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JOHN THAY RYDEN Obituary pic


Born: Sep 24, 1936

Date of Passing: Jan 14, 2020

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John passed away in the early morning of January 14, 2020, at the E. M. Crowe Memorial Hospital in Eriksdale, MB.
John was born in Eriksdale on September 24, 1936. He grew up in the Clydebank District and farmed there his whole life.
His is survived by his loving wife and best friend Sandra; his son Kyle and wife Carrie and grandsons, Macgregor and Jasper all of Calgary; son Paul; son Colin and granddaughter Gabryel of Eriksdale. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Mary Ryden of Eriksdale; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dave and Alice DeVos of St. Adolph, MB; along with several nieces and nephews.
John is predeceased by his parents, Cliff and Jean Ryden; brothers, Edwin and Frank; sister-in-law Marjorie; sister Elza Taplin and brother-in-law Ray Taplin and his father and mother-in-law, George and Agnes DeVos.
John served on several boards, Consumers Co-op, the Community Club, St. Erik's Parish Council and was a Councillor for the Rural Municipality of Eriksdale.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020, at the Eriksdale Recreation Centre with Father Paul Tinguely officiating. A luncheon will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to the E. M. Crowe Memorial Hospital Guild, c/o Irene Sigurdson, Box 474, Eriksdale, MB, R0C 0W0.
We would like to thank the Ambulance attendants, Constable Rhoden, Corporal Friesen, Dr. Thomas and the nurses of the E. M. Crowe Memorial Hospital and to John and Karen Gray of Arnason Funeral Home.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • I got to know John approx 18 years ago. A very decent man. always cheerful and hardworking. Sorry to see him gone and condolences to his family. - Posted by: Richard Baril (friend) on: Apr 07, 2020

  • Sandra, Paul, Colin and Kyle I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I always loved serving him and talking to him while I worked at Havakeen. He will be missed by many. - Posted by: Carina Rizzo (Family friend) on: Jan 24, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to the Ryden family. - Posted by: Judy & Wallace Hickman (Friend) on: Jan 24, 2020

  • Sandra, Kyle, Paul, Colin and families, our sincere sympathies upon the loss of John. He will always be remembered as a good farm neighbor, family friend and community volunteer. Sincerely, Thelma and Mike Blahey and all the Beckman's too. - Posted by: Mike and Thelma Blahey (Former Clydebank neighbor) on: Jan 20, 2020

  • Dear Sandra and Family: We are so very sorry to learn of John's passing. He was a good friend to all who knew him and a great asset to the community he served so well. Please know we share a portion of your loss and that our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. - Posted by: Fred & Laura Ross (Friends) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • So Very Sorry to hear of John's Passing...Always Sad to read the obituaries, and realize we've Lost another Dear soul who played a Special Part in our lives Somewhere Down the Line....John was One of those who "Did Just That"....Especially around "Seeding time" on the Farm... "Deepest, and, Most Heartfelt Sympathy" to You Sandra, and All your family; ...and to you Mary; and Your family...To ALL those close to you.' Family and Friends. I'm sure John will be Missed by All who knew him as a Very Friendly, and Helpful Man, who Always had a Smile and Friendly Greeting for All.....Sincerely sent from Janet Jundt and family, and Ron McCurdy - Posted by: Janet Jundt (Aquaintance ) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Sincere condolences to the family. Eric and Karen Linde - Posted by: Eric and Karen Linde (Friends ) on: Jan 18, 2020

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