May 2, 1976 – January 15, 2013
It is with the heaviest of hearts we say good-bye to a loving son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend to so many. Ryan passed away suddenly on January 15th due to a traffic accident in Courtenay. Ryan is predeceased by his father Jim, his grandparents and special Aunty Ann. Ryan is survived by and will be forever missed by his loving and devoted mother May Ann (Ken), sister Charmaine (Shawn), nieces Willow and Summer, his girlfriend Crystal, special friend Nancy and many aunts, uncles, cousins in Scotland and so many friends.
Ryan was a very happy go lucky young boy who had many friends and lived life to the fullest. In the last few years Ryan enjoyed many summers playing baseball with all his friends in Nanaimo, where he lived. He was very proud of his Scottish roots and was hoping to go to Scotland soon. Ryan had struggles in life and tried so hard to overcome them. Through it all he never forgot his family and friends.
A Celebration of Ryan’s Life will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1599 Tunner Drive, Courtenay on Monday, January 28 at 11:00am followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ryan can be made to John Howard Society – #200-1585 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G4.
God grant me the Serenity
To accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference