Mary Ryan

Obituary of Mary Ryan

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Ann Ryan (nee MacDonald), announces her passing on Friday, July 30, 2021 at the age of 87 years.

Born in Glace Bay on December 9, 1933, she was a daughter of Ernest Nicholas and Rose (Jamieson) MacDonald.  

She met and married her husband Louis “Buddy” Ryan and both lived out most of their married life in Westville.  Together they raised their family and made great memories.  

She will always be remembered as a gentle, caring, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who cherished spending her time with her family.  Mary had a passion for being a part of family events such as washer toss, camping, dancing, Christmas and many more.  

Mary is survived by her children William “Bill” Ryan (Stephanie); Roseann Dale (Roy); Nancy Way (Devin);  Steven Ryan (Latishia); daughter-in-law Janet Bright; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren; and brother Wayne “Butch” MacDonald.  

She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years Louis Anthony “Buddy” Ryan; son Robert “Bobby” Ryan;  infant daughter Susan Louise Ryan; along with two infant sisters.  

Due to NS Covid restrictions, there will be no visitations and a private funeral service will take place (invitation only) with Father Peter MacDonald officiating.  The service will be streamed live to the public and may be watched by clocking this link:

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