John Gerard Ryder July 31, 1931 December 16, 2012 John was born in Northern Ireland on July 30, 1931. He passed away peacefully at UHNBC surrounded by the love of his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his loving children Gerard (Liz), Jim, Brigid, Anthony and Rachael along with their mother Eunice, brother Jim (Carmel), sister Maureen, numerous nieces, nephews and good friends, especially the Nevilles. John was predeceased by his parents James and Mary, sisters Margaret, Leonora, Brigid and brother Joe. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 10:00a.m. at St. Mary's Parish, 1088 Gillett Street. The Ryder family would like to express a heartfelt thanks to the medical team in Emergency at UHNBC and to the exemplary staff in FMU for their care and compassion. A special thank you to all the staff at Simon Fraser Lodge for your tireless love and support of John over the last 8 years. To Dr. Schokking and Dr. Joss, thank you for your wonderful care that you provided for our Dad. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be greatly appreciated. Assman's Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
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Published in The Prince George Citizen on December 19, 2012