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RYCKMAN, Harry Richard
May 2019
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Harry Richard Ryckman Harry died peacefully at the age of 79, surrounded by his family on Wednesday May 29, 2019 after a long battle with cancer He was the loving Husband and Best Friend to Margaret Metcalfe for over 56 years. He was also the Father to Laura (Rod) and Allison (Shaun), Brother to Suzann (Larry) and the devoted Grandpa to Wesley, Liam, Meg and Anna. Harry was an educator with a rewarding career as a teacher, consultant, inspector and superintendent. He was also a lifelong learner who travelled and read, to learn all he could about the world. Many hours of his life were used to create a masterpiece of a garden. Harry made family his top priority, especially his grandchildren, with whom he and Margaret spent time with every week. Although all he wanted was one grandchild to become a left-handed pitcher for the Jays, he settled on teaching them the ins and outs of the game of baseball that he loved. Time with family was always in the forefront, as he made sure that every year the large group of them would head down to Florida and the cottage as a tradition. There are many stories from these important times, some not repeatable, but all are rooted in love and respect. The family will receive friends at the METROPOLITAN UNITED CHURCH, 56 Queen St East, Toronto, ON M5C 2Z3 on Monday, June 3rd from 1 p.m.until the time of the funeral service at Thank 2 p.m. A reception will take place in the church narthex following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Harry may be directed to the "The Palliative Care Unit," in care of The Sunnybrook Foundation 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5. 416-480-4483 or the Metropolitan United Restoration Fund.

Messages of Condolence

Dear Laura and family, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Sheri Mather
Legacy P.S. June 03, 2019
I am thinking about you Laura and also your family during this time. I wish peace and love to you. It can be a challenging time but with f... Read more Susan Stewart
Wismer Public School June 03, 2019
Dear Laura and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending you so much love.
Nina Teixeira
Legacy June 03, 2019
Oh my dear! We all have to face the same path now or later in life. May God grant him heaven. It is hard to lose our parents. I feel it. I... Read more Aisa Amiri
Wismer ps June 03, 2019
So sorry to hear about Harry’s passing. Our sympathies to the family. We worked with Harry at the East York Board of Education. Sharing th... Read more Betty and Aubrey Hicks
Toronto June 02, 2019
Our condolences for your loss, our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family, during this difficult time.
Station 125 A shift
Toronto Fire Services June 02, 2019
Laura, Sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you and your family, as are many here at Wismer (you are well-loved!)
Joanne Pearson
Wismer P.S. May 31, 2019
Dear Laura and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that you are in my prayers.
Anna Chmielnik
Wismer PS May 30, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Michael Kirshenbaum
THORNHILL May 30, 2019
Dear Laura - - many prayers for peace and comfort to you and your family in the days ahead.
Blair Pike
Black Walnut May 30, 2019
Dear Laura and Family. My sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. Thinking of you during this very difficult time.
Tricia Mohammed
Legacy May 30, 2019
Dear Laura and family, Sending heartfelt condolences to you and the family on the transitioning of your father. May his blessed soul tran... Read more Neelam Hirji
Wismer P.S. May 30, 2019
Dear Laura and family, So sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Humera Hashmi
Wismer PS May 30, 2019
Dear Laura and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. Thinking about you and sending lots of love xx
Terusha Naidu
Markham May 30, 2019
So sorry for your loss Laura. My condolences to you, your Mom, Rod and the kids.
David Cherrie
Victoria, BC May 30, 2019
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Sending our condolences and love to you and your family
Steven Kong
Jamaica May 29, 2019
Laura, so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a nice man. I’m sure many people will miss him.
Julie and Ron Christian
Toronto May 29, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad, Laura. I know how close you were. I so wish that I lived closer so I could be at the funeral with ... Read more Robyn Cherrie
Victoria, BC May 29, 2019
Laura and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Ingrid Smith
Wismer PS May 29, 2019
So sorry to hear of this monumental loss. Love and prayers are being sent North.
Lisa Chin
Miami, FL May 29, 2019

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