Joseph Patrick Ryan

15-Oct-1963 - 12-May-2021

Obituary Overview

In Loving Memory


It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Joseph Patrick Ryan on May 12, 2021 in his 58th year. Loving husband to Frances for 27 years and loving father to Hunter. Cherished brother to Kelly Ryan-Mclean and Peter Ryan (Brenda). Uncle to Kerri-Ann Mclean and Owen Ryan. Predeceased by his mother Patricia Ryan, his brother Paul Ryan and his father Patrick Ryan. Son-in-law to Frank and Anna Nero. Brother-in-law to Vince Nero (Barb) and Michael Nero. He will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Joe enjoyed golfing, biking, reading and could be seen on his daily walks to McDonalds with his wife Frances to grab a coffee. Joe enjoyed traveling and experiencing new adventures. Joe worked for CBSA for over 30 years and was a member of the Honour guard. Joe was a coach for many years with the Greater Fort Erie Minor Hockey and Soccer association.  He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. We will miss your laughter, your sense of humour, smiles, and great story telling. Donations can be made to CAMH (The Centre for Addictions and Mental Health) or Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention.  

Private family arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasantview Funeral Home, FONTHILL (905-892-1699). Cremation has taken place and due to Covid 19 restrictions, the celebration of life will be held at a later date. Please share your condolences, photos and memories through the Guestbook link above.

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Mélinda Wright | 10-Sep-2021


As tomorrow approaches, I can only imagine how difficult the last few months have been. To the Ryan family, you are in my thoughts and I will be with you tomorrow remembering and celebrating the light that Joe gave to all who knew him.

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Posted by Tamara Lopez | 16-Jun-2021


Joe it was such a pleasure working with you and getting to know you through the Joint Learning Program. We had many laughs while in Ottawa and delivering sessions together in Toronto and across the province. And you still remind me of Martin Sheen. I will miss your laugh and exuberance with everything that you put your mind too. The world lost a beautiful soul; my deepest condolences goes out to the Ryan family during the difficult time.

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