May 31, 1966 – Calgary, AB
March 17, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Ryan Joseph Pavelich beloved partner of Yasmin Dahl of Calgary passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the age of 47 years.
Ryan graduated from Okotoks High School in 1984 and went on to the University of Calgary, graduating with a degree in Computer Science. He immediately began his career with Pan Canadian Energy. His career progressed rapidly and in 2002 he was instrumental in the IT work to merge PanCanadian with Alberta Energy to form what is now Encana. Ryan then led the IT program to spin off the business which is now Cenovus, in 2009. At the time of his passing, Ryan was Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Encana. Ryan leaves a legacy of great friendships and caring about his people, as well as playing an integral role in creating an IT organization that accomplished results that many viewed as impossible. Ryan was all about giving back to the community, and was a dedicated volunteer at the Mustard Seed, where he built strong connections that were near and dear to his heart. Family and friends were of ultimate importance to Ryan and was always willing to help and support those in need. He had a love of the outdoors and sports, playing hockey and mountain biking. He enjoyed travelling and seeing the world on his motor bike.
Ryan is survived by his partner Yasmin Dahl, mother Darlene Pavelich, sister and brother-in-law Shelley and Darryl Poburan, two nephews Michael and Connor Boyd, also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. He was predeceased by his father Joseph Pavelich August, 2009.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (1566 Northmount Drive NW) on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial or directly to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca.
In living memory of Ryan Pavelich, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences