RANKEL, John Peter - September 15, 1918 to November 3, 2012 Passed away peacefully after a brief illness in his 95th year on November 3, 2012. John Peter Rankel, dearly beloved husband of Isobel. Eldest son of the late Katie and John Albert Rankel. Loving father of Dennis Rankel (Barbara), Wendy DesChamp (Robert) and John Rankel (Gail). Cherished grandpa to Ceilidh and Shelby (Kyle) Rankel and David (Bevin), Stephen (Lindsay) and Brian DesChamp. Dear brother of Fred and Nina of Winnipeg. Predeceased by siblings Irene, Mary, Mollie, Gertie, Kay, Bill, Dorothy and Ernest. Uncle John will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, their extended families and many friends. John was a proud Veteran of WWII and a carpenter by trade. He loved all of his family and his doggies. Visitation will be held from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6th at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk Street, Guelph, 519-822-0051. A celebration of John's life, officiated by Rev. Suzanne Nevile, will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 7th at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 96 Queen Street East, Cambridge (Hespeler). Interment New Hope Cemetery. A reception will follow at St. James. In John's memory, donations to MS Society, Juvenile Diabetes and the Poppy fund would be appreciated by the family. John's family sincerely thanks the staff of Cambridge Country Manor for their kindness, compassion and love, as well as the St. James Lutheran Church community for their pastoral care and support. www.wallcustance.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 5, 2012