LYNN, Mass. – Laurin “Chip” Rancourt, 62, died unexpectedly Feb. 9, 2006, in Lynn, Mass. He was the husband of Linda (Stott) Rancourt with whom he shared 36 years of marriage. Born Aug. 19, 1943, in Paris, Texas, the son of the late Laurin L. Rancourt and the late Wanda Yesenofski Rancourt. He was raised in Jackman and attended St. Anthony’s Parochial School. Laurin was a graduate of Jackman High School, Class of 1961. He received a bachelor’s degree from Bentley College and a master’s degree from Babson College. Laurin served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1972. He began his career working in the Maine woods and on the last Kennebec River log drives. He later became a systems analyst for General Electric in Lynn, Mass. where he worked for 34 years, until his retirement. Laurin was a loving and caring man whose greatest pleasure was his family. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and other outdoor activities in all types of weather. He loved spending time with his family at home and in Jackman, but he especially enjoyed his granddaughter, Grace. Laurin spent many seasons as a little league coach and was an avid sports fan. His enormous enthusiasm for life will be sorely missed by all who knew him. In addition to his wife, Laurin is survived by his two daughters, Kimberly Fitzpatrick and her husband, Paul, of Swampscott, Mass. and Vanessa Rancourt of Jackman; a son, Spencer Rancourt of Lynn, Mass.; a granddaughter, Grace Fitzpatrick; a sister, Barbara Kane and her husband, Bob Foster, of Jackman; a niece, Lauren; and nephews, Christopher, James and Justin. Visiting hours will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, at Solimine Funeral Home, Lynn, Mass. A funeral Mass will be 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Sacred Heart Church, Lynn, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in Laurin’s memory may be made to the Jackman Region Health Center or the Jackman Moose River Historical Society.