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Robert Joseph Farnon
Birth: Jul. 24, 1917
Toronto Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Death: Apr. 23, 2005
St Martin, Guernsey

Composer. He was conductor of the Canadian Band of the Allied Expeditionary Forces during World War II with Glenn Miller. He remained in England. He began the Robert Farnon Orchestra which played on British radio and television with Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, and Norman Wisdom. He scored music for 40 films including "Spring in Park Lane," and "Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N." He was the musical director to "The Road to Hong Kong" starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. He worked with Sarah Vaughan in 1963. He began a long association with Tony Bennett in 1968. He lived in Guernsey for 46 years. He was awarded the Officer of the Order of Canada in 1998 for his services to music. (bio by: Genet) 
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  Patricia Mary Smith Farnon (____ - 2007)*
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Jersey Crematorium
St Helier, Jersey
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Originally Created by: Genet
Record added: Jun 12, 2005
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Robert Joseph Farnon
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Dear Mr Farnon, Thank you and your brothers for sharing your musical talents with the rest of the world. May you always be lovingly remembered. Rest In Peace.
- E49
 Added: Oct. 7, 2016
On your 99th birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Jul. 20, 2016
11 years
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Apr. 21, 2016
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