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In Memory of John Morris Rankin

04/28/59 - 01/16/00

A Loving Father & Husband, Caring Brother, And Friend to All

John Morris playing his fiddle

This collage © 2000 Island View Creations

Thanks to Jerry Caldwell for his help in designing this collage.

Thanks to John Chiasson, Lorne Clarke, Nora Penhale, and Teri Orgar for the photos.

John Chiasson Picture used by permission © John Chiasson 1999

John Morris Rankin

This collage © 2000 Island View Creations

Thanks to Jerry Caldwell for his help in designing this collage.

Thanks to John Chiasson, Jerry Caldwell, Vancouver Province, Halifax Herald, and EMI Music for the photos.

John Chiasson Picture used by permission © John Chiasson 1999

Alot of time and effort went into making these collages.  Please respect that and do not take these images.

They will remain on this site to look at.

You're welcome to create links from your site to this page.  Please email to let me know where you're linking from.

January 16, 2000
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Jean Chrétien tonight expressed his shock at the news of the accident that claimed the life of John Morris Rankin:

"Like all Canadians, I was simply stunned to learn of this terrible accident. Cape Breton has lost one of her finest sons, and Canada has lost one of her finest musicians. It is impossible to comprehend how a life so rich in talent - a life whose magical artistry had touched so many - could be taken so suddenly and under such tragic circumstances.

Our thoughts and prayers this evening are, first and foremost, with the Rankin family. Aline joins me in offering them our most heartfelt condolences. It is our fondest hope that they will be able to find solace in each other's love and comfort in the difficult days to come."


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