Allan Rankin

We very sad to announce that Allan Rankin passed away, Saturday 22 March 2003, of a sudden heart attack in Leysin.

Allan Rankin

A message from Scott Rankin

The ceremony on Saturday the 29th of March 2003 had a very good turnout. Everybody was happy for Allan that it was such a good send off.

He was cremated on Monday the 31st of March 2003.

After various discussions, the family has decided to have the ashes buried in the Leysin graveyard.

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Allan’s remains now rest in the Leysin graveyard. A granite tombstone has the following inscription :


1928 – 2003


We whish to thank everybody for their kind messages, concern and support.
Scott, Kira and Kevin


Allan's grave in Leysin



Gary Pearse
Jul 17, 2007 16:25

I first went to the Club V in 1964, worked for the village at the chalet at the top of the ski hill (la Bernouse?)for the winter of 64-65. Visited with Alan Rankin in 85 when in Europe on business. Myself and two friends dug the basement foundation for a Chalet not far from the Club V in the direction of the Nid d’Aigle. It was the year that “Rog” Findlay arrived in Leysin-doesn’t he operate a ski school there now? Do you have alumni get togethers – let me know.

Geoff. Swift
Sep 5, 2007 18:01

I worked in the bar at the Vag 1963 to 1965. Just found this site. Sorry to hear about Allan,we exchanged a lot of stories. Wondering how Carrol was? Many many fond memories of the Vag.

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