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Joseph Patrick Ryan

Joseph Patrick Ryan

Born: March 21st, 1928

Passed on: March 12th, 2016

Passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his true love of 48 years, Frances (nee Prowse) as well as other family members: Betty Plante, Mary Tait, Geraldine LaTour, Tony Ryan, Catherine Furlong, Florence Menees, Ed Manning, Andy Favreau and Ray Connors. Leaving to celebrate his life with gratitude, his five children: Joe (Elizabeth Bourgeois), John (Kathy), Mary (John Markle), Mike (Laura) and Anne (Brian Drover). A loving grandfather, he will be fondly remembered by his eight grandchildren: Jenny and Michael Ryan, John Joseph and Evan Markle, Benjamin and Emma Ryan and Matthew and David Drover. Also leaving a large circle of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Joe will be missed by brother John (Jesse) and sisters Sheila Favreau and Eleanor Connors; brothers-in-law Bill Prowse (Frances), Jim Menees and Robert Furlong and sister-in-law Pauline Manning. Joe Ryan enjoyed a long and distinguished career with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. He felt privileged to have had a leadership role in numerous housing developments throughout Newfoundland. He had a lifelong interest in art, a natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge which he passed on to his children. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home on LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15, 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, March 16 at 9:30 am from Mary Queen of Peace Church on Torbay Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to The Dr. Jack Hand Legacy Foundation.


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