Melvin "Mel" Arthur Ryan

Passed 02/17/2023


Obituary For Melvin "Mel" Arthur Ryan

Ryan, Melvin"Mel" Arthur (Oct 14,1933- Feb 17, 2023)

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Mel Ryan(89) on February 17th, 2023 at the VG from Alzheimer's.
Born in Halifax, Mel was the son of the late John and Florence Ryan. He is survived by his wife(Gloria) of 63 years and his son, Derrick(caregiver).
Carpenter by trade, Mel enjoyed many hobbies, playing guitar and the fiddle, building boats, hunting, fishing and gardening.

Mel is survived by his siblings, Grace, Audrey, Mary, Tootsie, Betty, Beverly and Bridget.
He is predeceased by Kenneth, Richard, Amy and Pat.

There will be no visitation or service per Mel's wishes
Cremation has taken place

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  • 02/24/2023

    Uncle Mel: I was saddened to hear this news. My sincerest condolences to the entire family. You will be missed. Give Dad a big hug for me.🙏

  • 02/22/2023

    My dear brother Mel. When you get to heven say hi to you fishing buddy and give my Doug my love. You now are with all our family and the rest of the 14 of us will join you all. My condolences to your family and you will be greatly missed. Love sister tootsie.

  • 02/22/2023

    Gloria and Family: so sorry to hear of Mel's passing. He was a great guy and we spent lots of good times together at tournaments or at the rink playing hockey with the Crawlers. RIP, Mel. We'll miss you.

  • 02/22/2023

    Gloria and family, Sorry to hear of Mel's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincere condolences, Joyce Cormier

  • 02/21/2023

    We will miss you Mel at the family dinners and parties, things won't be the same. You got your wings and are now doing your morning walks along the streets of Glory. Mom loved her boys and most of them are with her now, rejoicing in a much better life. Rest in Peace Brother till we are all together again. Your baby sister, Bridget.

  • 02/21/2023

    Dear gloria and family: We were saddened to read of Mel's passing. Sadly another member of the Port Wallace gang gone. Treasure your many happy memories. thinking of you all.. Dave & Lina (Jollota) Henderson Dave & Lina (Jollota) Henderson

  • 02/21/2023

    Condolences to the Ryan family. I lived at the bottom of the hill in my early teens and since have often had a good chat with Mel when we met in a shop or mall.

  • 02/21/2023

    To Gloria & Family sorry to read of Mel's passing. I played hockey with Mel on the Geritol teams at the Vocational School, Dartmouth. Terry Barro

  • 02/21/2023

    Dear Gloria; I was very sorry to hear of Mel's passing, another one of the old Port Wallis gang is gone, there's only a few of us left. It just seems like yesterday when we would all pile in the back of Mel's old international pickup truck and head for town on some adventure. Those certainly were the good old days. Rest in peace Mel. Tom Bateman

  • 02/21/2023

    I grew up in Port Wallis and knew Mel and family . I want to send my sympathy to the family . I am Karen [Smith ] Doherty from the Lock's Road & Beverley Street .

  • 02/21/2023

    So very sorry to hear of Mel's passing. Growing up in Port Wallace (Wallis) everyone knew everyone. I grew up on Lock's Road with my grandmother, Ella Campbell next to St. Andrew's Church and knew your family. Always a great community. My thoughts are with your family at this time. Sincerely, Sandra (Butler) Oickle

  • 02/21/2023

    Sorry your gone Uncle Mel, hope your in a better place, you were dads best friend.Hope your hunting and fishing together ❤️

  • 02/20/2023

    Dad, while circumstances kept us apart you were always in my heart and that will never change. I love you dearly and miss you greatly. Your daughter, Dawn-Louise Ryan

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