Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Celebration of Life for Ken Ryall

PQRTA member, Ken Ryall, passed away, suddenly, in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Ken was a long-time musician in the Nanaimo area. He played in small and large groups, since coming to Nanaimo, in 1963. His favourite instrument was the clarinet but he also played the saxophone. Ken was a music teacher in Parksville/Qualicum School District for many years, where he taught band and elementary music from K-7.

Ken  was a member of the K-40 club and Elks Lodge.

Ken was born in Duncan and lived in Victoria and Nelson before coming to Nanaimo. He will be deeply missed by his wife Glenda, daughter Christine Calvin, and his grandchildren Brian and Catherine Calvin, as well as his brother Alan in Toronto.

A celebration of Ken's life will be held at the Costin Hall in Lantzville on January 17, 2015 from 2pm-5pm. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.