I'm confused - is his surname Fanning or Chatham ? If Fanning, what does Chatham refer to? Is that Chatham ON ?
There is a B.C. death for a John Fanning born about 1848 died Nov, 15, 1919 Point Grey
British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990 about John Fanning Name: John Fanning Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1848 Death Age: 71 Death Date: 15 Nov 1919 Death Location: Point Grey Registration number: 1919-09-248399 BCA Number: B13115 GSU Number: 1927143
this is from ancestry.com
You can also see the entry at familysearch.org in the B.C. Death registrations 1872-1986 database no parent's names are shown though
does this look right - name Fanning?
Was he born in Ireland? There are two census records for a John Fanning born Ireland, living in Vancouver, B.C. 1891 shown born about 1851 and 1911 shown born about 1852 - in both he is a labourer, years off, but that is not unusual for census - all depended on who gave the info and how right or wrong they were