RANKIN, Donald Kenneth – age 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday December 16, 2013 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Born March 13, 1927 to Kenneth and Stella (Chrysler) Rankin in Sombra Township. Beloved husband of June (Fournie) for over 61 years. Loving father to Wayne (Bev) Rankin, Jerry (Denise) Rankin, Robert Rankin, Linda (Charlie) Henry. Dear grandpa to Jeff (Carrie) Rankin, Stephanie (Scott) Sawinksi, Amanda Rankin (Zack), Kyle Rankin (Cassie), Greg Henry and Mike Henry. Great-grandpa of Sabrina, Hannah, Maddison, Chloe and Cooper Rankin. Dear brother/brother-in-law to Hazel (late Lloyd) Clysdale, Maurice (Ruby), Ray (Helen), Archie (Dora), Ernie (Carol), Bob (Marie) Rankin, Betty (Harvey) Bell, Joyce (late Ralph) Harrett, Marge (late Jack) McLaughlin, Muriel (Bill) Whale, Doreen (late Bill) McKeegan, Sharon (Alf) Branton, Lois (Delbert) Lorenz. Don leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Don was a faithful man who loved his family, farming and old time fiddle music. He enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids play their sports and listen to them play their music. He listened to his fiddle tunes to the very end.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday December 19, 2013 2 to 4 and 7-9 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:00am from the funeral home with Rev. George Bell officiating. Interment Mooretown Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to charities of choice.
Sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.
John and Brenda Arnold
So very sorry for the loss of your dear husband. He was such a good, decent, and hard working man. It was a pleasure making my physiotherapy home care visits with him this past fall. My sincere sympathy.
So very sorry for the loss of your dear husband. He was such a good,decent, and hard working man.It was a pleasure making my physiotherapy home care visits with him this past fall. My sincere sympathy.
Kevin, Sarah, Teddy and Alex Lorenz wish our condolences to Uncle Don’s family. We wish we could attend the funeral service. God Bless you.
Nancy and I would like to extend our condolences to June and her family on their loss. We remember the many good times bowling and listening to the music that Don and hisa group made.
On behalf of Keith & Blanche Blackstock, we offer our sincerest condolences. Don was a good friend & they shared many musical afternoons & evenings together. He will be missed here but I’m sure he will be fiddling with his many friends & family members who passed earlier. Our thoughts remain with June & family!
Our deepest sympathy to the Rankin family in your loss.
My condolences to everyone on Uncle Don’s passing. I wish I could be there in person to attend his funeral. Please know that my thoughts will be with you all.
Heather and Patrick
To the Rankin Family, so sorry to hear of your husband, father and grandfather’s passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Please no we are thinking of you during this difficult time.