ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ryder Sturt, 31 years old, born on September 19, 1989, and passed away on November 28, 2020. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Michele Sturt on April 19, 2021
Ryder,
We miss you. You were a positive shining light in our lives. I always enjoyed your each and every visit. Our laughs and good conversation. Your sensitivity to life around you, to people, to the world. Your intelligence and creativity and friendship. Your love of nature, particularly to all beneath the sea. You left us all too soon, yet with only warm positive feelings toward you. When I’m out on the ocean, riding my waves, rest assured I’ll be thinking fondly of you.

With love,

Steve Banks
Posted by Shirley Beretta on April 19, 2021
There are not sufficient words to describe the impact Ryder had on all our lives during the times he spent with us in Africa. The unconditional love he showed our orphans and children who where otherwise forgotten by the world, his lust for life, his spirit of adventure. A part of Ryder will always be here with us in the southern most tip of Africa. So many beautiful memories he left in a way that only Ryder Sturt could. xxxx
Posted by Michele Sturt on April 18, 2021
This memorial website is for family and friends to share their photos, stories, and love of Ryder Sturt. We all know him from different places and times in his life. There are many stories both known and unknown to us all, that would be so wonderful to share to celebrate his short, full life. (Maybe not all of them?)

There will be a celebration of Ryder's life on Sunday May 16th at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara at 6pm. Details to follow

Thank you all so very much for loving Ryder

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Posted by Michele Sturt on April 19, 2021
Ryder,
We miss you. You were a positive shining light in our lives. I always enjoyed your each and every visit. Our laughs and good conversation. Your sensitivity to life around you, to people, to the world. Your intelligence and creativity and friendship. Your love of nature, particularly to all beneath the sea. You left us all too soon, yet with only warm positive feelings toward you. When I’m out on the ocean, riding my waves, rest assured I’ll be thinking fondly of you.

With love,

Steve Banks
Posted by Shirley Beretta on April 19, 2021
There are not sufficient words to describe the impact Ryder had on all our lives during the times he spent with us in Africa. The unconditional love he showed our orphans and children who where otherwise forgotten by the world, his lust for life, his spirit of adventure. A part of Ryder will always be here with us in the southern most tip of Africa. So many beautiful memories he left in a way that only Ryder Sturt could. xxxx
Posted by Michele Sturt on April 18, 2021
This memorial website is for family and friends to share their photos, stories, and love of Ryder Sturt. We all know him from different places and times in his life. There are many stories both known and unknown to us all, that would be so wonderful to share to celebrate his short, full life. (Maybe not all of them?)

There will be a celebration of Ryder's life on Sunday May 16th at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara at 6pm. Details to follow

Thank you all so very much for loving Ryder
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My Ryder

Shared by Michele Sturt on April 12, 2021
How can I  explain the love, the life, the joy and the sorrow? Ryder appointed himself as my protector the past few years. And I was his, for many years before. Bright, curious, outspoken, honest, he expected much from others and from himself. He loved his life, his work, his friends, his dog, his house and his tricked out Jeep. He loved his family and understood the meaning of showing up for others. He was a gift that was not here with us nearly long enough. In his 31 years he touched many, helped many, probably pissed off many, but his heart was huge and loving. It is impossible to think of my life without him in this world, and yet, here I am. Missing him, longing to see and hold him again, knowing it can only be in my dreams. My love for him, his love for me will never be lost. It will go on like the  Fibonacci golden spiral tattoo he wore. We are connected for eternity.