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John Morris Rankin
Birth: Apr. 28, 1959
Death: Jan. 16, 2000

Celtic Musician. A native of Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, Rankin along with his siblings, Heather, Cookie, Jimmy, and Raylene, made up the popular Canadian Celtic musical group, 'The Rankin Family.' The Rankin children could play music instruments from an early age including the piano, guitar, and fiddle, among others. In 1989 the group formed professionally in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada, and released there debut album, and then traveled throughout Eastern Canada. The group who's music consisted of celtic, folk, and pop, recorded on the EMI Record Label and the Capitol Record Label. The group continued to release albums, appear in concerts, and at music award ceremonies, for over 10 years until the band announced in September 1999 that they were disbanding in order to pursue other things. Heather went into acting, Jimmy became a solo artist-songwriter and released his first album, "Song Dog" in 2001, Cookie and John Morris also pursued solo careers. The band throughout there career performed with such musical talents as Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster. There many recordings include, 'Orangedale Whistle', 'Fare Thee Well Love', 'Gillis Mountain', 'Tripper's Jig', 'North Country', 'Lisa Brown', 'Saved In the Arms', 'Maybe Your Right', 'The River', 'Padstow', 'Blue-Eyed Suzie', 'Movin' On', 'Long way To Go', and 'Cold Winds', among many more. John Morris Rankin was killed in a car accident on January 16, 2000, in Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada, when his car slipped down an icy embankment. He was only 40 years old.  (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Saint Marys Roman Catholic Cemetery
Mabou
Inverness County
Nova Scotia, Canada
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Jun 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8933274
John Morris Rankin
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- Jackie Howard
 Added: Jan. 16, 2013
I wish so much I'd had the chance to meet you while you were alive. See you in heaven, John Morris
- novascotiagirl
 Added: Nov. 19, 2012

- Lance
 Added: Nov. 11, 2012
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