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Obituary for John "Ryan" David Fagg

It is with sadness and love that we share the passing of our son and brother, John “Ryan” David Fagg on Tuesday, February 6th, 2024 in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Left behind to mourn his loss and to celebrate his life are his loving parents, John and Linda, his sister Kelly (Graham) and his much-loved children Madison, Noah, Gracie, Ella and Emily. Ryan was predeceased by his grandparents, Gerald and Lillian Rodden, Everett and Betty Fagg and his godfather, Bill “B” Hannah.

Ryan considered his five beautiful children his greatest accomplishments. He talked about and loved them more than they will ever know.

Born in Cambridge, Ontario on November 30th, 1978, Ryan was an entertainer and full of laughter from birth. He could be meticulous when it came to tasks such as wiring, yet expressed his creativity singing silly made-up songs, usually while cooking with a unique combination of ingredients.

Ryan often hiked throughout Ontario’s Bruce Trail and had the opportunity to explore parts of Canada many of us never have the privilege to see. Ryan spent a couple of years working in remote areas of Northern BC where he commuted to work via helicopter. He was left with only a chainsaw to build a platform for future gold prospectors, and so the helicopter could come back and pick him up.

His happy place was at the family cottage in Sauble Beach where he was known for making massive bonfires and firework displays to the delight of nephews Devan, Bryce, Parker, Everett, and niece Sydney.

Ryan had many passions and experienced adventures, large and small. A complete free spirit, much of his joy in life came from spending time in nature - walking, camping, or just sitting by the water. Ryan loved gardening, yet in a way that was unique and in tune with his respect for the earth. During COVID, he took advantage of the unused flower planters at the back of Jacob Hespeler High School to plant his personal vegetable garden of tomatoes, kale, and peppers.

Ryan would make time for anyone and listened intently when he was speaking with people, curious to hear their stories or quietly spend time with them. He cared for everyone, regardless of their station in life.

He was kind beyond measure. His needs were simple and he shared whatever he had with others. No one had to ask, Ryan knew instinctively when someone needed a hand up. There was never an expectation of payback or even a thank you. This is the Ryan that will be celebrated and will be forever loved.

All are welcome to join his family in honouring the life of Ryan on Monday, February 19th, 2024 during the visitation from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge. The service will be held in the same location at 12:00pm, followed by a reception in the lounge.

To honour Ryan, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local food bank or homeless shelter, which were communities that were important to Ryan. If you are able to join the family for the visitation or service, please bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Cambridge Food Bank.