I found a tribute to Hazel http://breastfriends.ca/default.aspx?page=11
and an obituary for one of Rankin's granddaughters in 2012 and he was still living then. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/leaderpost/obituary.aspx?pi...
I've searched obits and cemeteries since 2012 and found nothing so he could still be alive.
Best of luck,