Born: Kingsville on 04 July 1947

Passed away: Mission Viejo on 14 May 2017

Aged: 69 years

Funeral Date: 03 June 2017

Benefactor: Any donations received will help his daughters pay for his final arrangements.
$1,120 Donated. 9 Donors

Service Details

A special thank you to the SGI-USA Buddhist Organization! My Father would be so proud. You are truly his family too! Love you all!

Memorial Service Announcement for Gordon Rankin;

Memorial Services Dedicated to the Memory of our Dad, will be held in two locations (at the same time)-

For CALIFORNIA: WEST friends and family:
When:
Sunday, June 11, 2017
@ 11:00AM PST.
Services will begin promptly

Where:
SGI-USA Buddhist Center-South Orange County
23002 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA. 92653
(949) 238-2003

For ILLINOIS: MIDWEST friends and family
When:
Sunday, June 11, 2017
@1:00PM CST
Services will begin promptly
*These services will be patched into the
live service being held in California
(Audio and Visual)*

Where:
SGI-USA-Buddhist Chicago Culture Center
1455 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 913-1211

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Tasci Gibson-Gordon Rankin's daughter
at 773-936-8863
[email protected]
or via Facebook

Agenda;
Gongyo (Chanting-Prayers)
Incense Offering
Eulogy
Performance
Dedication Video
Words: Family
Words: A few friends
Open Mic
Words by guest leader


Funeral Company

Cremation Society of Laguna

The Story

This memorial was created in honor of Alan Dickson Gordon Rankin of Rancho Santa Marguerita, California. Gordon was born on July 4, 1947 in Kingsville, ON, Canada and passed on May 14, 2017. Gordon was a loving father, a Buddhist, a surfer and a friend. He was an amazing human being who focused on the well-being of his daughters and his spiritual family over all things. He was always one for a good joke, laughter and guidance when people were in need. He will be remembered by the family he left behind and his large circle of friends who mourn his passing.

He is survived by his daughter Tasci Gibson and Son-in-law James Gibson of Park Ridge, Illinois as well as their two children Isabel and Riley Gibson, his Daughter Lisa Williams and her daughter Annabelle Williams of Grayslake, Illinois and his daughter Briana Rankin of Grayslake, Illinois.

At the end of his life, Gordon asked for his passing to be peaceful and surrounded by those he loved. He was patient and kind to everyone who would know him and never met a stranger. His love is forever embedded in the hearts of all that knew him and his memory is one of a full life, one full of love and friendship.

Memorial Services will be held at a future date. The family will inform everyone of this date and time to pay their final respects.

We will leave you with this poem by Robert Frost, as our father took the road less travelled and it served him well.


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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Ted Kearn donated in memory of Gordon Rankin

Jun 13, 2017

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Thank you so much, Ted! This really helps with getting us to where we need to be to pay for final expenses. It's much more appreciated than you know. We loved hearing from you on Sunday. Thank you for being such an amazing friend to dad and for sharing your experiences. ❤️ Tasci, Lisa and Briana

Lisa Williams

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Sammye donated $100.00 in memory of Gordon Rankin

Jun 05, 2017

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Thank you so much, Aunt Sammye! This really helps us. ❤️ Tasci, Lisa and Briana

Lisa Williams

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Lou Salatich donated in memory of Gordon Rankin

Jun 03, 2017

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Thank you so much, Lou. This helps us greatly to try and cover his final expenses and we are very grateful.

Lisa Williams

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Greg Rankin donated in memory of Gordon Rankin

May 28, 2017

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Greg and Sarah, I don't know how to express my gratitude other than to say Thank you. It's really humbling and such a blessing the way you are Sarah and your brothers have supported us through this. I know dad is smiling down at all of us probably having a good talk with your dad about how things finally worked out. Thank you so much! Tasci, Lisa and Briana

Lisa Williams

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Jeff B donated in memory of Gordon Rankin

May 25, 2017

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Thank you so much, Jeff! Tasci, Briana and I really appreciate it.

Lisa Williams

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Liz Goldner donated $50.00 in memory of Gordon Rankin

May 20, 2017

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Thank you, Liz. It's going to help us pay for his arrangements and we do appreciate it very much! ~Tasci, Lisa and Briana

Lisa Williams

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From Kathy Yellow Eagle: This is to honor my dear friend Gordon, unable to post on his tribute wall but it so reflects the man he was and always will be in my heart,love you my friend...Kathy

Lisa Williams shared a photo.

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Bebe and Ron Briggs donated in memory of Gordon Rankin

May 20, 2017

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Thank you so much, Aunt Bebe and Uncle Ron. ~Tasci, Lisa and Briana

Lisa Williams

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kathy yellow eagle donated $50.00 in memory of Gordon Rankin

May 19, 2017

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Thank you so much, Kathy! ~ Tasci, Lisa and Briana

Lisa Williams

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Jessie donated $100.00 in memory of Gordon Rankin

May 19, 2017

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Thank you, Jessie! Tasci, Briana and I are so thankful.

Lisa Williams

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