Gregory (Greg) George RANKS
Greg Ranks came into this world on April 19, 1960 and made a courageous departure on April 28, 2022.
In the span of those 62 years Greg accomplished many things and in his own words he “had a good life”.
Greg leaves behind his heartbroken wife and partner in life of almost 30 years Reneé Ranks, his cherished son Curtis Ranks along with his two children Kyler and Madisyn. His sisters Lori Lambert and Kelly (Ashley) Van Camp as well as his “favorite mother-in-law” Judy Rivard. His brother in laws Ray (Jodi) Rivard and Russ (Darlene) Rivard. “Uncle Greg” leaves 8 nieces and nephews behind that will miss his funny antics, silly t-shirts and talks as well as 9 great nieces and nephews and of course many friends.
Greg was predeceased by his parents Dorothy & George Ranks and his father-in-law Lawrence Rivard
He will be deeply missed by all that had the privilege to know him as Greg was larger than life. He always had encouraging words and a positivity than shone through even on the darkest days.
Greg fought a fast and ferocious battle with cancer. When he was diagnosed in Aug 2021 he vowed to fight as hard as he could…and he did!
Greg was strong, courageous, gentle, funny, and so very loving to anyone who was lucky enough to have him in their lives and he handled the past eight months with grace, strength, and integrity. He was what one would call a “solid man”.
Greg is well known for the business he ran for the past 27 years. Diesel Component Rebuilders became a well-known name in the Oilfield sector. He built an amazing reputation in the industry and was highly valued and respected for his knowledge, fairness, patience, and kindness.
Greg loved hockey, sailing, quadding, his precious truck and quiet nights by the campfire.
He will be truly missed by all who loved him and will forever be in our hearts.
A very special thanks to Dr. Naresh Jha at the Cross Cancer Institute for your wisdom, kindness and all the incredible stories! And to Dr. Omar Abdelsalam at the Cross Cancer Institute for your calming ways and encouraging words.
Nurse Josh at the Mazankowski Heart Institute.. You and Greg formed an immediate bond with your similar wit and humour. You made a couple of his days so much better with the laughs he so enjoyed.
If you would like to make a donation in Greg’s name (in lieu of flowers), we ask that you please donate to the Cross Cancer Institute, https://giving.albertacancer.ca/donate/wecrosscancer
A Celebration of Greg’s life will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022
Location: Sherwood Park Community Hall Log Cabin 50 Spruce Avenue, Sherwood Park, Alberta
Family Tribute: 2:00
Memories: 4:00 If you have a story or memory to share at this time please do so but keep it brief.