Sunday, April 4, 2010

Ryan is at peace

Ryan's courageous battle with cancer ended today April 4th at 4:00 am. In his last day he was surrounded by his family and swarmed with love. His fight ended peacefully without pain. As you all know he was an amazing husband, father, son, brother, friend and most of all an amazing gift for all of us.

"When you are sorrowful, Look again in your heart And you shall see that, in truth, That for which you are weeping Has been your delight. " ---author unknown

We will post more details on arrangements for the celebration of his life as they become known. Please feel free to post your feelings and thoughts at this time.


Anonymous said...

God bless you all. Tasha, you have shown an enormous amount of strength, courage, selflessness and above all LOVE. God tells us to show LOVE to one another. May you be blessed with these gifts in return.
I will pray for strength for you diring this next leg of your journey.

Anonymous said...

There was a sense of urgency as I was finishing this song. Last night as the final mix was occurring, and it was time to name the track, then it came.

'Tears for Ryan'.

It was a privilege to know you Ryan.

Anonymous said...

Tasha, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your strength through this time is truly inspiring. Love to you and Talyn.

Matt N-B

Unknown said...

'one short sleep past. we wake eternally. death shall be no more. death, thou shalt die.' - John Donne

peace to all of you

Jim & Donna Simpson said...

Tasha and family,
Sometimes there are no words and there is no why. We hope you will find warmth and comfort in the many prayers and thoughts that are felt this day by so many people who cared for Ryan and were touched by his life and gift.
If you need anything, please call,
Jim & Donna

Louise and David said...

Dear Tasha,
Thank you for this Easter morning posting letting us know that Ryan is at peace.

It is so true that the man for whom we are weeping has been our delight.

Today our thoughts and prayers are especially for you, Tasha, Ryan's beloved wife and for Talyn, his wonderful son.
With sincere sorrow,
Louise and David

Michelle W said...

Ryan will be remembered with love and joy. Tasha and Talyn you will be in our hearts.

Unknown said...

So sorry for your loss,Tasha. So glad he is at peace. I'm sure that Ryan is already immersed in his next great adventure!
auntie m

Lori E. said...

Tasha and Talyn, I'm so sorry for your loss. Words cannot begin to express the feeling of sorrow at the loss of such an incredible father and husband. May you find comfort in the days ahead from the love and support of truly amazing family and friends. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest in peace, Ryan. God bless you and all those you love.


Anonymous said...

God Bless you Ryan, for the inspiration that you have given all of us.
God Bless you Tasha and Talyn.
You are forever in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Tasha and family, we're so sorry for your loss. We hope that you will find comfort in the gift of love Ryan gave so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

JT & G

Anonymous said...

You can shed tears that he is gone,
or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all he's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him only that he is gone,
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what he'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”

Have a wonderful journey Ryan. May God bless and keep you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so, so sorry. My heart is with the three of you.

Though it's not much comfort at this time, I'm sure Elias will welcome Ryan with a big hug and smile, and I am also here for you, whenever you are ready, Tasha. Hugs and love to you and Talyn.


Anonymous said...

"God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be
so he put his arms around you
and whispered,
“Come to Me”

With tearful eyes we watched you
and saw you pass away
and although we love you dearly
we could not make you stay.

A Golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
he only takes the best."

Tasha, my thoughts are with you and Talyn. xoxo Nicki

Anonymous said...

Your courage and strength, and incredible positivity has inspired us to completely rethink how we live and what is truly important in life. I was blessed to have met Ryan. Ryan's spirit has touched us all. Thinking of you, Talyn and your family. Kristyn and family

Anonymous said...

Our toughts are with you Tasha and Talyn!
Mary Kate and Chris Houk

JohnW said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all on this sad day.

Ryan has touched the hearts of many, and may his strength live on in the spirit of all those that knew him.

John and Jenn Whyte

Sheila said...

Hi Tasha - I didn't get the chance to meet Ryan but by the sounds of your blogs, I missed out on getting to know somebody very special. Reading the blogs from both of you has truly inspired me to be thankful for what I have. You and Talyn are in my thoughts and prayers.

Unknown said...

Hi Tasha,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family during this very sad time.
Chris Lashmar

Jodie said...


I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you and Talyn can find comfort knowing that Ryan passed peacefully and was surrounded by love. That love will be with him, always.

Lean on those around you now, and find strength in their love and support. Stay courageous!

Jodie Nagy
Vancouver, BC

Anonymous said...

Fly Ryan fly, you're no longer constrained!

Tasha, I'm so sorry for your loss. Those of us who have watched you through this journey have learned so much from you and Ryan.

Our prayers and love


Devinder said...

Love you Ryan, Tasha and Talyn.

Anonymous said...

When I read your message, "Ryan is at peace", my heart stopped... God Bless his soul and give him peace. And God Bless you, Tasha, Talyn and all your dear families who have stood so strongly beside Ryan all these years. Ryan will live on forever in your hearts as well as in those of us who never even met him but were so inspired by his courage and love for life. Ryan is with the angels now. Be at peace Tasha, we love you all.

Unknown said...

My thoughts go out to you and the family right now. I met Ryan when he was my brother's roommate at flight school in Abbotsford. He introduced me to Starbucks coffee for the first time, driving us there in a very questionable VW bug. He was outgoing, and very likeable right away. I'm very sorry for your loss; Ryan was a tremendous person.
Alison (Ringrose) Bullock
Kitchener, ON

Anonymous said...

"Heartstrings...When those we love go away, they never really leave us; they are with us now, wherever we are. Those whom we have cherished, live on forever, for love wraps itself around the heart. Although it is difficult now, someday beyond our tears and all the world's wrongs;beyond the clouds and all that we can see and touch, we shall all understand."
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tasha, Talyn and to all of Ryan's amazing family. Love to you all.
Jill, Don, BreAnne and Jarett

Anonymous said...

Dearest Tasha, Talyn & Family,
Our hearts break with the passing of Ryan. He was the most amazing person we have ever known. His strength, courage and endless inspiration was a gift to everyone that knew him. We are taking comfort in knowing he is at peace and he will live on forever in our hearts never to be forgotten but always to be remembered. The memory of his huge smile will forever brighten our days.

You are in our hearts and prayers. Thinking of you at this very sad time.
Lyle, Marianne, Ashelina & Taylor

Holly Gustafson said...

We never had the chance to meet Ryan, but we have been constantly praying for your family. Our prayers have not ceased - we continue to hold you up in our prayers.

Holly Gustafson (Antonini) and family

Anonymous said...

Tasha and Talyn. God Bless you always and know that you now have an Angel watching over you whispering in your ear...I love you.

Anonymous said...

God Bless you and your Family at this sorrowful time. You displayed such amazing strenthg and grace and faith through this whole journey with Ryan. Rest in Peace Ryan. Tasha and Talyn you both will always have Ryan with you. Thank-you for sharing such an intimate journey with the rest of us. For showing us what a loving strong and amazing Family you are. Stay strong and know Ryan is always with you in one way or another. God Bless you Tasha. You are truly Amazing!!! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

We love you Ryan - and we will deeply miss you! Thank you for being a friend and an inspiration to Lindsay and me. I will always remember your smile and what you taught me to hold important in life.

Tash and Talyn, our thoughts and hearts are with you and your family.

Shane & Lindsay

Rod Hannaford said...

Tasha, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May all your fond memories of Ryan give you the strength to get through your sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rod Hannaford

Bob Cotter said...

Tasha, I join those who are expressing their sorrow at your loss of Ryan. Following the blog these many months has clearly indicated what your strength as a family was and how you and Talyn will continue forward with Ryan watching from the clouds.

Anonymous said...

Tasha and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ryan's legacy of love and happiness will always be remembered.

Denny and Jo

Anonymous said...

Many tears were shed in our house when I told the girls about Ryan's departure from this world. We are praying for you and Talyn through the coming days, weeks, months. Ryan was a truly special person. May God bless you and keep you in His care.
Tammy, Sherwin, Elisa, Aphia & Blyss

Anonymous said...

Tasha, I knew Ryan only a short time but he has left a lasting impression. I remember meeting both of you at a Christmas party a couple years ago. You both looked so happy. I remember Ryan just beaming when he talked about Talyn. Tasha, I am so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Tasha, peace and love to you, Talyn, and your families during this very difficult time. May you find comfort in all your amazing memories of Ryan. The strength, courage, and grace you both showed throughout this journey has been such an inspiration. Thank you for showing us all the true beauty of life and love.

Heather Ference

Anonymous said...

Dear Tasha & Family,

My most sincere condolences to you and your families. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Allison
rethink, LLL

Anonymous said...

Tasha, The strength and courage that Ryan and you have shown is truly inspiring to all that have had the opportunity to know you. My thoughts are with you and Talyn.
Scott K

Sheryl said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tasha and Talyn. There are no words that can help ease your loss. I know that you will feel Ryan's presence everywhere around you and hope that will bring some comfort to you in this difficult time.

We can not make it to the celebration but please know we will be thinking of you.

Our deepest sympathies...
Sheryl (Holliday) and Steve Raymond

Anonymous said...

Dear Jo-Ann, Bryan, Sean, and Colin,

I am so sorry for your loss, but am glad that Ryan is now at peace, and that he was surronded by his loved ones at the time of his passing.

I saw a video of him on YouTube that was done by the Investors Group. It truly shows what a remarkable man he really was. To remain so upbeat and so positive, despite all the adversity he has faced, is truly inspirational. The video also shows what a remarkable person his wife Tasha is.

Even though I had not seen Ryan in many years, I have very fond memories of him. Memories that I will cherish, and which will live on in my heart.

We will all see him again soon.

All my love,

Glenn Veale

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear that Tasha! Thinking of you and your family in this tough time!