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William Ryder

William Ryder

Born In: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Born: October 23rd, 1930

Passed in: Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: December 12th, 2015

Our father, William John Ryder (Bill), was born at home in Kelowna, British Columbia on October 23, 1930. He passed away peacefully in his sleep in the Dawson Creek Hospital on December 12, 2015 at 6am at the age of 85. He is survived by his three sons Rick, Bill, and Lance, nine brothers and sisters, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Dad was predeceased by his wife, our mother Phyllis, in 2000; his parents Jack and Margaret Ryder; a brother Jackie and sister Nellie.
Dad was a jack-of-all-trades. He was an accomplished heavy equipment operator, foreman, mechanic, and millwright. Dad was a proud member of the Operating Engineers Local 115. He worked on many a pipeline across Canada and Peru. Dad worked on the W.A.C. Bennett Dam operating cats and on the tower at the dam. Dad was a pilot and enjoyed flying. May he and his good friend, Jimmy Anderson, be flying together again.
Dad will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bill may be made by way of donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1100 Alward Street, Prince George, British Columbia V2M 7B1
Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd.




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