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BEAUVAIS, Ryan Robert

January 29, 1988 – June 12, 2012

It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our son, Ryan Beauvais of Edmonton, at the age of 24 years.

Ryan was a young child full of life and always had a big smile. He loved the outdoors most and reading books. At 4 years of age, he began his education in Mrs. Powell’s class at Grant MacEwan School. His literary passion began at a young age when he created comic strips and illustrations. He went on to start Grade 3 at John XXIII. High School began in Grade 9 at Bishop McNally where he graduated with Honours in 2005. He participated in the school band and developed a passion for percussion. As a young boy he enjoyed family holidays, camping trips and travelling to the ocean and walking for hours along the beachside. This is when his penchant for nature began. What Ryan loved most was his family and his sisters. He always made an effort to spend time with Melisa going to all those science fiction movies and coming home to take Randi out for Slurpees or Sushi. His cousin Kim was his kindred spirit throughout his youth and adulthood. His other best friend growing up was KitKat, the contrary cat who ran his life and whom he loved so much. In 2006 he moved to Edmonton to attend Grant MacEwan College’s Bachelor of Arts program. He began his journalism career at MacEwan’s student newspaper intercamp. In 2008 he transferred to the U of A to continue studies and later enrolled in their Honours English Program. He also wrote for the student newspaper The Gateway. During this time he discovered his love of photography and writing poetry as well. The University Banner is presently at half mast in Ryan’s memory. http://www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/graduationconvocation/in-memoriam.aspx. During this time Ryan met his life partner. Erika and Ryan met through their mutual love of poetry two years ago and have been inseparable since. They created a lifetime of memories together in such a short time. Please join us to celebrate his life.

Ryan is survived by his parents Rosalie and Roy; sisters, Melisa and Randi; his best friend and love of his life Erika; his numerous aunts, uncles and cousins that are too many to mention but loved all the same.

Memorial Services will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (15 Templebow Road N.E.) on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Ryan’s honour be made to the Campus Food Bank at the U of A, http://campusfoodbank.com or to Stroll of Poets Society, make cheques payable to same c/o Writers Guild of Alberta, Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB. T5M 3K6 http://www.strollofpoets.com.

In living memory of Ryan Beauvais, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Nancy & Paul Staton :

    To a family who has suffered a devastating tragedy Paul and I are sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to Roy and Rosalie and family to have strength to hold on to. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” ♥ He shall be missed, but not forgotten. He will be missed.

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  2. Kyla Dayton :

    Rosalie, Roy, Randi and Melissa.

    Nothing i can say can ease your pain at this very tough time. But just know that you are all in our prayers.

    Love from your cousin Kyla

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  3. Words cannot express how truly sorry I am for your loss. Ryan and his memories will remain in your heart forever. Thinking of all of you during this time.

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  4. Diane Robitelle :

    Dear Family, Our sincere condolences to you, such a shock it is for us all. We met Ryan with Erika at the Upper Crust Cafe Stroll of Poets reading, impressed with his poetry and his bright-eyed, upright bearing. He’ll be sorely missed. May this grief-stricken time be borne with courage and grow toward peace and insight, for Ryan lives on in our minds and hearts, and so we can connect. Peace be with you, Diane

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  5. Catherine S. :

    You’ve probably heard enough reminders of the death of someone you love dearly … and I am so sorry. It pains me to see the grief that Ryan’s loved ones are going through. Please accept my condolences. I hope that it is all the tender moments, all the joyful smiles, all that is good that you will remember. I never met Ryan but saw the happiness that he and Erika shared. Remember, too, that your friends love you very much and are there for you. Thinking of you.

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  6. Linda Oviatt :

    I am so sorry to hear about Ryan. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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  7. Kristy Snyder & Tanner Allan :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this sad time! We offer our hugs and prayers to you all! Our deepest condolences for you and know we are here to offer you any support you need!

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  8. Don Langridge :

    Roy & family,

    From myself and everyone at P&H Minepro, Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  9. Deepest condolances from the Kane family. I was so sorry to hear about Ryan. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your families.

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  10. Martina Losing :

    Rosalie and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I hope these words bring you comfort as they did to me when I lost my dad:

    That which brings you sorrow has once brought you joy; cherish all that was yours.

    Sincerely,
    Martina Losing

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  11. Shima and Rick Caldwell :

    We’re very sorry for your tragic loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

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  12. gerald fisher :

    It was with great sadness that I learned of Ryan’s passing. I was Ryan’s grade 6 teacher at John 23rd and To this day I remember Ryan’s individualism and enthusiasm with life. My sincerest condolences to his family.

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  13. Lorna Wityk :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  14. To the Beauvais family,

    Please accept my condolences for your loss. I was one of Ryan’s professors at the University of Alberta, and I have very fond memories of Ryan’s intelligence and kindness. I can only imagine how difficult this loss must be for you all.

    My deepest sympathies to you all–
    Nat Hurley

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  15. Tim Goodwin :

    I am very sorry for your loss, and cannot imagine the pain. You are in my prayers.

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