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RYAN, William Patrick

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 donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

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.

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  1. Martha, Jack and Miriam Ryan :

    Rest in peace Uncle Pat. You and Aunt Sherry were so good to us when we lived out west. You always opened your home to us and Kenton kept up that tradition. I’ll miss your terrific sense of humour and you telling me about a certain night when you tried to re-locate the rock in front of the geology building at UNB…and that mischevious smile. We love you and wish we could be there to celebrate your life with Kenton and Stacy. Love you Uncle Pat.

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  2. Dear Stacey & Kenton

    My thoughts are with you during this difficult time . . . May the Many years of Memories help you through the days.

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  3. Stacey and Kenton:

    Very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. He was a good man and will be remembered fondly.

    Mike

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  4. Monique Leboeuf :

    Thinking of you Stacey (Harold) and Kenton Sylvie
    Sincere Condolences

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  5. Kenton and Stacey
    On behalf of my family , I just wanted to extend sincere condolences to both of you and your families.There are truly no words that could comfort you in this difficult time.
    God Bless..

    Kevin and family

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  6. Dany-Elle Chamberland, Ross Steward :

    Kenton, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of grief. You have another angel looking over you.

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  7. Stacey, Kenton and Families:
    It was so nice to talk with you both the other night, I will be thinking of you tomorrow when you say your
    final good bye’s to your wonderful father, hold on to all those many memories.
    My Sincere Sympathy,
    Love, Aunt Neva

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  8. Marie-France & Michel Leduc :

    Kenton (Sylvie)
    Sorry about your loss, sincere condolences.

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  9. Luc Larochelle :

    Condolence to the whole Ryan family.

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  10. Stacey and family- I’m so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

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  11. Valerie Fraser :

    Stacey & Kenton,
    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I have such fond memories of him when we lived at their house. No matter how bad things were, your dad was able to put a smile on my face. He was indeed a very special man with a heart of gold. The memories you have of your dad will get you through the toughest days.
    Love Valerie

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