RYAN Anthony Christopher ‘Paddy’
Anthony Christopher ‘Paddy’ Ryan, born December 18, 1930 in Dublin, Ireland passed away peacefully on November 14, 2013. He will be dearly missed by his children Julia, Susan (Alexander), Dano, and Tara (Alan); grandchildren Tara, Megan, Nolan and his mother Barbara; sister Lillie (Ted), as well as extended family and friends in both Canada and the United Kingdom. Anthony was predeceased by his wife Phyllis in March 2007. Anthony served in the Royal Ulster Rifles before immigrating to Canada and joining the Canadian Army in 1954. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served on numerous peacekeeping missions, including the Middle East and Cyprus. After retiring from the military he worked for another 10 years at Corrections Canada. A sincere thank you from the family is extended to Dad’s good friends, Bill Selig and Ralph Davis, for their help and support during his illness and to his fellow parishioners at St. Joseph’s who visited him so often while in hospital. A special thank you to the nursing staff at the Mission Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care and support. A viewing will take place from 3 pm to 5 pm on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne Street, Mission BC. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Parish, 32550 – 7th Ave on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Food Bank.