Jim Ryan lived his life with passion and humour, a great strength and dignity. He loved his family, and was dedicated to his community, where he will be greatly missed for his work with community and school bands.
Jim was born in Chilliwack and passed away in Terrace on March 30, 2004, after a lengthy illness.
Jim is survived by his children, Nora (Bruce), Andrea (Lloyd), Terrilyn (Mel), Jim (Julie), and Holly (Joe); nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Betty, Corinne and Frances; and his brother Edward.
He was predeceased by his parents, Edwin and Nora Ryan; his wife Shirley; his sisters, Dorothy, Nora, Margaret, and Hazel; and granddaughter Hannah.
Funeral services were held in Terrace on April 4, 2004.