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Troy Franklin Kannier

April 18, 1964 - January 2, 2019

     Troy Franklin Kannier. Wonderful husband and father, dedicated and loyal brother, sincere and caring friend, and really-really great pizza maker; that’s our Troy and our Troy was called away 2 January 2019 from his 54 year journey that began 18 April 1964. His spirit is carried on by his wife Trista, sons Hudson and Grayson, siblings Lisa, Lori and Travis, 12 nieces and nephews and an extended family of friends and relations from every walk of life.    A man’s man, Troy was a connoisseur of life, loving great music and great food, strong drinks and easy mornings. Full of common sense, he understood that nothing was over until … well, until it was over. He worked hard and dedicated himself to doing whatever he did in the best way possible, be it father, husband, boss or friend.  To see Troy sit with his unnerving smirk a thing his friends know well and watch him watch Trista play with Hudson and Grayson was to observe the inward smile of a truly contented man; in awe, in love and in the only place he really wanted to be. At home with his family.     While the name, Troy Kannier might not be familiar to many in the Salem−Keizer area, Padington’s Pizza most likely is and if you know Padington’s, you know Troy. He grew up in the family business making pizzas alongside his father, George, eventually fulfilling his dream of becoming a husband, father and small business owner. He did all these with excitement and pride until an unforeseen fork in the road presented itself.    The road Troy and Trista were forced along is the unwelcome highway known as cancer, glioblastoma brain cancer. Together, Troy and Trista fought the battle in the only way the two of them knew how, with all of the strength, ferocity and courage they could muster. Along the way there have been many days filled with music, sunshine and laughter; there have been days rained on with tears. After two and a half years the fight has finally come to an end; Troy has left the room. Trista, Hudson and Grayson carry on the legacy of one hell of a man. May the memory of his sparkling eyes, quick smile and wonderful wit give them comfort in the days to come.  Troy will be missed.
Services will be held:  Saturday, January 12th,Rosary 9:30, Mass 10:00am  St. Joseph Catholic Church, 721 Chemeketa St. NE. Salem, OR 97321. Reception at same location following the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Swedish Neuroscience Institute   

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We send our love and prayers to the Kannier family.   Troy and our son Jim became friends back in the first grade at what was then Salem Private School (now Keizer City Hall).  Our memories take us from the young boy, to husband & father, and successful pizza entrepreneur.   We are saddened but Heaven is rejoicing.

James and I have loved Troy for many decades.  The loss of Troy is a tremendous blow to our world.  We are grateful, however, that our hearts are filled with memories of SO many fun adventures, vacations, family dinner parties, concerts, and birthdays.  We will always remember Troy's infectious crazy laugh that he would get on rare occasions but when it happened, it was awesome.  It brings a smile to my face just thinking about it.  Although rare, we seemed to always get one of these laughs at least once during our Lake Shasta house boating's a laugh so memorable that it will be with me forever.  Rest in peace our dear Troy. Our hearts are now with the beautiful family that you left behind.   

Memories that will stay with us forever. What an amazing man.  Such an impact on my children. We will be ever so greatful to have had the honor to be a part of his life. 

We were so sorry to hear of Troy's passing. Our thoughts are with you all.
Love  Terri & Steven Toney

A sad loss of a great man.  Unique, intelligent, a little snarky, and taught me a lot.  He has this half cocked smile and a thousand micro expressions.  He was classy, persistent, dependable, and had impeccable manners.  I am sad to hear of his passing.  Prayers to his family and friends.