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Laura Ryan

June 25, 1973 - February 26, 2018


On Monday, February 26, 2018, Laura Kathleen Ryan of Osoyoos passed away suddenly at her home at the age of 44 years. She was born June 25, 1973 in North York, ON.

Laura will be fondly remembered by her loving family including husband Matthew Sanderson; sons Tyson Ryan, Matthew Sanderson (6) and Cruz Sanderson (4); step-daughter Myla Sanderson (10); mom Vietta (Vie) and dad Garry Gunderson; sister Arlene (Charles) Yargeau; nephews Joshua and Jacob Yargeau; niece Alissa Yargeau; Laura’s biological father Patrick Mara as well as many extended family and friends.

Laura was a self-employed hairdresser and was known as “the lady with the flying scissors”. She delighted in cooking, baking, crafts, helping with the cooking club for children in Osoyoos and camping with her husband and children. Over the years she enjoyed trips to Disneyland, Ontario, Hawaii, Alberta, Saskatchewan.

Laura loved her children more than anything in the world. She was always smiling, cheerful energetic, sensitive empathetic and knew so many people. Laura was kind and generous and could never say no to anyone who needed help. She loved and cared for her mum and dad almost every day. Laura was very bright and excelled at everything she tried.

A celebration of Laura’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday March 31, 2018 at the Sonora Centre, 8505 – 68th Avenue, Osoyoos, BC.

Donations are gratefully accepted for: Sanderson Family, c/o the Osoyoos Credit Union.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Arlene Ferguson
Relation: Friend

Beautiful lady. Who is going to be sadly missed. Your smile will be forever in our hearts. Words alone cannot express my sadness for the family.

From: Betty Thomson-Smith
Relation: Friend

You were such a sweetheart Laura💞. You enriched so many lives. Rest In Peace beautiful soul.

From: Warren scherk
Relation: I new lauLa

I am very sorry passing of very wonderful person Laura you what to soon you will be missed

From: Cathy Martins
Relation: Friend

Thinking of all of you during this very difficult time Matt, Tyson, Mathew Jr. and Cruz. There are no words to express how sorry I am after hearing of Laura’s passing. She will be missed by all of those who knew and loved her. Her spirit will live on in all of her boys whom she loved so so much. She was a beautiful person inside and out. So kind and caring and so comforting to all. I remember sitting in her chair at her salon on Main street and being able to share anything with her and knew that she would never judge me. I will forever miss her welcoming smile and her beautiful laugh. Gone way too soon but never forgotten. Think of all of your wonderful moments and cherish them forever. We were all blessed to know her. She will always be in your hearts. My deepest condolences to all of you. Thoughts and Prayers. xoxo

From: Kim Chrystal. Chuck Beaudoin
Relation: Wonderful friend,soul sister,and primo hairdresser

Laura…you will always be close to my heart. I’m so fortunate, that Chuck and I got to see you recently and had our good talks and laughs. My love goes out to Matt ,the boys, and your parents..Gary and Vie❣️ You will never be forgotten…may you rest in paradise ♥️

From: Stacy Little
Relation: Extended family and friend

Laura was a beautiful person both inside and out. She was my grand daughters step mum, she was my friend and she was my hairdresser. She is so fondly remembered and will always remain in my heart. Thank you to Lauras parents who raised such a kind and gentle soul… so many of us appreciate her time on earth with us. RIP Laura Mara Ryan.

From: Bruce and Cathy Oram
Relation: Friend

Our thoughts and prayers to all the family. Laura will always remain in your hearts. Bo and Cathy

From: Nadine Duperron
Relation: Friend

Life will not be the same without your winning smile, infectious laugh, your selfless kindness to others and your incredible talents. I will miss you so much. All my love to your family.

From: Dolores Bensch
Relation: Friend

My deepest sympathies on your loss Laura was an absolute Love

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
March 31, 2018
Beginning at 1:00pm

Osoyoos Sonora Centre
8505 - 68th Avenue
Osoyoos, BC Canada

A celebration of Laura’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday March 31, 2018 at the Sonora Centre, 8505 – 68th Avenue, Osoyoos, BC.

8505 - 68th Avenue
Osoyoos, BC Canada

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Donations are gratefully accepted for: Sanderson Family, c/o the Osoyoos Credit Union.

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