Ryan Gregory Allan Ross
Obituary for Ryan Gregory Allan Ross
With overwhelming sadness we announce that our beloved son Ryan passed away on September 21, 2018 after suffering a massive stroke while in hospital with recent complicated, serious health conditions.
Born in Halifax, Ryan was the son of Greg and Kathryn (Onysko) Ross, and dear brother to Andrew and sister-inlaw, Katherine.
Ryan has, at last, been released from his heavy burdens of chronic illnesses, unrelenting pain, and circumstances beyond his control, although not in the way we advocated and hoped for during his challenging life.
From an early age, Ryan suffered from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and valvular heart disease, which were complicated later by addiction, and several mental illnesses. Ryan deserved so much more from life than the hand he was dealt.
Despite his tremendous suffering, Ryan had a kind and caring heart, befriended those in need, and loved animals, especially his beloved cats.
Ryan was born in Halifax, NS. He attended Tower Road School, Le Marchant St Thomas School, Cornwallis Jr. High, and Queen Elizabeth High School. He further advanced his education, achieving exceptional knowledge, from continuous self-directed study and life experiences.
Ryan was a creative and gifted artist, chef, cartoonist, writer, historian, critic, humourist and collector. His current hobby researching historic memorabilia brought some joy and focus to his life.
We invite you to a celebration of Ryan’s life at St. Agnes Church, 6903 Mumford Road, Halifax, NS, on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Funeral Mass will be held at 4 pm, followed by a Visitation and Reception from 5 to 7 pm
The family is sincerely grateful to those who have assisted with Ryan’s health care, especially Dr. Gregory C. Archibald, his primary care physican for over 16 years. Most recently, thank you to the physicians and staff of Dartmouth General Hospital Departments of Emergency, Cardiology, Neurology, Internal Medicine and 4W Nursing unit (Dr. Mercer), as well physicians and staff of QEII Halifax Infirmary Departments of Emergency, Neurology (Dr. Stephen Phillips) and 7W Nursing unit.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ryan’s memory are gratefully directed to: NS Arthritis Society, Laing House, NS Heart and Stroke Foundation, Halifax Cat Rescue Society or charity of your choice.
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