Edwin JOHN Rankin

01/07/1933 - 19/11/2020

In loving memory of Edwin JOHN Rankin who sadly passed away at home on 19th November 2020

Dearly loved husband to Pat for 63 years
Loving Father & Father-in-law of Peter & Janine, Gail & Bruce, Ian & Lisa
Proud Grandfather of Sam, Rebecca, Nicholas, Tim, Trent, Ben, Emily & Tom
Great Grandfather of Clementine & Otis
Loved son of Reg and Alice (both dec) , brother of Cliff and Eril

My loving husband of sixty three years
A special life together
Safe journey until we meet again
Love Pat

Words cannot express what you mean to us
Unconditional love, support & encouragement always
Your guidance will always be with us & you will be in our hearts and dreams for ever
Dad, Grandpa & Great Grandpa to Peter & Janine, Sam Jess & Clementine, Rebecca & Brett, & Nick

Treasured Father / Father In Law of Gail & Bruce, Adored Gramps and Friend Johnny of Tim Kate & Otis, Trent & Amanda, Katrina Brett & Dannielle
Loved by all that walked with him through life
I am blessed to have you as my dad, the man who always gently guided me to stay true to you

Dad your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
Loving father of Ian and father-in-law to Lisa, Gramps to Ben, Em & Tom and loving extended family.
We will miss your lovable spirit with many memories that will remain in our hearts forever

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25/11/2020 @ 11:00
Joy Meulman
2020-11-21 23:10:27
John was a wonderful friend and neighbour to our family who we will miss very much. Fairbrae won't be the same without you, John. Our love to Pat and the extended Rankin family.
Ewan & Heather Rankin
2020-11-22 01:35:28
To Pat and family we were sad to here the passing of John. What a lovely, kind and thoughtful family man he was and he will be missed by so many. Love to you all.
Marion Parfett
2020-11-22 06:11:14
As a member of Kalkee Opp Shoppe, I was very sad to hear of John's passing. His input as a Kalkee Board member was always exceptional, especially with the financial reporting. He was a lovely man who will be sadly missed. Love to Pat and families. Rest in Peace John
Scott Thompson
2020-11-22 07:50:08
To Peter and all the Rankin family, my condolences on the passing of John. As a past player of Barwon and South Barwon Football Club it was just a blessing to know and talk to John. Just like he was a stable and loyal person in your life, he was incredibly loyal, respectful and a great person to know in football. You must be so proud and therefore celebrate and great life lived. Sincerely Scott Thompson
Alison Edwards
2020-11-22 21:18:01
To Pat and Family, we were so sorry to hear of Johns passing, a kind , true gentlemen , his smile always so genuine and warm, he will be sadly missed. Alison and John Edwards
Michele Kayler-Thomson
2020-11-22 21:26:40
Dear Gail. Thank you for sharing your wonderful Dad with me. Such a caring and thoughtful man who will be missed beyond words. He will forever affectionately be remembered as ‘The Rev’ and date scones will always be linked with him! To Pat and the Rankin family I send my heartfelt condolences. Please know you’re in my thoughts.
Debbie Gloster (Grinter)
2020-11-23 04:02:30
To dear Pat & family, Wishing you all the Deepest Sympathy on the passing of John, a lovely gentleman. Lots of memories to hold close to your hearts Lots of love Debbie & Rick Gloster
Ken and Theresa Best
2020-11-23 05:18:04
Dear Pat, Gail, Bruce, Trent and Tim Our sincerest condolences to you all on John's passing. A beautiful man who had a smile for everyone and a great chat to boot. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our warmest thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. We have known you only a short time, John, but our lives are better for it. All our love, Ken and Theresa
Michelle Richards
2020-11-23 23:31:14
Dear Pat, Peter, Gail, Ian and families My deepest sympathy for the loss of your much loved husband and father. John was a wonderful man whose integrity and loved was valued by many; me included. Love to you all Michelle Richards
Tracy and Adrian Anderson
2020-11-24 00:36:42
Dear Pat, Peter, Gail, Ian and family, thinking of you all, and sending love and strength during this sad time. 💜💜💜
Kay Lindsay
2020-11-24 04:14:29
My deepest sympathies to the Rankin family on the passing of John it has been a privilege to know John over the past few years at Geelong Cricket Club. I will miss his lovely smile and quiet pleasant manner my Saturday afternoons at the cricket won’t be the same . May he Rest In Peace Kay Lindsay GCC member
Mark Graham
2020-11-24 12:25:28
Dear Pat, Peter, Sam and Rankin family. Condolences on the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. John was a lovely man and thoroughly enjoyed a chat with him, especially his opinions while watching Ocean Grove play footy. Sincerely, Mark & Casee Graham
Yvonne Hayward
2020-11-24 19:55:35
Deepest sympathy to the Rankin family Remembering the happy times spent at Geelong Cricket Club with John and Vern and my late husband Ron Yvonne Hayward
Nicki Cooper
2020-11-24 21:05:40
Pat, Peter, Gail, Ian and families. Our condolences on the passing of John. He was such a gentleman with a big smile and will always remain in our hearts. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Cathy Tisdale
2020-11-24 21:19:35
Remembering John. A big smile and a true gentlemen. Thinking of you all
Steve Dahllof
2020-11-24 22:29:16
What a life What a legend
Steve Weston
2020-11-24 22:45:35
Thinking of the whole family today, always sad when a special family member passes.Celebrate his life well today - The Westons
Denis Tomlins
2020-11-24 23:32:09
Dear Pat, We were deeply saddened to learn of John’s passing. We enjoyed many happy times with you both in the past and his loss to you and this community is sizeable by any standard. Please accept our deepest condolences to you and family members, with the hope that we can catch up sometime to express it more adequately. With love, Marg and Denis
Alison Humphries
2020-11-25 00:01:12
Our sincere condolences to Peter and family on the loss of your beloved Dad. Alison and Bruce Humphries.
Rohan Stubbings
2020-11-25 03:17:12
Rest in peace Uncle John. Always an absolute pleasure to catch up when i would visit Geelong. Grand Final times were always a favourite, 1100 h in the Bullring. Thinking of you all. A great man is gone but not forgotten.
Paul Tyzack
2020-11-25 04:03:56
Our heart felt sympathy to you Peter, as you say goodbye to your much loved dad. Love to Janine and family too. Paul and Kym
Betty & Ron Waters
2020-11-25 09:26:50
What a wonderful tribute to John today. Well done. He would have been very proud of everyone. John, you had a full & interesting life & achieved so much. Rest in peace now. To Pat, Peter, Gail, Ian & families, our love & sympathy to you all as you move forward into the next chapter of your lives. We have many fond of memories of John. Betty & Ron Waters.
Roger Hoe
2020-11-25 12:27:16
Dear Pat, Peter, Gail, Ian and families, we were so saddened to hear of John's passing. His generosity of time, friendship and fellowship to the Hoe family will not be forgotten. With our deepest sympathy, Robyn, Roger and family
James Garvey
2020-11-26 05:43:34
Such a gentlemen and legend of a man. Always great to spend time with at SBFC. Condolences to all the family. James & Andrea
Joey, Mick & Kids
2020-11-26 22:25:20
A beautiful service for a beautiful man. Sincere condolences to Pat, Ian & Lisa, Ben, Tom and Emily, as well as to the rest of Johns beloved family. Thanks for the laughs John, say Gday to Gaz for us..so much love, light and healing to you all. xx
David Boyle
2020-11-27 22:11:17
Our deep condolences on your loss of John. As a part of our SBFNC community for so many decades, John’s presence will be sorely missed. We will miss those random g’days and his dry humour, John ‘watching” the footy finals from two blocks away and coming back to the game at each interval to get the scores. A fantastic community man and legend of our club. Rest in peace, John. You will live on in our memories
In Loving Memory
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Alison Edwards
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Jodie Richards
Terry & Kim TRIGG
Kay Lindsay
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Helena Lim
barry Iddles
Heather Stokes
Andrew and Julianne Allen
Chris Carr
Vincent Guida
Cathy O'Loughlin
Brett & Nicki Cooper
Cathy Tisdale
Peter Shannon
Julie Pedler
Peter Kremer
Maree Assuero Violeta & Yeshua Lekkas
Pam & Bill jones
Rohan Stubbings
Pauline & Bruce Brauer
Betty & Ron Waters
Jenny Lane
Kevin & Jeanette Kittel
Joey, Mick & Kids
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