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RANKIN, Howard Bruce

August 24, 1932 — January 30, 2023

Howard Rankin passed away peacefully on January 30, 2023, at the age of 90 years.  He is survived by his children Ron (Angie) Rankin, Lorraine (Robert) Halton, Wendy (Brian) Gagnon, and Joanne (George) Holt; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his son Ken Rankin; his daughter Brenda Sperling; and his granddaughter Rachel Halton.

Howard live a good, simple life as a Rancher, Guide, Outfitter, and Cowboy.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.

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  • Taylor Bennett says:

    I am very sorry the loss . I used to be friends with Brenda before she passed .

  • The Stewart Family (Kelowna Ranches) says:

    Condolences to the family

  • Tower Family says:

    Condolences to the Rankin family! So many memories of Howard and his family growing up at the ranch. He was a great horseman, always with a smile on his face. I thought this cowboy poem was fitting for Howards’s send off (you might remember the plaques hanging in our house).

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