Cecilia passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side at Seaforth Manor Nursing Home on Christmas morning, December 25th, 2016. Born March 13, 1926, Cecilia Agnes (nee Eckert) Ryan, in her 91st year.
Beloved wife of the late Clarence Ryan for 42 years who predeceased Cecilia in 1989. Loving mother of Margaret Ryan-MacRae, Laura (Les) Ward, Patricia (Jim) Subject, Donnie (Brenda) Ryan, Helen (Brad) Gordon, Gerry (Karen) Ryan, Louise (James Bott) Ryan, MaryJo (John) Nelson and Mark (Debbie) Ryan. Cherished and much loved Grandma of 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by her siblings Theresa Kelly, Rita (Keith) Kelly, Mike Eckert, and sisters-in-law Betty, Marie and Merlin Eckert and Fran Ryan.
Predeceased by her parents John and Louise Eckert, her son-in-law Jade MacRae, great-grandson Johnny Warren, and her siblings Annie, Sister Mary, Sister Margaret, Joe, Johnny, Fred, Jimmy and Jerry.
Before her marriage to Clarence, Cecilia worked as a secretary in Stratford, for transportation she would ride her bicycle to Stratford on Monday morning and stayed at a boarding house during the week and then would ride her bicycle back to Dublin on Friday after work. Cecilia was a lifetime member of the Catholic Women’s League, a member of the St. Columban church choir and the St. Columban news correspondent for the Seaforth Huron Expositor. She was also known for her superior pastry and gravy making skills. Cecilia always, always had homemade cookies on hand for her grandchildren. However, above all else Cecilia was a devoted and much loved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and GG.
Visitation will be held at McGlynn Family Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth, 519-527-1390, on Wednesday, December 28th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (with Parish Prayers and CWL Service at 1:45 p.m.). Mass of Christian Burial led by Fr. Festus Komolafe will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 22 Victoria St., Seaforth, on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at 11 a.m. Private family interment will be held in St. Columban Catholic Cemetery followed by a reception at the Seaforth & District Community Centre.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Columban Cemetery or the St. James Parish Building Fund would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home. Online donations and condolences can be made by visiting Cecilia’s memorial at www.mcglynnfamilyfuneralhome.com
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Cecilia Ryan.source
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