Darrell Fanning

Obituary of Darrell Fanning

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FANNING, Phillip ‘Darrell’ Pictou / Fort McMurray It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Darrell Fanning, February 2, 2024. He passed away at his home in Fort McMurray, AB. Darrell was born June 2, 1968, in Pictou, NS, and grew up on Maple Street. As a young man he sailed on the Northumberland Strait aboard the “Sunburst”. Darrell then pursued his dream and followed in his father’s footsteps with his trucking career. This path took Darrell all across Canada and the US; there was no greater joy for Darrell. Darrell was employed with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. in Fort McMurray, AB. In previous years, he worked for Connors Transfer Ltd. in Stellarton, NS and Brookville Transport in Saint John, NB. He also did some auto-body repairs at Kustom Truck Painting Ltd. in Salisbury, NB. Darrell worked hard and loved his time off; baseball cap on, coffee nearby, eyes on the road and fingers tapping. In his free time, he built an extensive collection of model cars, trucks, and boats. He never forgot his roots and always found his way back home to his family. He is survived by his parents, Phillip Fanning (Claudette), Frances Fanning (Bernie); his siblings, Sherry (John), Johnny, Cindy Lee, Jimmy (Sherry) and his stepsiblings, Leanne, Monica (Corwin) and Warren. He has numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will miss his quiet soul. Cremation has taken place and we will have a celebration of life in Pictou, NS at a later time. Donations in Darrell’s memory can be made to Diabetes Canada or the Canadian Heart Association. Forever In Our Hearts