliative Care Society
  • St. Peter's Parish Cemetery Fund
  • Port Hood and Area Resting Place

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Memories

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Marion and Lorne MacMillan

September 10, 2019

Sheila and Family, We are so saddened to hear of Paul's passing. Take comfort in knowing that he was a great friend ,husband and dad. We will miss his quick wit and our laughs when we got together. Thinking of you all. Lots of Love Marion and Lorne xo

Mike & Andrea McDermott

September 8, 2019

Dear Family - we were so saddened to learn of Paul’s passing. We very much enjoyed those special get togethers when we visited where Paul simply wanted everyone to be able to spend time together. He was always there to lend a hand, welcome you to his home, share a good laugh and do anything possible to make you feel welcome. He was a great man that will be truly missed. All of our thoughts and prayers are with the Cannon family.

The McDermotts

Catherine Landry (MacDonald)

September 8, 2019

I was so sorry to hear that Paul had passed from this world. Sheila please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Karen Burke Miller

September 7, 2019

Sending our deepest sympathies, our love and our prayers.
Eva Burke, Karen and Albert Miller

Denise and Emeric Bacso

September 7, 2019

Dear Sheila, Mary and all the family.

Emeric and I want to express our deepest condolences for your loss. We did not get to know Paul as well as we would have liked. We remember him as a kind generous , devoted family man. We also loved his sense of humour and wit. We know Paul left a legacy of love that will live long through your family.

Donelda Richards Stanley

September 6, 2019

Sheila ,I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing,long time ago I babysat Katie you two were such sweet people and now Katie has babies of her own. My deepest condolences to all.

Benny and Carole MacInnis

September 6, 2019

Deepest sympathy to Sheila and family, we are sadden to learn of Paul’s passing, Paul’s smile and personality will always be remembered. Thinking of Paul brings a smile to our faces. God bless his family and friends during this very difficult time.

Anne & Melissa Campbell

September 6, 2019

I am very saddened by the passing of my cousin Paul, as I remember him as such a joy to be around. Any visit down to Cape Breton he always made me feel very welcome.

My sincere condolences to his family. Much love to you all.

Rest In Peace Paul, you will be missed.

Joan Furlong

September 6, 2019

My sincere condolences to Paul's family. I had the pleasure of getting to know Paul as a co-worker at TIR. He made an immediate and lasting good impression, he wore a smile consistently and was always ready give any assistance he could. I know all of the staff who worked with him at Antigonish TIR are heavy hearted this week with the news of Paul's passing, may he rest in peace.

Joan

Janice Campbell

September 5, 2019

Sheila, Katie, Julie, Daniel, Kevin , Cannon and Dobbin families....
Sending thoughts and prayers. Paul was a great friend and one of our Scramble Street gang. Many happy recollections of visits across the street to the Cannon house and Paul at ours.
He was certainly a notable person and had a significant influence on everyone he met. I hope you will find comfort in the memories and love he gifted to all of you .
Janice and John Campbell

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