September 12, 1940 – April 15, 2021
John Francis Ryan of Vernon, British Columbia died peacefully on April 15, 2021 at the age of 80. He was born on September 12, 1940, to John and Mary Ryan in Toronto, Ontario. He grew up the eldest of 5 children. After WW2, his family moved to Vernon and then to Kelowna, B.C. until 1949, when the family moved to Nelson, B.C. where John grew up and attended school.
John married his first wife Pearl Fulkco in 1961 and continued to reside in Nelson until 1965, when they moved to Quesnel and later Prince George, B.C. John and Pearl had 3 children together: Tracy, John, and Christine.
After they divorced John married Faye Weir in 2001, who already had 2 children of her own, Tracy and Garrett.
John was a Financial Advisor for CIBC Wood Gundy and its predecessor companies in Prince George, B.C. for 37 years, and during that time he won numerous awards. He retired as their Manager in 2006, when he and Faye moved to Vernon, B.C. John was also the majority owner of Uniglobe Sunburst Travel in Prince George from 1981 until his death.
John lived a full and active life, travelling the world. He visited over 100 countries either on his own, with Faye, his siblings, or his children. He was also an adventurer, hiking the Chilkoot Trail in 2000, Mt. Whitney in 2001, to the base camp of Mount Everest in 2003, Mount Kilimanjaro in 2004 and he climbed down the Grand Canyon and back up with his son in 2010 as well as many hikes to Mount Robson. For the past fifteen years he and Faye enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona and a few weeks each year in Maui.
He enjoyed golfing, photography, fishing, and investing in the stock market. He was an avid reader with an excellent library in his home.
John is predeceased by his parents John and Mary, his brother Larry, his sister Sue, and his granddaughter Sianna.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, 5 children and their spouses, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, his brother Ted Ryan (Carol) and sister Kay Schweitzer (Wayne).
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home,
Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com
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