Barry Dayle Rysz

Barry Dayle Rysz

Barry Dayle Rysz died suddenly at his residence in Sicamous on Tuesday, May 17th, 2005 at the age of 34 years. Prayers were recited from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Revelstoke on Sunday evening, May 22nd, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Monday morning, May 23rd with Father Gilles LeBlanc celebrant. Pallbearers were Bernie Rysz, Richard Rysz, James Hannigan, Gord Armstrong, Len Magnus and Ryan Makow. Cremation followed the service.

Barry was born in Golden, B.C. on October 14, 1970. Barry lived in numerous places throughout B.C. during his life. Since September of 2004 he lived in Sicamous, and the three years prior to that in Vanderhoof. Barry’s passion in his early life was hockey. He was a very accomplished goalie who played in the WHL with the Merritt Centennials and Victoria Cougars. After his years of hockey he became an outdoorsman and taught people about hunting, fishing and respecting and enjoying the outdoors. Barry also loved horses and was an active and successful horseman. He also adored children, especially his own and was fabulous with all children. Barry was especially known for his “unique sense of style.”

Barry was predeceased by his grandparents, John and Rose Rysz and his uncle John Rysz. He is survived by his two children, Jordan Rose Rysz and Danny Dayle Rysz, both of Merritt; his parents Terry Rysz (Sharon Gavel) of Sicamous and Terry Ann (Mark) Temrick of Revelstoke; one sister, Karri (James) Hannigan and their children Courtney, Emily and Jamie, all of Vanderhoof; his close friend Christine Stevenson of Victoria; his grandparents Chris and Ross Magnus of Cache Creek; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins as well as his special companion Sebastian the dog.

Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.

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