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Ryan Tapp
  • 28 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 17, 1986
  • Date of passing: Mar 8, 2015
Let the Shining Brilliance of Ryan be with you forever!!

Ryan lived everyday of his life like it is was his last..... Look to the sky and he will always be there as a shining star to guide you through, with his huge heart, incredible smile and positive nature. 

This memorial website was created in memory of that brilliant star - Ryan Tapp!! We will remember him all in our own ways but one thing is for sure, we will all be better people because of him!

Please leave your thoughts, stories, videos, audios and a little piece of your heart for family and friends to remember!!


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Juanita (Sally) Henry on 8th March 2016

"I smiled just the other day remembering you. Our hike into the rain forest and that morning at the river made me diving into the water...that carefree spirit.  Such a sweet soul.  You will never be forgotten....continue to rest in peace love."

This tribute was added by Matthew Crich on 8th March 2016

"Ryan, we never got the opportunity to meet.  However based on your family and their values and beliefs, I know you must have been an amazing young man.  Your spirit shines brightly ever minute of every day.


Matthew Crich"

This tribute was added by Sharron Crich on 8th March 2016

"You are always in my heart Ryan. I love you now and forevermore."

This tribute was added by Kathy Cleary on 27th March 2015

"Cheryl, this is such sad news and heartache for you and your family. We are thinking of you and are at your service for any assistance we can offer. Hugs and love from our family to yours."

This tribute was added by Cathy Hume on 27th March 2015

"Cheryl and Family,
My heart is just broken for you all, Stephen and I send all our love to you all.  We are thinking of you often and share in your grief during this difficult time. Much love to you all. The Hume's"

This tribute was added by Sadhana Kalyankar on 27th March 2015

"Dear Cheryl
I have not met Ryan but from what I heard from you, he sure was a wonderful person and is missed by many. We send our prayers to give you strength in facing this difficult time. RIP Ryan"

This tribute was added by yoann geneste on 22nd March 2015


We met shortly after i got to nelson... I can proudly say that i've known you.

You inspired me as much as you inspired so many people... I remember one time you asked me out of the blue if i could give you an idea for an invention or something so we could make big money with it.... you caugh me offgard and got me thinking... i have to admit i havent stop processing ideas since...
This is your power... you thrived and helped people thriving with you....

You were too talented for this world that's why he called you back to his side so you can help him make this plane a better place from the one you are now

Living in our hearts        
I am Ryan Tapp"

This tribute was added by Anna Broadhurst on 20th March 2015

"Ryan, even though you and I haven't spoken in so many years, the news of your earthly passing threw me to my knees today.  I remember your smile, your passion for life, and above all else, your desire to simply be!  I know you will watch over your family and friends as you always have and you will never truly be gone because no one could ever forget you.....NEVER.
My sincerest condolences to Cheryl, Randy, Niki, and Sharai......I am truly sorry for the loss of such a powerful light in this world.  May you take heart in knowing his spirit will guide you always......I am so very, very sorry"

This tribute was added by myriam mailhot on 17th March 2015

"Sending love and courage to the family and friends of Ryan. “Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”... - We shall all be better at it cause of you Ryan!"

This tribute was added by Laura Grier on 17th March 2015

""Dear Cheryl & Sha, my heart is heavy for your loss.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  I am so very sorry for the loss of Ryan.  May your love and memories of him and the spirit of who he was give you some peace & comfort.""

This tribute was added by Lynda Pelletier on 16th March 2015

"I remember Ryan as a little freckle faced lad, back in the days when he and my daughter Shelby Bay were in elementary School in Wasa BC.. they almost shared the same birthday 10 days apart same year so close in age.....though time has passed and I have not seen him in all the years since he grew up to be successful & accomplished in his short life..Little Ryan as I knew him had a huge heart and was loved by all that met him, he left a room with people smiling and hearts touched, this is how I like to remember the lad I once knew..Ryans passing has left a huge hole in many peoples lives..I was left visably shaken I said a small prayer and cried..., it has been 20years +  since I last saw him or heard him laugh... he might not have been close in my life, but he was one of our own...someone i knew & he was close to my daughter, it hurts me immensely knowing she lost a great friend and a brother and is in such sorrow

RIP Ryan, You are now in the heavens living it large & singing with all the Angels ~ looking down and smiling at us <3
You will be remembered by us for always and ever~

My Deepest Condolences Cheryl & Randy for your loss,

"What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget." - Author Unknown"

This tribute was added by cindy crich on 12th March 2015

"Heartfelt condolences to Ryan's family and friends. Ryan clearly  touched many lives. Holding you close in our hearts and prayers. Sending love, Matthew and Cindy Crich"

This tribute was added by Mary Ann Fielding on 12th March 2015

"Dear Cheryl, I am so sorry for the heartbreaking loss of your beloved son Ryan. So perfect and gone too soon. His magnificent spirit will continue to soar, create and inspire."

This tribute was added by Ricardo Hubbs on 11th March 2015

"You sir, are one of the finest human beings i ever met.  There are no words.  <3"

This tribute was added by Susan Tait on 11th March 2015

"My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I am so sorry for the loss of Ryan a Bright Shining Star!! Who always had a warm smile for me!! Thinking of you all . May his light always shine in your hearts. Hugs"

This tribute was added by Cecil Morrison on 11th March 2015

"Thinking of the family. I got to meet him as a young lad. Sorry for the loss. My kids are hurting too. Take care."

This tribute was added by Kiesa Ellestad on 11th March 2015

"Ryan was one of the first friends I made at Selkirk College and to this day one of the kindest, warmest souls I've ever met. I'm going to miss him a lot and my heart really goes out to his family and all his friends. One of my fondest memories with him, was performing a duet together at school, called "Shy That Way," during performance class. I remember the way his warm voice just completely captivated the whole audience in a way that practically hypnotized them. He stood out from the rest in so many ways, and honestly I can say that his courageous approach to songwriting truly influenced the musician I became. Ryan had such a powerful impact on all the people who were lucky enough to be touched by his friendship, that even if he may be gone in the flesh, he is still so alive in all of us. I am so grateful to have known him. He was taken too soon, but he sure as hell lived life to the fullest. Love you Ryan and see you again, with all my heart, Kiesza xox"

This tribute was added by Patti Proulx on 11th March 2015

"My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Sending strength and love to you Cheryl, Sha and all your family at this tragic loss. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Juanita (Sally) Henry on 10th March 2015

"I had the pleasure of meeting Ryan in 2010 when he spent part of his summer with my family here is St. Lucia.  His first impression was a lasting one….funny, warm, open, helpful, adventurous….just a sweet soul! He lived for the moment…always admired that about him.  Despite his sad passing…I can’t help but remember him and smile..... those great memories.  It was truly a pleasure and privilege knowing you Ryan.  Soar….See you again!

This tribute was added by gloria ward on 10th March 2015

"Cheryl and family my heart goes out to all of you on the loss of Ryan, but cherish all the memories and happy times that you shared in his 28 years, thats what I have done since I lost my daughter, I know she's always here with me as Ryan will be with you and that will help you get through each and every day."

This tribute was added by Sharron Crich on 10th March 2015

"My sweet, sweet Ryan......I will always miss you!"

This tribute was added by Matthew Crich on 10th March 2015

"I never had the pleasure of meeting Ryan.  But I know that he was deeply loved by his close family and dear friends.  My heart aches for everybody whose lives were touched by this young man.  RIP."

This tribute was added by Terri Wexler on 10th March 2015

"My dear Sheryl and Sharon, I'm so so so sorry for your loss. I will hold you all close to my heart and in my thoughts. Please try to care and if there's anything I can do please let me know!!! Love to all,of you.

Terri wexler"

This tribute was added by Alaya K on 10th March 2015

"I would like to send my deepest condolences. There are no words to descibe the hurt you feel when you loss a loved onpe. But I hope these words sound comforting. In the Bible it says this at Job 14:15 "You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands" In the future Jehovah God call all those in the grave out and back to life on earth and He yearns to do so. How happy all will be in the future when they are reunited with their loved ones. If you would like to fine more comforting thoughts plesae go to"

This tribute was added by rhian truth on 10th March 2015

"Hi, I had just been talking with you over the phone before the new year and the last thing we said  was that we would be in touch in the new year.

Although I won't be able to see you in this world, I still know where to find you. In every kind word & where smiles are used to express the connection we feel to the beauty of life.

Ryan Tapp, I will always hold a piece of you in my heart. You were and will continue to be an older brother to me. Your story lives on through my life. Your passion & vision will live on in the work that I do. May you be in eternal bliss, forever loved by those who knew you.

  I want you to know that I always had a good time no matter what we were up to. If we were just heading out to your farm to hangout and work a little it was a blast. If it was a regular office day and I was coming to that awesome little pink building. To find out what kind of job we had for the day with ClearWater. There was always a sense of excitement . I loved meeting all the people you knew and how open you were with your life was so nice. It made me feel like I was apart of your life.

   Our meeting don't even get me going on how we met. Your ideas for the future that you wanted to build for your self and your friends.You want to start a geology company. Your dreams for your farm  "The Why Not Farm" where awesome. I remember one day we were up in the back of your property, me you and Mark De Block checking out your property line. Then out of the blue we started talking about sweet cabins and awesome bike trails and jumps. I always thought you were so cool. You are so cool.

  Anyways now I'm rambling. I'll say hi to Snow White next time I see that beautiful dog of yours. I'll be out to check out your farm to many good memories there. Like that day we spent putting posts in the ground and pulling nails out of boards. The fence me and Mark helped build. Those damn horse shoe nails. I remember the Schmidt shack.  

  Last summer was a blast working with you and ever summer before that. I remember the first summer I worked for you. You trusted me and Tavvi Whickman to go door to work practically all over Nelson handing out fliers and talking up your company. Then last summer three summers latter. Our first big job was to wash all  the windows at Halycon Hotsprings. Man the last three summers I spent the most time with you and Mark.

I recall you me and J going out on his sweet sail thingy. It zipped around on the water real quick. All those breakfasts at Bent Over Fork. That one day you walked into John Ward and sat down with me out of the blue to catch up. It was like we had set up a date without even knowing it. Those were the good times just eating and chatting about our ambition. Oh can't forget when you broke your leg. That was nuts. Remember when we went gun shooting in your Toyota truck. I shoot my first real live gun with you. I could go on and on. Dude you made a huge impact on the last three years of my life. You made the last two years of school and graduation go by easily because I knew I always had a friend, a place to work and a community of awesome people to hangout with.

There was something about you that was inspiring, curious, and mysterious. I'm going to miss you buddy. I always recognized you when I saw you. Ah theres Ryan I wonder what he's up to..

Your friend

Rhian. Raven. Truth."

This tribute was added by Cheri Champagne on 9th March 2015

"A Shining Star Lives On In The Heavens...."

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