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Alvin Rankin

Alvin Louis "Al" Rankin

Tuesday, April 5th, 1938 - Saturday, January 18th, 2020
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RANKIN, Alvin Louis "Smiley, Alzie" Passed away peacefully at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on January 18, 2020 after a 20 year cage match with Kidney Disease. Beloved husband to Joan (nee Twiddy). Predeceased by mother Marie Sommerville (Van Slyke) of Stirling. Youngest of 3 children, brother to Elmer and Ruby. Born April 5, 1938. Al was a loving father to his 5 children Bob (Linda), Lori Ann (Glen), Rodney (Melody), Eric and Christopher (Kelly). Proud grandfather to Adam, Matt, Sarah, Shawnie Rankin, and Amanda, Brittney Downey. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Originally from Belleville, Al decided to move to Stirling when a local farm girl caught his eye. Known only as "Smiley", Al asked Joan for a dance. They were married on and have been tag team partners since July 4, 1959. Al and Joan have been outstanding and dedicated Canada Post Rural Mail-Men, serving the Stirling area for nearly 50 years, never missing a day because of weather or taking sick days until absolutely needed. In Al's younger days he also worked for General Motors, Stirling Creamery, Henry Street Arena and learned the Construction Trade from Claude Trumble. Al was also the proud owner of the old Stirling Pool Room on Mill Street where many local legends and stories originated. (Late 1960's - Early 1970's).

Thanks to Teresa and the entire homecare team, "Super" Mike Gorman and the CMH Staff, Dr. Webb, Dr. Weinstein, The Heart of Hastings Hospice, and the Stirling Funeral Chapel. Special thanks to Aunt Barb (Scott). Words can't describe how much you're appreciated. Eric would like to send a special acknowledgment to Logan Lapalm. Thanks for years of bringing joy, happiness, and quality time spent with mom and dad. Thanks for treating Alzie like the heavyweight champion he is. Everyone is welcome to stop at the parlour and talk with Joanie and Eric about the good times, old times or how Alzie got you on a technicality. Lots of laughs and keep on smiling!!!

Donations can be made in Al's name to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Crohn's and Colitis Canada, or The Heart of Hastings Hospice. Condolences and cards can be mailed to 126 North St., Box 656, Stirling, Ontario K0K 3E0. Arrangements under the care of STIRLING FUNERAL CHAPEL 87 James St., Stirling, (613-395-2424). To leave a on-line condolence or message, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

Alzie = Pals
"Now we are free, and we'll see you again, but not yet.........not yet"
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Bill and Janice Twiddy

Posted at 03:09pm
Sorry to hear about Al. Joan you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Mike O'Neill

Posted at 10:21am
Our Deepest condolences to you Rod & all your Family on the Loss of your Father on behalf of Quinte West Fire /Rescue Station 5
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