RYAN, Duane Aldon

November 28, 1936 – June 30, 2017


Duane Aldon Ryan went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 30, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 80.  Predeceased by Parents; Daughter Carolyn; Brothers-in-Law: Dave Rederburg, George Rasmuson, Lloyd Hansen and Merlin Skjonsby.   Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ruth; Sons: Barrie (Cindy), Randy, Kevin (Carlene), Conrad (Dayna); Daughters: Sherry (Mark) Thompson, Geraldine Clark, Pamela (Adrian) Prudden; Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren; Sisters: Lauretta Hansen, Berva (Don) McPherson, Jeanette (Everett) Rederburg; Brother-in-Law Raymond (Joyce) Rasmuson; Sisters-in-law: Judy Rasmuson, Ann Skjonsby.  As well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Duane was born on November 28, 1936 in Beaubier Saskatchewan.  He attended teachers college and taught for two years.  He married Ruth after his first year of teaching.  He then went on to work for Shell Canada in Midale, SK for 30 years.  He retired from Shell in 1987 and then consulted in the oilfield for another 20 years. He shared his love of sports with his boys, coaching and playing baseball and hockey.  He enjoyed traveling with his family and visiting with people.  He showed a deep love for his family through his generosity.  He is loved by his family and many friends and will be greatly missed.

A very special thank to the Doctors and Staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Center and the Dulcina Hospice.  You not only made a difference in Duane’s life but in his family as well. Thank you.  Service: Saturday July 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM, Hawkwood Baptist Church, 20 Hawkwood Dr NW, Calgary, AB.  If so desired donations can be made in memory of Duane to the Tom Baker Cancer Center, Calgary, Alberta.



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  1. On 04/07/2017 at 6:59 am Lauretta Said:

    My heart is sad that my brother Duane is no longer with us. He was the best ! So kind to me all my life. He did so many good things to both Lloyd and myself. There are many stories that could be told about our time with him.
    I am so thankful for Ruth for her caring love for him.
    Blessings to her.
    We have the blessed hope of seeing Duane once again in Heaven.

  2. On 04/07/2017 at 11:39 am Tom & Beth Bugg Said:

    Our condolences to Ruth and family for your great loss. Duane was one of my childhood idols. I always enjoyed our visits to the prairie and hoped only that you would have come to Florida for a visit with us. Ruth, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Tom and Beth

  3. On 05/07/2017 at 8:44 pm Wilf & Mariann Skjonsby Said:

    So sorry to hear of Duane’s passing, our deepest sympthy to you Ruth and all your family.

  4. On 06/07/2017 at 8:55 am Mike & Bobbi Benson Said:

    We had a wonderful time with Diane and Ruth 12 years ago enjoying their exceptional hospitality and Duane’s willingness to be our provincial Tour Guide to see family we hadn’t seen in years and younger ones we had never met! He is missed but enjoying indescribable and eternal Peace and Joy!

  5. On 07/07/2017 at 2:29 pm Marve n Carole Ryan Said:

    To Ruth Ryan her children and Duane’s siblings
    Marve and Carole Ryan and family extend our condolences and prayers with love and gratitude of having had such a kind and considerate cousin…… We share your loss today…May God extend His love and care for you always….

  6. On 08/07/2017 at 12:52 pm Darlene Breitenfeld Said:

    I am so sorry to hear the news about cousin Duane. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this sad and difficult time. Darlene

  7. On 10/07/2017 at 6:30 am Krystle Procknow Said:

    To Mrs. Ryan, her children and grandchildren please receive our condolences. Grandpa Ryan was such a wonderful character, always happy, smiling, a strong man with the best values of life and family. My husband Darren Procknow, my parents Aldo and Yolanda Osorio and I will have great memories of him, being so nice and very charismatic with us.

  8. On 10/07/2017 at 9:10 pm Jeannette Rederburg Said:

    To Ruthie, my sister in-law,
    I want to thank her for all the love and energy she extended to raising my nieces and nephews through out her life. Duane was so fortunate to have such a wonderful wife and mother to his kids. Duane. I will miss you, as you were my favourite brother. I will miss you and cherish all the good memories and unconditional love. You will always be in my heart –love you–no more pain–Duane–I will never stop loving you
    Love Your “baby ” sister Jeannette

  9. On 15/07/2017 at 9:10 pm Carolyn Torkelson Clark Said:

    I will never forget the summer of my 12th year, my Grandma Mabel took my brother Greg and I around to visit several of our Canadian Aunties, Uncles & cousins. I remember meeting the family and having a wonderful time! My condolences to you during the difficult time. My Gods loving arms embrace you until you meet again in His presence.
    With Love, Carolyn