Donald James Ryan (“Jim” Ryan)
Surrounded by family, Jim passed away peacefully at the Brampton Civic Hospital on Thursday March 9, 2023 .
Son of the late Pat and Betty, Jim was the proud and cherished Dad of Thomas (Michelle), and Dillon (Jessica). A doting Grandpa to Parker, and a much-loved big brother to Marie (Lawrence), Joanne (Leon), Dave (Judy), the late Andy (Holly), and the late Teresa. He was a special Uncle to the late Kevin, Brian (Elizabeth), Greig (Sheila), Jeff (Krystal), Jody (John), and Cassandra. He was also a proud Great Uncle to Joshua, Nadine, and Steven, Kieran and Anja, Van and Allie, and Audrey and Lucy. He is remembered with love by Paulette and will be sorely missed by his friend of many years, Errol as well as many other dear friends.
Our family extends our sincere thanks to the many doctors and nurses who worked so hard to care for Jim; their care, guidance, and compassion went above and beyond.
As per Jim’s wishes, cremation has taken place, and a celebration of life will be held at Rod Abrams Funeral Home 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936 3357 on Sunday March 19, 2023, with a visitation from 12-2pm immediately prior to the service. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home.
For those who wish, donations in memory of Jim to the Cardiac Centre of Brampton Civic Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Rod Abrams Funeral Home
1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, ON L0G1W0
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Rod Abrams Funeral Home
1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham Ontario L0G1W0
Marco Scorziello says
My deepest condolences for your loss. May Jim rest in peace and his memory comfort you and your family.
I worked with Jim at the school board for over 5 years. He was well respected and a class act guy. He did the crossword everyday and would tell me about antique auctions. I will remember the rounds of golf and Steak dinners at the Keg.
Les Paterson says
With a heavy heart, we send our condolences to Jim’s family. We expected Jim’s presence in the Wasaga beach area this summer. Our prayers are with you. Margret, Joyce, and Les
Norma Baket says
To the Ryan family
Brian & I sending sincere condolences to you all. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. May your many memories bring you comfort & smiles in the days ahead.
Debbie McKeown says
Sending sincere condolences to the Ryan Family at this difficult time.
Robert/Myrna Raymond says
To the bereaved family. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Jim Ryan will be remembered mostly on his goodness and kindness. Very quiet, private man with fine personality. One of the many family friends we have and we were lucky to have known him all those years. May you rest in peace and God be with you. ❤️ ❤️ From Robert&Myrna Raymond
Jack Ricchio says
My deepest condolences to the Jim Ryan’s family. He was a great guy , an a great friend .u will be missed .
Randy and Diane Spurrell says
Joanne and Leon and all members of the RYAN FAMILY:
Sending you our sincere condolences and our warmest thoughts and prayers. Someone so special will always be lovingly remembered.
God Bless you all.
Randy & Diane Spurrell
Charmaine Wall says
My sincerest condolences to Marie & Lawrence, and David in the loss of your brother. May the love and support of family, friends and community help to ease your pain at this time.
Shirley Fulton says
May you have peace, comfort, courage and lots of love at this time of sorrow. I remember all the fun we had as kids, playing hide and seek, touch tag, anty over the shanty when the family came for a visit when we lived on the tobacco farm. Great memories!
Alison Morton says
Dear Joanne : I know how much you will miss your brother Jim
as will all the family. I hope you will just remember all the great times you spent together. Those memories will always be with you. Much love Alison
Herb & Lynda Hastings says
To the Ryan Family:
Although we haven’t had the opportunity to see Jim for a number of years, this news still throws a gut punch! Herb especially has many fond memories of Jim while growing up on 10 Sideroad and a couple of canoe trips many years ago. My memories are more of teenage years and when he was married to my best friend Jenny. A gentle, quiet, shy unassuming man who loved his family deeply.
Rest in peace old friend……
Rose Hills says
Dear Thomas and Dillon,
We wanted to extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father. May the precious memories be a comfort to you now and may it help to know that many thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Thomas, we know how much you cherished your time with your dad – whether it was your annual birthday golf weekend or renting a cottage in the summer or just your usual Saturday dinners – we know how special every moment was. We saw firsthand how much Jim loved his grandson Parker and are so happy they formed a special bond between them. We promise to speak of Jim often and ensure that Parker knows he has a Guardian Angel watching over him as he grows up.
Your Dad was a quiet man, but always gracious and pleasant to speak with at family events as we got to know him over the years. We will cherish the time we spent with Jim and will always keep his memory alive. May he rest in peace.
Rose, Jennifer, Charlotte, Bobby and Ken
George & Corrie Verkaik says
Dear Marie, Lawrence & Ryan Family.
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your brother Jim, also to the rest of the family. This must have been an unexpected death…so sad for all of you. Praying God will cover you all with his loving arms, and trust in the hymn “till we meet again”.
Sending Love & Prayers.
Corrie & George Verkaik.
Donna Bartlett says
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. Our sincerest condolences. He is fondly remembered. I’m sure his previous work buddy James (Jim) Bartlett from the MTO will be waiting to greet him on the other side. They will probably be laughing about the good old days!
Big Hugs Tanya Bell-Edwards and Donna Bartlett