I’m sad beyond words about the death of my beloved friend and respected colleague, Raylene Rankin. There can be no measuring this loss, this grief.
Simply put, she was best in many respects. As a friend, true to a fault. As a colleague, generous, brilliant, kind and reliably solid. This remained so even when she was ill.
However, it was being a mother and wife that most defined her. Her love for her husband and son was foremost. It was a pleasure to see her smile and watch her eyes light up when she spoke of them.