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Dorothy Fanjoy


Dorothy Fanjoy

Dorothy Margaret Fanjoy of Salisbury passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the Moncton Hospital Tuesday August 22nd, 2023. She was one of eight children, pre-deceased by her parents Clarence and Dorothy Gogan, siblings Gary, James (Jimmy) and infant niece, Lana, in-laws, Lesley Wilkins and Garnet Steeves. She was born at the Saint John Hospital.

Dorothy worked as a PSW for the Jordan Memorial and Spencer Memorial Homes, later turning her experience into a personal care business that provided assisted living services to those with need, and before retiring provided in-home assisted living services for clients of Moncton Community Residences.

Dorothy loved her family, loved a good game of cards and hated to lose. She was an avid baker, and lover of all things Christmas. To her sons, she was a task master when she had to be, a teacher when she got the opportunity, a co-conspirator as often as possible, a shield against injustice, and a vigilante protector when all else failed. She was a rock to hang onto, a stern hand to guilt you straight, and a fool proof example to grow up independent and strong. A constant source of unconditional love and support that never wavered. To her friends and siblings, a mirror of truth and source of sage advice. To her grand children, the owner of a sugar factory where all the goodies came with expectations and a ton of love.

Dorothy enjoyed a good meal out at her favorite restaurants, her favourite way to spend  time with loved ones and friends. She enjoyed travelling and going for a drive in the middle of a snow-storm. She loved a good secret (even though keeping them seemed impossible) and a good book. She was one of a kind, a great friend, a mother most can only wish for and she will be missed.

Dorothy is survived and sadly missed by her sons: Anthony (Susan) Reeder, Christopher (Blaine) Reeder, Mike (Hubert) Reeder, Tom Reeder and David Fanjoy Jr; her brothers: Allan, Dave and Danny Gogan; her sisters, Rhea Wilkins and Donna Steeves; her grandchildren: Christopher Reeder, Michael Reeder Jr (Ashley), Kathryn Spears (Josh), Ryan Reeder, Terra Reeder, Whitney Reeder, Dustin Reeder, Samantha Reeder (Amin), Chelsea Reeder (Kevin), Scott Reeder (Mikeala), Matthew Boucher, Emily Boucher and her 12 great grandchildren.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Salisbury Funeral Home, 506-372-4800 from where visitation will be held on Friday, August 25th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. A Funeral celebrating Dorothy’s life will be held on Saturday, August 26th at 11:00am with the Interment to follow at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens.

If desired, donations made to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be made at

Please click Here to view the funeral service livestream on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 11 am.

Service Date
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Service Time
11 am
Service Location
Salisbury Funeral Home Chapel

August 25, 2023
Visitation Time
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Visitation Location
Salisbury Funeral Home

Burial Location
Fair Haven Memorial Gardens

Requested Charity
Diabetes Canada