George Snell Ryder passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side, on Monday, October 10th, 2022. Age 95 years.
Beloved husband of the late Lois. Loving father of Janis; the late David; Heather and her husband Steve Hart; Melodie and her husband Paul Woods; Mark and his wife Elizabeth; Shawna and her husband Don Hood; Michael and his wife Jane; and Lyndsey and her husband Paul Stevenato. Dear grandfather of Sarah, Ben (Kathryn) and the late Melanie; Nate (Chelsea), Adam (Angela), and Luke (Kari); Savannah; Dana (Todd), Taryn, and Landon (Heidi); Joel and Naomi; Jasmine (Stephen), Megan (Jonathan) and Jenna. Lovingly remembered by his great grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Tom, Alicia Nesbitt, Neil, and Barbara Goldsmith. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family and many friends.
Resting at the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound, where family will receive friends on Friday, October 14th, between the hours of 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
A Celebration of George's Life will take place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 15th, at 2:00 P.M., followed by a reception. Friends will be received prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Service will be livestreamed: St. Andrew's YouTube Channel
Private family interment Hillcrest Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada mafc.org/, ShareWord Global (formerly Gideons) sharewordglobal.com/ca/, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Dear Ryder Family
So sorry to read of George's passing. He will now be reaping the benefits of many years of faithful service.
My thoughts are with you.
My deepest condolences to your Family…Another pillar of our old Nobel community is gone…your Dad and I have had many chats over the years, esp reminiscing stories of my Mom….-Patty (Whittaker) Forbes
Sorry for your loss always enjoyed chats with him at Tim Hortons at the mall-Frank Stallard
We were so sorry to hear the news, he was such a good friend of my Dad’s for over 50 years. Now the 3:00 meeting can resume in heaven. Our family is thinking of, and praying for you.-The Hilts
Lyndsey, So sorry to hear about your father, know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.-Mark Cameron
Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies go out to the entire Ryder family over the recent passing of your father - George. He is no longer suffering, and is now re-united with your mother - Lois. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time.
Love, Alex and Dorothy MacNaughtan
We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.
Mike and Tina
Dear Janis & Ryder Family;
We are so, so sorry to hear of George's passing. His sense of humour, his infectious smile, his ability to see only the "good" in the world made him such a joy & a pleasure to spend time with. He was so proud, and yet so humble at the same time. We had many visits to George's home on the Bay where he had on display his love for Lois. And we had many visits to his newer home up the road, where he discussed with us his love of God and most important, his love of his family & friends. We will miss his laugh, his smile, his words of wisdom and especially his way of making one feel, having just spent time with him, his love of life. May he rest in peace and may you know both Bingmay & I loved him, as a friend and as a neighbour.
Jeff & Bingmay
Dear Ryder Family,
I will deeply miss my dear friend and coffee buddy, George. We met many afternoons at the Parry Sound Mall where I would climb into his truck with him and we would sit and chat. We shared a common faith in Jesus Christ and a burden that people would find the Lord as their Saviour. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you all and pray the Lord will bring comfort and peace to you during this difficult time. I look forward to seeing George in heaven.
Sincerely, Gordon Martin
Our condolences to the Ryder family. George leaves quite a legacy.-Joel & Leena Kennedy
It was a pleasure to meet George when we bought our place next door and built our cottage quite a few years back . George always had a warm smile and good conversation . He was a busy man and seemed to live life to the fullest . We want to send our sincere condolences to his family and friends . RIP George! I’m sure you will be flying your plane around heaven ❤️Affectionally Frank and Lidia genovese-Frank Genovese
Your dad was a giant of a man, a faithfull servant of his god, a loving husband and father, and now he rests in comfort. Audrey & Doug-Audrey Harris Young
Our Hearts go out to all of the Ryder family. In a conversation with Janis, My husband and I felt that in so many ways your precious Dad belonged to all of us on Ryder Dr. We held him in great esteem. He was so incredibly generous with his time, kind spirited and had the most wonderful sense of humour. He shared his land with us to enjoy all the beauty of nature. We will miss chats as he always stopped the (white pickup) to say a few words. Always with a smile and a glint in his eye. We will miss him. You gave him the greatest gift to die at home surrounded by nature, beauty and the family that he loved. We wish you peace and blessings and the joy in memories of a life so unselfishly lived. Nancy and Bob Wallace-Nancy & Bob Wallace
Dear Ryder family, We send hugs and prayers to you as you grieve. Your dad blessed our lives from early days at St Andrew's to recently when he shared lunch with us at Janis' place. It's a sad day when you have to say goodbye to your dad. Nobody else holds that kind of steadying place in our lives. Praying for a wonderful service today to honour him and say goodbye. Warmly, Jon and Marilyn (Richmond) Fuller-Marilyn & Jon Fuller
Our sympathy to all the large extended Ryder family. George had a wonderful full and active life; we were happy to have known him. Sympathies to you all in your loss. Pat and Richard Poole-Pat and Richard Poole
Dear Ryder family
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of George.
I met George and Lois first at their house on the bay in August 2nd 1997when they hosted a wonderful luncheon for The Friends house & garden tour fundraiser.
I was volunteer chair of the fundraising committee. This fun event and many other events, myself and many other volunteers worked very hard for and raised very good money for the Friends in Parry Sound.
When Lois was an outstanding executive Director. Those were fun and happy days.
The good old days with a fantastic volunteer team including Lois and her parents and many others with lots of money donated by our entire community.
Rest peaceful George.
My deepest sympathies to the family.
I have many warm thoughts of your mom & dad and it will seem strange but seeing the white truck go down the highway, close to 3 every day. There will be a wonderful reunion in heaven and I’m sure he’s telling airplane stories with dad and Laverne. 😊 ✈️.
I will always remember Mr. Ryder, from my St. Andrews Presbyterian church, Sigma C days. I saw a really wise man, a true mentor, someone I could look up to.
My heart goes out to his children, and extended family.-William (Billy) Pollard
To Our cousins,
I was saddened to hear of the news of your father. Alex passed on the information about him. Even though I haven’t seen him for many years I remember his voice well, and he was a lovely man with a huge smile I remember his laugh and times visiting Gramps and Grandmac MacNaughtan especially when he was across from their house . There were special times coming to your beautiful old house when we were visiting. We were young. He had a life well lived. Thinking of you all.
Nino, Sarah (MacNaughtan) Curcione and family.
I came to know about George’s passing recently. I am very sad to hear that. He was a pillar of the community when I lived there. My condolences to all family members. Our children Roy and Ruby joins me in prayer for the departed soul.-John Philip