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Saturday January 12, 2013

Mona Miller Rankin Died suddenly January 11th, 2013 due to complications from the flu. Mona was a vibrant, active woman who was able to travel the world as the wife of former Canadian Ambassador, Bruce Rankin. Upon her return to Canada, she attended York University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts and was placed on the Dean's Honour list. She used her love of Art to become a doscent at the AGO.
Mona had an unparalleled ability to talk to anyone about anything. She leaves behind a legacy of magnificent stories of her whirlwind life. She had a way of story telling that made you feel like you were reliving every moment of her wonderful life one story at a time. Mona also had a passion for knowledge and a love of political and social issues and was a member of the current events club for many years. In addition she was a member of Exploring Toronto and had been a part of the Brownbag Bookworm Book Club for over 25 years.
Most of all Mona had an elegance and grace about her. She had an ability to make you feel like the most important person in the world. She leaves behind three daughters: Janet Rankin Hambleton (late Lee), Marilyn Rankin (Ron), Susan Rankin (Chris). Mona was also the proud grandmother to seven grandchildren: Chris (Amy), Jason (Erika), Tim (Susan), Kelly (Alexandre), Brett, Stephen and Katie. She also leaves behind three great-grandchildren: Victoria-Grace, Christian and Luka.
In lieu of flowers we respectfully request that donations be made to CHATS (Community and Home Assistance to Seniors) or Yellow Brick House (Empowering Abused Woman and Children)
The Memorial Service will be held Tuesday January 15th, 2013 at 1pm at Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora L4G 1R3.
Thank you, regards,

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