Keptin Ryan Paul
Passed on: February 17th, 2013
We the family of the Late Ryan Joseph Paul, 65 of Eskasoni, are sad to announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and a dearly loved uncle and a true friend to all who knew him. Mi'kmaq Grand Council Keptin, Ryan Joseph Paul passed away on Feb. 17, 2013 at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with the support of his family and friends
A bus driver, fisherman and carpenter, Ryan was an avid sportsman who coached hockey and fastball during great times of Indian ball in the 70s winning numerous championships with Albert Marshall Construction and winning many battles with the Eskasoni Eagles hockey team.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Elizabeth; two sons, George (Mary), Sean Ryan (Kissy); three daughters, Carol Ann (Joe), Starr and Dwan; 17 grandchildren, Shawnee, George Brett & Brayden, Walter Sean Ryan, Keisha, Deniro, & Nathaniel, Reanne, Jolie & Rhenda, Shaelyn, Camryn, Maisyn, Derek Mike, Suzee Anne & Harry, and Dallas. His brothers; George 'Juice', Peter 'Chaps', John Edward 'Jackie', Gabriel 'Gubby', & Craig and sisters; Matilda, Janet, Eleanor, Sharon and Patsy, 12 Godchildren and Godmother, Georgina Burgess.
He was predeceased by his parents, George & Catherine 'Tiannie' Paul; paternal grandparents, Peter & Elizabeth Paul; maternal grandparents, Grand Chief Gabriel &Harriet Sylliboy; sisters, Georgina 'Francho' Stevens and Mary Ann 'Malia'n' Marshall; foster son, John Duncan Doucette.
Ryan's family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Virick, Dr. Todd, Dr. Ritter, Dr. Maharaj, and the entire staff of the An Cala Palliative Care Unit, for their professional care during his brief stay there. Special thanks to all family and friends who travelled near or far to come see him during his last days. Your thoughtfulness and generosity will never be forgotten. Wela'liek
Visitation will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21 at his home, 4916 Shore Rd. after 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Eskasoni Holy Family Church officiated by Fr. Martin MacDougall. Interment to follow in parish cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.twcurry.com.
Memorial donations can be made in Ryan's name to the ALS Society or An Cala Palliative Care Unit.