January 30, 1929 – August 20, 2012
Patrick Ryan passed away at Foothills hospital on August 20, 2012.
Pat was the second eldest son of Helena (Higgins) Ryan and John Patrick Ryan and was born on the family homestead on Montgomery St in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
An ardent student, Pat excelled in his studies and went on to pursue a degree in Geology at the University of NB. Soon after graduation, he left New Brunswick to pursue a career in Calgary, Alberta where he found satisfaction in working in the oil patch.
Pat’s simple mission in life was to live what he believed in and as such he became recognized as a carrier of enthusiasm while living a life with purpose. He can best be described by many as an individual whose life is unrepeatable, irreplaceable and worthy of respect because of the courtesy and kindness that set him apart and marked him as a person who brought qualities of soul to everyday life and work.
Pat was predeceased his wife Sherry(nee Meagher) and is leaving behind his beloved children, Stacey (Harold) and Kenton (Sylvie), his grandchildren Sadler and Hudson as well as many family and friends.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brothers Frank, Ronald, Walter (Butch), and Charlie and his sister Mary Theresa. He is survived by his brother Jim of Fredericton, New Brunswick, sister-in-law Lois Ryan, Neva Ryan and Mary Ryan.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church (10 Prestwick Dr. S.E., Calgary AB T2Z 4J6) on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 15 Colonel Baker Place N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3 Telephone: (403) 261-7219 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In living memory of Pat Ryan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences