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David Rankin Passes

Published: November 27, 2021 2:59 pm ET

Last Comment: November 28, 2021 4:28 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Longtime Standardbred industry participant David (Dave) Rankin of Sarnia, Ont. passed away on November 23, 2021 at the age of 56.

Dave was born in Montreal on September 5, 1964. Dave was the first born child of Scottish immigrants who arrived in Canada in the mid 1960’s. Dave was very proud of his Scottish heritage.

Dave worked many years in retail support for various business in Sarnia and was a lifelong employee at Hiawatha Horse Park, having a career spanning 36 years as a mutuel ticket seller. Dave will be missed by the patrons of the harness racing community of Sarnia.

Dave was a music lover especially Rock bands of the 1980s, attending many concerts in his lifetime. He was also an avid movie lover. His movie collection was massive and spanned many genres. He enjoyed sharing his passion for movies with his children. Dave had a fascination with roller coasters. He loved spending his summer family vacations at Canada’s Wonderland, in Toronto, Ontario and at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.

Dear father of Kimberly and Matthew (Amanda). Spouse of Ann Rankin (Steven). Survived by his mother Euphemia (Fay) Rankin (Kerr), his brother James (Jim) Rankin (Brenda) and nephew Tyler. Predeceased by his father William (Bill) Rankin.

​Dave was also a lover of animals having several cats and dogs as pets throughout his life. Donations are being accepted in his name for the Sarnia Humane Society.

A private family visitation occurred on Saturday, November 27, at McCormack Funeral Home in Sarnia, Ontario. Cremation and internment to follow.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Dave Rankin.

November 28, 2021 - 4:28 pmRIP Sir :(

RIP Sir :(


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