Kathleen Ryan Obituary
In Loving Memory of

Kathleen Elizabeth Anne Ryan (Liz)


Obituary of Kathleen Elizabeth Anne Ryan (Liz)

Passed away suddenly and tragically on July 3, 2022. For thirty years, Liz was a dedicated teacher with DSBN. In her retirement, Liz enjoyed keeping in contact with her former students through Facebook.

Liz is predeceased by her parents John & Jennie, and by her brother Stephen. She is survived by her sister Patricia Somerville (Dave) and her sister-in-law Cheryl Ryan. Liz is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Liz’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Donations to Pathstone or the SPCA of Niagara would be appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133).

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Donna J McKelvy
1 year ago

I was heartbroken to learn the news that my canadian buddy was tragically taken from this world. I will always miss her and remember all the good times we spent just laughing when the world was not such a bad place. May she find peace in God’s heaven.

Suanne Hawkins
1 year ago

Condolences to the family. Ms Ryan was a great teacher and mentor. She will be missed.

Mandy De Amicis
1 year ago

I was very saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Miss Ryan. She was an amazing teacher, showing dedication and passion. My deepest condolences.

May Reid
1 year ago

My deepest sympathy to your family.
Liz will be missed many people from all walks of life. She was always a good friend .

1 year ago

Miss Ryan was my teacher at James Morden. Excellent teacher, very sorry to hear of her passing. Condolences to her family.

Debbie Quaranta
1 year ago

Sorry to hear the passing of Miss Ryan she was my teacher at Princess Margaret ..She was one of my favourites..May she rest in peace

Wendy Bauer
1 year ago

Deepest condolence Pat and family so very sorry of Liz tragic death may she Rest In Peace

Debbie Willick
1 year ago

Im so sorry to learn of Liz’s passing. Life just isn’t fair. May she rest in peace and join the rest of her family and friends that have gone before her. ❤️

Jim and Jo-Anne (Evans) Arnold
1 year ago

Our condolences to all! I did not know Liz, but I did know her parents and sister, Patricia (Patsy) while growing up in Chippawa. May Liz Rest In Peace……🙏🙏😥😥

Marie Stokes
1 year ago

Sincere condolences to the Family. May the love and support of friends and family help you through this difficult time.
I remember Miss Ryan as a great gym teacher in Princess Margaret. Always pushing you to be the best that you could be and helping you realize your potential. I was so saddened to hear of her tragic passing.

Barb Brown
1 year ago

Miss Ryan was my Phys Ed teacher at Princess Margaret. Tough and very fair. One of, if not the best teachers I ever had. After my university yrs away, I returned to Niagara and she played on my ball teams for years. She remained a friend and mentor throughout my teaching career and beyond. Truly heartbreaking 💔 to hear of this tragedy. RIP Miss Ryan; you will never ever be forgotten. Condolences to her family and friends

Larissa Wall
1 year ago

Ms. Ryan was my teacher at James Morden, she really cared about her students and was a great role model. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

Lou Ridgeway
1 year ago

Rest In Peace Liz
You will be remembered lovingly as your life entwined with many more than just your student. Liz embraced her Harley with so much passion and enthusiasm it spilled over to the Divas and the girls she remained in touch with . She loved her dogs OB and Jack. She was a fiercely good friend who helped and felt deeply for the people she cared about. Liz, you left me with a CD to play for you “one last time “
I’m so very sorry it never happened….

Rachel Jose
1 year ago

Sending my heartfelt condolences to Ms. Ryans family
Ms.Ryan was my gym teacher at PM …
Pushed us to be the best we could be … Never forget her

Joyce Morocco
1 year ago

Miss Ryan was one of my teachers at Princes Margaret. She was a great mentor. Extremely sad to hear of her tragic death. My deepest sympathy.

Rhonda McLean
1 year ago

Miss Ryan was my gym teacher at Princess Margaret. So sorry to hear of this tragic loss.

Sarah Clark
1 year ago

I was so sorry to hear of the tragic passing of Liz Ryan. She taught me gym in grade 7 at Princess Margaret. She was a great teacher and a wonderful person. I remember her always being so kind and helpful

Jarred Dunn
1 year ago

Thank you, Liz, for a friendship that felt like family and stood the test of time. I’ll always remember you as the teacher who took the time to get things done right and demanded nothing less than a disciplined work ethic. Rest peacefully, my dear friend, you’ll be sorely missed.

bowden kathy
1 year ago

My condolences 🙏 to your family and friends

Terrie Menzies
1 year ago

Condolences to family and friends ! I have many of fond memories of Liz and our “Chrome Diva” days and our Harleys. Liz will forever be remembered as bringing joy and smiles to our family dinner table! Especially one certain Easter dinner that we often speak of and will fondly remember! Rest in Grace Liz

K.A. Vormittag
1 year ago

Harley Davidson,Teacher, Friend, ride high in the sky

Bill and Layne Main
1 year ago

Liz(Miss Ryan) was my grade 7 and 8 gym and English teacher. She was a good teacher and I probably wouldn’t have gotten into sports if not for her. A group of us would stay after school to listen to the Beatles and play cards. Those were 2 great years of school. To her family, I’m so very sorry to hear of her sudden passing. It’s so unfair. Hoping she has left you with many great memories to reflect upon.

1 year ago

Please accept our deepest condolences on the recent passing of our colleague Liz. She touched the lives of many young people in our city and she is remembered with fondness. Sincerely RTO/ERO Retired Teachers of Ontario

Janice Makepeace
1 year ago

She was one of the best teachers that my daughters ever had. She was tough when needed, but only because she cared about her students. What a wonderful person, and a very tragic loss. So sorry for your loss.

Gail Griffiths
1 year ago

I am deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Liz. I taught with her at James Morden school for several years. She was a dedicated, hard working teacher and a good colleague. We shared many a laugh after school. I am so sorry for your loss.


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