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Thread #17143   Message #164276
Posted By: Bob Landry
17-Jan-00 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: Obit: John Morris Rankin Dead (Jan 2000)
Subject: RE: John Morris Rankin Dead
Here's a posting from a Cape Breton website I belong to. It was written Sunday by a fellow I only know as Old Salty:

"It is with difficulty I write this in response to Morans posting, due to the fact that I was involved in the same hockey tournament that John Morris was heading to in Cheticamp when the accident happened. When we arrived there this a.m. we were told the game was cancelled because of an accident that some of the Port Hood players were in. The tragic news of the fatality was conveyed to us shortly afterwards. On the way back home to Baddeck tonight I drove up the rte.19 to lookmat the accident site. It was about a 60-70 foot drop over a cliff and into the ocean. I spent the day with John Morris yesterday in the Cheticamp arena, he was sure a dedicated Dad to his son as far as hockey was concerned. A tragic loss for everyone. The three boys are OK as far as really serious injuries are concerned."