Dennis (Denny) O. Ryan

Dennis (Denny) O. Ryan

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Denny at 3 a.m. November 4, 2012 with his wife at his side. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Florence, his children Wendy (Vern) Ryan, Geordie (Kirby) Glenn, Dr. John (Lynn) Saliken, Annette (Martin) Saliken, and Daniel Saliken, his ten grandchildren, and his nieces and nephews.

Denny was born in Toronto and spent most of his early years in Quebec. At the age of 25, he moved to Calgary where he built a number of successful businesses, including Ryan Insurance, and was very active in various positions within the Masonic (Zetland) Lodge. At 54, he met and married Florence in Castlegar, where they retired together in 1982 before settling in Nanaimo in 1991.

He is remembered as an amazing man who worked hard, cared deeply, and always gave his best for the people in his life. He will be greatly missed.

Thank you to the staff at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for providing him with excellent care.

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