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In Loving Memory of

Vivian Ryan

1938 - 2021

Obituary of Vivian Ryan

Ryan, Vivian

Passed away peacefully at Monarch Memory Care on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the age of 82. Dearly missed by her husband of 60 years, William “Bill” Ryan, and her loving children; Michael, MaryAnn (Jim Frank), Jason (Blair and her daughter Harper). Vivian is reunited with all her loved ones that have passed before her and survived by all her extended family.

Vivian immigrated to Canada with her family from Malta in 1950, and was extremely proud of her heritage. She took pride in being a Homemaker and raising her children. In 1982 Vivian graduated from the Niagara College Health Care Aide Program and continued her career for 19 years at Sunset Haven. Vivian went above and beyond for her residents and provided so much love and compassion. In her spare time, some of her hobbies included making bird houses, gardening her vegetables and flowers, playing the harmonica or bike riding. One of her most proud moments was writing her own book titled “My Story” which her son Jason helped her type. Her daughter, MaryAnn devoted 4 years after Vivian was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia to provide personal care, adventures, love and respect. Vivian was often described as “the life of the party” and will be remembered as a loving, caring, and giving woman who loved to dance to any music. She loved to make people happy and will be dearly missed by everyone that knew her.

The family would like to send many thanks and love to the extraordinary nurses and staff at Monarch Memory Care. Vivian became a family member to all the staff. The exceptional care and love of our mother will never be forgotten.

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements. As per Vivian’s wishes a cremation has taken place, and a private family mass will take place when it's safe to proceed. The family requests for you to share a dance with your loved ones in her memory. Donations will be accepted at Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) for the purchase of a Memorial Tree to be placed in Niagara Parks, and a resident bench at Monarch Memory Care. Online condolences may be shared on Vivian’s tribute page at

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Tracy Hart
3 years ago

Bill, Jason, MaryAnn and Mike, my heart goes out to you. I’ll always remember Vivian as a remarkable woman. My sincere condolences for your loss, sending you lots of love, Tracy

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Jeanette Pilon & Family
3 years ago

Heartfelt condolences are sent with love to you MaryAnn and to your family from your BFF from Hamilton, Jeanette, and from my family as well. The love and good times you shared with your mom will always be a part of you and of who you are. And you are a very special person. . I’m so proud of you and to be your friend. Our deepest sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love Jeanette & Dave Pilon
Jesse & Jordan
Daniel & Karley

MiMi Rivait
3 years ago

MaryAnn and family. May you find comfort in one another at such a difficult time and the memories remind you MaryAnn of whos daughter you are and will always be. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. xo
MiMi & Gord

Sharon Marotta
3 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Vivian’s family. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. I worked with Vivian at Sunset Haven and we worked a lot of shifts together.. she was always happy.. I’m fortunate to have known her. I’m sure she will be greatly missed.

Lynda Lemp
3 years ago

May you rest your sorrows on the wings of an angel and fill your heart with beautiful memories. Sending you lots of love and hugs.

Philip Ciantar
3 years ago

Our heart felt condolences to my Uncle Bill and Cousin’s, Michael, Maryann and Jason. There is one word that completely describes my Aunt Vivian, it’s “SPECIAL”. If you knew her in your life then you were truly blessed.
Sincerely Phil & Erminia
Donation was made to CAMH in memory of Vivian

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Kelly Karius
3 years ago

Deepest sympathy and blessings to my “Sis” MaryAnn, my brother Jimmy, and Bill, Michael and Jason: May your shared love and special memories give you comfort…. no doubt Viv is dancing up a storm with a twinkle in her eyes as she watches over you from above.
Love, Kelly

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Joe Ruicci
3 years ago

JR….so sorry to hear the sad news of your mothers passing…..I did not know her but she had to be quite a lady to raise a son like you. My deepest condolences to you and your whole family. I am sure she will be greatly missed.


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