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Kenneth Ryan

Kenneth Gerald Brean Ryan

Monday, June 13th, 1938 - Thursday, May 13th, 2021
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Obituary for Kenneth Gerald Brean Ryan

Ken passed away peacefully with Irish music playing, in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, on Thursday, May 13th, 2021, at the age of 82. Born June 13th, 1938, in Mulgrave NS, he was the son of the late Earl and Irene (Moore) Ryan. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elaine (Amirault) Ryan, his children, Christopher Ryan, London Ont., Mike (Kim) Ryan, Yarmouth NS, Kelly (Rick) Atkinson, Wedgeport NS and a sister, Kerry Boudreau, Yarmouth NS. Proud Grandfather to Mallory, Chelsea, Christian, Kirk, Catheryn, Jack, Emma and Danny. Besides his parents, Ken was predeceased by a granddaughter, Megan Atkinson. Ken retired as Chief Steward aboard the Marine Atlantic ferry, the MV Bluenose, after 40 years of service. He was happiest being in the woods hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, being with friends at his hunting camp and drinking coffee with his gang at Tim’s. The family would like to thank, the staff of Villa Saint-Joseph du Lac for the excellent care and kindness shown to Ken, especially the staff of the Milo Villa. As per Ken’s wishes, cremation has taken place, with interment at a later date. Condolences for the family can be made at Sweeny’s Funeral Home, with donations in Ken’s memory being made to the Villa Saint-Joseph du Lac Foundation, the Wedgeport Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 155, or to a charity of your choice.Online condolences may be sent to sweenys@sweenysfuneralhome.net, or you may sign the guestbook online at www.sweenysfuneralhome.net

An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
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    Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery
    Forrest Street
    Yarmouth County, NS
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Anne-Marie Tibbo

Posted at 02:17pm
Elaine and family
Gerald and I were sadden to hear of Ken’s passing
Please accept our sincere condolences.
We really appreciated the hospitality you both extended to us during Donnie’s (Williams) funeral.
It was a welcome place to rest during a difficult time.
Anne-Marie and Gerald Tibbo

Robert Donna Carter

Posted at 05:50pm
Elaine & Family : Thinking of all of you at this very difficult time. Fair winds & smooth sailing to our friend - RIP Ken.

Faye and Dave coulstring

Posted at 01:28pm
We are very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Please know that you are on our minds and in our hearts. May you find peace in your memories. Rest In Peace Ken. Faye and Dave Coulstring

Jim Gavel

Posted at 11:50am
Elaine and Family,

So sorry to hear of Kens passing. Please accept our condolences and know we are thinking of you. Although I didn't know Ken well I always enjoyed our conversations around RC models and flying. Rest in Peace Ken

Jim & Heather Gavel

Shelley Bodge

Posted at 09:17am
Deepest sympathy to Elaine and back to the family. James and the boys have lots of good memories travelling the 'camp road' back to Rat Lake and meeting Ken either going or coming from his camp. and they enjoyed visiting his camp when they were all together in the back county. They shared lots of stories and laughs and those memories will always be treasured.

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