It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of our son Ryan Matthew Bell.
Ryan passed away suddenly June 26, 2020 at the young age of 31. Left to cherish his memory is his mom, Cindy and dad, Jeff (Joanne). He will also be so very missed, by his brother Jake, his Uncle Shawn, step-sister Sadie and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends as well as his great-granny!
Ryan grew up in Riverview, and attended Riverview Elementary, Montrose Elementary and Churchill High School. There he made lasting relations and memories with friends, playing baseball, hockey, jamming, skate-boarding, girl watching . . . and such . . . ! But one of Ryan's greatest passions was MMA. He first started with Tae-Kwon-do at the age of six and then in his teens joined United Boxing and also trained in Jujitsu.
His laugh was contagious and his soul so open. He was so, so many things. He was kind. . He was gentle. A gentle spirit . . . but fiercely loyal to not only the ones he loved and cared for, but also to the under-dog he never met.
Through-out Ryan's late teens and adult years, he battled relentlessly with his mental health, but always striving to stay on the path of enlightenment!
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 19th, 2020 @ 2:00 pm at Pine Ridge Golf Club. Located at the corner of Hwy 213 and Pine Ridge Road. We welcome you to join us in celebrating Ryan's life, but ask that you please email Jake@leadmasonry.ca as we need to confirm numbers and adhere to current COVID-19 health regulations. The Celebration will be held outdoors, so please take note of the weather conditions for the day to be prepared.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation, on Ryan's behalf, to one of the following:
Kidsportcanada.ca/Manitoba or to the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre.
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