Catherine Marcella "Marcy" Rankin
16 January , 1936 – 28 February , 2019
Catherine Marcella "Marcy" Rankin,
Born on January 16, 1936 in Mabou, Marcy passed away peacefully in Inverary Manor, Inverness on February 28, 2019 surrounded by family. She was the daughter of the late Finlay and Margaret (Beaton) Rankin. Following the passing of her parents, she was raised by her Uncle Angus and Aunt Sally "Central" Beaton, and thoughtfully guided by her aunt, Sr. Anita Beaton.
During the golden age of air travel, Marcy was a flight attendant, giving her the opportunity to explore the world. She dearly loved her family, friends, and Mabou. Her smile, wit, sense of style, independence, and love of life will be remembered. Marcy made every event a celebration. She was generous and kind: gifts, hugs and time were her language of love.
Marcy is survived by her brother, Francis Xavier (Mary Catherine); and her sister, Anita (Don) MacDougall. She was predeceased by her brother, Allan John "AJ" and her sister, Alexandra "Sandra" Rankin. She was considered an older sister by the Beaton children: Margo Ross, Sandra Gergich, Allan Beaton, Helen Anne Bassani, Miriam Gillis, Lorraine Beaton, Norman Beaton, Pat Beaton (deceased), and Kevin Beaton (deceased). She leaves behind many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins as well as her longtime friend, Maria Braman.
Marcy's family would like to extend a heart-felt thanks for the care she received by the staff at the Inverary Manor. Memorial donations may be made to the Inverness Hospital Foundation. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 11 from 7-9 p.m. in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Mary's Church, Mabou on Tuesday, March 12 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Bernie MacDonald officiating.
Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com
- Margaret (Beaton) Rankin, Mother
- Finlay Rankin, Father
- Francis Xavier (Mary Catherine) Rankin, Brother
- Anita (Don) MacDougall, Sister
- Allan John "AJ" Rankin, Brother
- Alexandra "Sandra" Rankin, Sister
Following the passing of her parents, she was raised by her Uncle Angus and Aunt Sally "Central" Beaton, and thoughtfully guided by her aunt, Sr. Anita Beaton.
She was considered an older sister by the Beaton children: Margo Ross, Sandra Gergich, Allan Beaton, Helen Anne Bassani, Miriam Gillis, Lorraine Beaton, Norman Beaton, Pat Beaton (deceased), and Kevin Beaton (deceased). She leaves behind many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins as well as her longtime friend, Maria Braman.
- Inverness Hospital Foundation
- Visitation Monday, 11 March , 2019
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, 12 March , 2019
Catherine Marcella "Marcy" Rankin
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12 March 2019
That's me with Marcy and my father Leslie Swart. Marcy would visit my mother Mary Ann Swart (Fleming) where ever we lived - from London to Washington DC. Marcy would arrive full of stories, excitement and presents. As a young girl, she was an incredible role model of a strong, caring, independent woman and I wanted to be just like her.
Helen Anne Bassani
9 March 2019
Yesterday with Marcy
Saw you today on your birthday, 2017.
You made us feel joy, your gratitude was a spring garden.
You were the gift.
With a knowing look, your smile met our eyes as you shared your stories:
“I have dreams to live and things to do and places to go.
Mabou would be good but I think I’ll go to New York, to see Maria.”
You were always the traveler and as a little child, it was difficult to let your hand go.
Quiet tears in my heart brought me to the moment.
Another visit from Angel Andie left hope.
We again saw spark in your eyes, mischievous smiles and proud pearls over pretty colours.
You were a prayer in motion.
Your kindness spilled over us many times.
You brought excitement to our childhoods, brought us the best teenage presents,
And continued your giving ways with our babies as they grew to adulthood.
When you came home, Santa came too with surprises wrapped in style.
Your journey reminds us all who we are, our roots and what truly matters.
‘Stay close’ did not have to be said, it was lived.
Our prayers were answered again this past year.
We got to see you rebloom;
You made it home.
8 March 2019
over the last few days, I've tried to figure out how to write this as my heart breaks. If she touched your heart as she did for many, please remember: every little girl needs someone to tell them their pretty, and smart, and have so much to offer the world; Every friend needs a card or a "goodie" and to be reminded of how special they are, all sadness in the world can be cured with chocolate, and with a kiss or squeeze of your cheek she is off on her latest adventure only to return to us all in a short time with worldly advice, her warm smile, and her silly laugh. I will think of you often aunt Marcy and how very lucky I was to have you in my life. Until we meet again.....
7 March 2019
sorry to hear the passing of marcy rankin marcy was a dear friend of mine sharing many happy times together here in Halifax I lost track of marcy over the years till now of where she went and her health it was enjoyable to listen to her stories of her travels etc together of all the many many people I have known over the years marcy was really different in a good way a really true friend im sure marcy will be sadly missed by all her friends and family dear marcy this will be your biggest journey god will be with you bill mont Halifax n s
6 March 2019
So many fond memories with my beautiful Great aunt Marcy. Listening to her fun stories of traveling, countless trips to the mall, and instilling the courage in me to try sushi (which I cant get enough of now) I was truly blessed to have her in my life. Love you lots Marcy, until we meet again, give nan a big hug for me. <3
joey blackmore kevin burke joey blackmore kevin burke
6 March 2019
we knew marcy very well she lived in an apartment on brenton street halifax novascotia she was a very special lady she wore her heart on her sleeve always giving never taking we had olot of laughs me her and kevin we will always be thankful for the friendship we were honored to have her as our friend thank you god for that she will be for ever in our hearts sadly missed kevin burke joey blackmore