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Jessie Ann Rankin

Jessie Ann  Rankin

Date de décès : 3 mars 2018

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, Jessie Ann Rankin on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at home, at the age of 95. Born in Mount Young, Inverness County on January 25, 1923, Jessie was the daughter of the late Ronald and Annie (MacKinnon) MacDougall, and was the last surviving member of her family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Neil Rankin; her infant daughter, Heather;
her niece, Lexie MacDonald; her grandson, Michael Rankin; her brothers, Allan, John D. and Danny; sisters, Mary Ellen, Josephine, Laura, Mary Margaret and Peggy, and in infancy, brothers, John, John Dan and sister, Laura.
She is survived by her children, Annette (Bernie) Pino, Sydney, Frances (Al) Caldwell Lethbridge, AB, Elaine (Wayne) MacAskill, Sydney, Ron (Elaine), Kenloch, Jerry (Phyllis), Sydney, Terrence, Sydney and Blair (Tammy), Halifax, as well as 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Jessie brought inspiration to others through her strong devotion to the Catholic faith. We her family will forever be reminded to follow the example of her personal actions, values, love, and independence that she demonstrated to family and friends. She was a dedicated member of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish, Sydney and was a lifelong member of the CWL at her parish. Mom was an accomplished knitter, including mitts, socks, scarfs, dishcloths and afghan's. Her crafts were eagerly awaited and greatly appreciated by family and friends and by many at the “Tea & Sales” she donated to. Her family, especially her children, have been blessed with quilts and table cloths made lovingly by her hand, for all of us to cherish. She loved to share stories about growing up on Mount Young with the many families who lived there at the time. She thoroughly enjoyed hosting numerous visitors to our home, sharing her Cape Breton hospitality over many cups of tea and conversation. As a young girl, she made many lifelong friends with other girls, working at the dockyards in Halifax during the war, serving meals to servicemen who were getting ready to depart overseas.
Visitation for Jessie will take place on Tuesday, March 6 from 6-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney, NS. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, Cabot Street, Sydney, with Fr. Bill Burke and Fr. Bernie
MacDonald concelebrating. Reception to follow at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Sydney Forks.
The Rankin Family would like to express heartfelt thanks for the care and kindness extended to our mother by Dr. Myatt, Janice Black R.N., Dr. E Mac Mullin and nursing staff at the Wound Care Clinic and the V.O.N. and Palliative Care nurses.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made in Jessie's Memory to the V.O.N., Palliative Care or the SPCA.
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