Ryan McNary

Obituary of Ryan Bond McNary

Ryan Bond McNary

(September 28, 1983 - September 17, 2023)


Ryan was born September 28th, 1983 in Camrose, Alberta to Ian McNary and Eileen Hartman, with his sister Robin the family resided on the McNary farm. 

Ryan spent many days as a young child on the family farm helping his dad milk cows, feeding animals and riding with his Grandpa Walter McNary on the tractor. Time was spent playing with cousins in the pig pens, fields and hay bales, exploring the buildings and developing his love for animals and nature. 

The farm was a favorite place for Ryan and he returned there often throughout his life to spend time with family and friends.  

As time went on, Ryan welcomed three brothers into his life Brad Poyser, Louchlyn Fraser and Jacob Fraser. 

Ryan moved to Sedgewick for a short time with his mom Eileen Hartman and Marvin Poyser, along with Robin and Brad where they enjoyed the small-town lifestyle. 

After a few years he joined his dad, Ian McNary, Valerie McNary, Jacob, and Louchlyn initially in Olds, AB. The family moved from Olds AB, to Fort Saint John BC, and settled in Grand Prairie, AB where Ryan spent most of his teenage years living on the acreage enjoying sledding, motorcycles, and country living.

Ryan’s passions growing up were his dogs and sports. He brought several dogs home, the special ones included, Sid, Penny, Bo, and Shelby. He played several sports but excelled in hockey. As a young adult Ryan loved fishing, snowboarding, weightlifting, traveling and generally being outdoors. 

Ryan was very mechanically inclined, loved working on vehicles and tried his hand at carpentry. At 18 Ryan obtained his Class 1 Drivers License and worked Transport and Oilfield jobs the majority of his career. This is where he excelled. He had innovative ideas and designs that were implemented by the companies he worked for. 

Falling ill to addiction Ryan did not navigate an easy path and this resulted in much adversity. He unfortunately lost his battle with this disease leaving behind to cherish his memories are his parents Ian and Valerie McNary, along with, Eileen Hartman and Marvin Poyser; siblings Robin (Rick), Brad, Jacob (Jada), Louchlyn (Samantha); grandmothers Myrtle McNary, and Hilda Hartman; as well as, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfathers Walter McNary, and Bert Hartman; and close friend Bobby-Joe Brown.

A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 28, 2023 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel, 4817 - 51 Avenue Camrose, celebrated by Rev. Brian Hunter. 

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Ryan's memory may be made to the Rosenroll Cemetery in Bittern Lake.


Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Burgar Memorial Chapel
4817 - 51 Avenue
Camrose, Alberta, Canada
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