It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Ryan after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on April 4th at the age of 59. He leaves behind his loving wife, Laurie, his beautiful children Frank Ryan Jr., Charmaine (Chris) Pemberton, Tracie (Darren) Gustavsen, Brad MacDuff, his 5 precious grandchildren, Clay, Colby, Kian, Brianne and Gracie. His sisters Barbara Layman, Sylvia Butt, brothers-in-law, Dean (Sally) Handley, Brian (Judy) Handley, Denise (Wayne) Ormshaw, Karen (Dave) Thompson, inlaws, Les and Marion Handley, numerous treasured nieces and nephews and his fire hall families in both Hinton and Mission that he felt truly honoured to be a part of. He also left behind many dear friends from coast to coast.
He is predeceased by his mother Theresa in 1983 and father Frank in 1990.
A huge thank-you for the incredible care and compassion to Dr. Brown and nursing staff at Cheam 2, Terciary Palliative Care Unit in the Abbotsford Hospital. Words are not enough to express our families’ gratitude for all of you who helped in his care. You are truly the most incredible group of individuals we have had the privilege of knowing. Thank-you also to our Mission Hospice Team led by Dr. Potter, you all helped us through a very difficult period of time and we will forever be grateful. As well as a huge thank you to the Mission Fire/Rescue and their families for their support and many acts of kindness throughout the duration of Frank’s illness.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 16 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Foundation are gratefully appreciated.
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