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Robert Ryan Spence

Date of Death: April 18, 2019



FEBRUARY 8, 1972 – APRIL 18, 2019

Heartbroken and with devastation, we announce the sudden and totally unexpected passing of our beloved son, brother, uncle & friend, Ryan Spence, from Coronary Artery Disease, at Ymir, BC.

Ryan is survived and will be forever missed by parents, Bob & Alice Spence, Brother, Jeff (Kathy)Winnipeg, Sister, Kelly (Adam) St. Albert, AB. Ryan had a very special bond with his nephews and nieces: Bowan, Sydonie, Kaden, Sam & Liv. Also, mourning his loss is his soul mate, Sara Vickery (Powell River, B.C.) and special friend, Alma (Mazatlan).

Ryan was born in Gillam, MB. February 8, 1972. He had his schooling in The Pas, where he still has lifelong friends. He was an avid hockey player growing up. Music was always an important part of his life and he still had the Takamini acoustic guitar that he received for his 16th birthday. Ryan lived 14 years in the Kootenay Mountains at Ymir, BC. and attended the Nelson School of Music during this time. Here Ryan made even more lifelong friends. It was said that wherever Ryan went, he became a “local”! We were very proud of him when he attained his Carpenter Designation and he built or worked on many homes/buildings in this area. Ryan then lived and worked in Powell River, B.C.

Ryan’s next adventure was to go to Mexico to “Teach English as a Second Language”. He spent some time teaching English in an orphanage as a volunteer and was quite proud of becoming fluent in Spanish.

Visitation/viewing was held April 25 at Thompson Funeral Services in Nelson, BC. A celebration of life was held April 26 in Ymir, BC. A VERY SPECIAL thank you to ALL of Ryan’s friends who supported the family during this time, as well as our friends and family here in MB.


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A VERY SPECIAL thank you to ALL of Ryan’s friends who supported the family during this time, as well as our friends and family here in MB.

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