James Augustine “Jim” Ryall

    • James Augustine Lyall's grave marker in St Mary's Cemetery in Chilliwack
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    We regret to advise of the death of James Augustine “Jim” Ryall in Chilliwack, BC on 20 September 2000 at the age of 70 years. 

    Jim was born in St. John's, NL.  His working life started at the age of 14 as an apprentice on the Newfoundland Government icebreaker SS Kyle in the Labrador Sea.  At 19 he joined the Canadian Army as an infantryman with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and he was a veteran of the Korean War, including the Battle of Kapyong.  Jim left the Army after two years and returned to Newfoundland.  He rejoined the army In 1955 as a member of the Royal Canadian Engineers.  He trained at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering at Camp Chilliwack, BC and served in Canada as well as completing a tour in Germany with 4 Field Squadron.  Jim’s career highlights included assisting with relief operations in the 1964 Tsunami in Port Alberni, BC and the Granduc Mine Disaster near Stewart BC in 1965.  He retired in Chilliwack in 1969 and went into farming and later into construction.

    A Prayer Vigil will be held on 24 September at 7:00 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chilliwack.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on 25 September at 10:00 AM with burial in St Mary's Cemetery in Chilliwack. {dcMay2017gd} [zpp]