de Ryk, Edward Paul

de Ryk, Edward Paul

May 30th, 2018

Suddenly on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 in his 43rd year. Beloved husband of Paula. Predeceased by his infant son Salvador (2014). Loving son of Margaret Tavani of Hamilton and Robert and Patricia de Ryk of London. Dear brother of Catherine-Jane (Darren) Arseneau of Whitby and Jennifer (James) Alderson of Bradford. Cherished by his niece and nephew, Caroline and Nathan Arseneau. Predeceased by his step-father Stan Tavani (2018). He is also survived by his stepsister, Melanie (John) Cooper and stepbrother, Joe (Anne) Cooper. Ed will also be deeply missed by his mother and father-in-law, Mariana and Octavio Guerra; brother-in-law, Jose Ignacio (Isabel), sister-in-law, Jimena; niece and nephews, Natalia, Santiago, Rafael and Mariano, as well as his extended family and many friends. He was a long-time supporter of the Divine Mercy Pilgrimage Group, making the 175 km annual walk to the Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland for more than 20 years. Ed was an accomplished artist with an eye for the smallest detail. He enjoyed fishing and camping and keeping up with his nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 2:00–4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. GEORGE PARISH, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery to follow at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in Ed’s memory are asked to consider the London Arts Council or the Arthritis Society. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Please click here to send a donation notification to the family    Order Flowers  

Book of Condolences

ChtisSo sad to hear of Ed's passing. I hung around him for a number of years in the day. Great guy. So funny. Deepest sympathies
Leslie BarbettaEd was loved and admired by our family and I don't want to believe he is gone. He was my little brother too. I always looked forward to a conversation with him and loved that we found the same things funny or annoying or ridiculous. I will hang on to the memory of our last visit and remember Ed's smile. Paula, Ed was so lucky to find a partner in you; it breaks my heart that your journey together has come to a sudden stop. I will forever regret not getting out the dinner invitation sooner. Heaven just got a little more colourful. Love, Leslie Barbetta, Jim & Camille Mancuso Mike, Stacey & Marisa Barbetta
Cory MacDonald So sad to hear of Ed’s passing. We were good friends back in our high school days. My deepest condolences to Ed’s family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Anna ThurstonWords fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. May your memories give you peace and comfort. You and your family are in my prayers.
Corina Van SluytmanMy deepest sympathies to all of Ed's Family & Friends. I remember Ed from High School and he was always up for a laugh and loved to draw. "I'm Tiny Elvis!" Sending you all my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Marilyn and Richard BloreCondolences to all family and friends
Chris Blessed to have shared space with you my brother. Blessed to have had moments of greatness, and to lean on each other when that's all we could do. Your light was bright my friend, and the world is better for having you in it. From Lottas art classes, to skateboarding in many places we shouldn't. I always knew you had my back and I had yours. Big love brother you will never be forgotten.
Murray and Stella SinclairOur hearts are broken. We extend our condolences to Ex's family and friends. Such a creative and gentle soul with such thoughtful ideas is lost to us now, but his artworks bring that energy to light.
Tattrie FamilyOur thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Cherish the memories, they will provide strength!
Mariana and Octavio GuerraRemembering Ed I have to recognize that felt sort of inmediate connection with him, since the first moment we met on the airport on Toronto. I saw an open and cozy man, kind and observant, with a bright and sharp gaze. As we started knowing each other my first impression prevale, complemented with his profound artistic sense, clear stetic appreciation and love for the shape of things, the textures and quality of materials. Capable of seeing the richness of human being on the variety of people that sorround him. There by, in his quality of unique and extraordinary person, stood by our daughter side, enriching her life, making her laugh and feel loved. Thank you Edward, for all that Paula lived at your side. Your mother and father in law.
Bill DolighanTo all of Ed's family I wish to express my deep sorrow on the loss of Eddy. Though I knew him only briefly, we were companions on the pilgrimage to Martyrs'Shrine and though brief, to know him was a privilege and a blessing. Procedamus in Pace! In nomine Christi, Amen.
Alyssa FournierI am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. May God give you strength in this time of need.
Chris Marko & Family Our deepest sympathies to the entire family. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.
Deb PodolinskyI/we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Ed. My heart breaks over your loss as a son, husband to Paula, brother, uncle, son-in-law, and friend. Deb & family
Christopher Pinto & FamilyIt’s not how long a man lives in this world but how deeply he was loved and how big he lived his life. In your moment of grief, remember that he was a kind and incredible man. May all the beautiful memories that you shared together give you comfort and peace at this difficult period. Please accept our sincerest condolences. You will be in our prayers.
Marketa Gibson & FamilyIt’s terrible to hear about your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences to the entire family.
Tim BangerterSo sorry to hear of Ed's passing, my deepest sympathies to his wife and family.
Tom & Cathy VineOur condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you.
Kara YamichWords cannot express the deep sadness that I felt today saying goodbye to my dear friend Ed. Although we did not see each other as often over the last few years, Ed was always there on the other end of the line, or just a text away. His humour, his smile, his kindness, his sensitivity always brought a smile to my face. We had known each other since we were 16 and we shared many great moments together in high school and during his yearlong stay in Montreal. May his tremendous talent in art live on...I know I will forever cherish the numerous paintings, drawings and doodles that I have from him. I am glad that I got to be a part of the ceremony today, it is a day I will never forget. My love goes out to Paula, whose strength during this difficult time was remarkable. Also, my love to Bob, Marg, CJ and did a beautiful job honouring Ed's life. I hope you are comforted by the fact that he is no longer in pain, and up in heaven with his son Salvador. Ed, you will always have a special place in my heart, "There is a light and it never goes out", that is you my friend....Rest in peace xoxo
TiffanySo very sorry to hear of Eddy’s passing, my deepest condolences to his entire family during this very difficult time.
Larry and Louise BondWe were saddened to hear of Edwards passing. You are in Our Thoughts and Prayers.
Bob Pat & familyPlease accept our sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Peter & Marilyn Stemmann
Paul & Irene CheslaTo Eddie's Family, Our thoughts & prayers are with you. the beautiful memories you have of Eddie will keep his spirit alive forever........ Paul & Irene Chesla
Jen LisiI am very saddened by learning about Ed's passing today. He was a big energy in our home during high school. Always over hanging with my brother, always laughing and smiling. Treated me as a friend and not as Franks little sister. May God bless his family and friends during this difficult time. My prayers are with him.
Add Your Condolences