Monday, 22 May 1933
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Passed away unexpectedly at DunedinHospital, on Thursday 04th of November, aged 88 yrs.
Dearly loved husband of Dorothy, and father and father-in-law of Judith and Kevin, Valda, Graeme and Michelle. Loved Pop and Great-Pop of his many Grand and great-Grandchildren. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Keith and Margaret, Jeanette and Tom*. Dearly loved brother-in-law of Bert* and Lorna. Much loved Uncle of his nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate Gordon’s life will be held on Monday 08th November at Ascot Park Hotel, commencing at12 noon, followed by private cremation. Please be mindful of the Covidrestrictions.
The service will be live-streamed and available for viewing at the following link
Messages to Unit 68, Peacehaven Village,498 Tweed Street, Invercargill, 9812.
Hi there, my name is Katrina Andrew. I'm the eldest daughter of Barry and Geraldine Ryan Invercargill.
My family and I would like to pass on to Gordon's family how sad we were to hear of Gordon's passing. One of life's good people.
My father Barry and Gordon (cousins) often were confused for each other by other people. In fact I remember Gordon being asked how Geraldine was one time and he replied "no that's the other Ryan".
There were many similarities between Gordon and Dad and watching the livestream of Gordon's funeral proved this in many ways. We loved the celebration of Gordon's life. The family delivered their memories in such a real, engaging and humorous way, just like each person was having a yarn with an individual. Gordon would have loved it.
I have uploaded a photo of Dad, Gordon and Keith that Mum took not so long ago that we thought you might like.
Our sincere condolences to you all.
I was the local Arthur Yates Representative from 1975-1985 based and living in Invercargill all of my life but moved to Christchurch in January 2002 and now retired in Pegasus town in North Canterbury
I called regularly on Gordon and Dorothy while they were in business in Evandale Gardens- Inner City Gardens and Rochdale Road
Gordon was such a great business man and such a pleasure to do business with along with his lovely wife Dorothy
I was lucky enough to see the livestream service for Gordon yesterday which was beautiful and brought back a lot of great memories
I would like to offer my condolences to Dorothy and family and wish you all the best during this very difficult time
My Best Regards
Taken far too soon!
I can just imagine Gordon talking about his new valve job, and his plans thereafter.
A proud family man, a true legend. With humour to match.
I worked at Town and County Gardens from late 80’s to late 90’s.
Dorothy and Gordon treated me like family.
Greatly indebted to you both.
Often though of. never forgotten.
Tony Officer. NSW Australia
Sorry to hear the news of Gordon’s unexpected passing!
Gordon has been a fantastic husband to Dorothy, during her health issue ,We kept in contact and he always had news of the family, and interested in our lives. Gordon was always so positive. Very sad loss for the beloved family, My thoughts are with Dorothy, and their families.
Wayne and Marilyn Hine, New Plymouth, I was their flower girl..
To the Ryan Families,
Deepest Sympathy to you all.
Only known Gordon a short time and was a friend .
Was here at 62 Friday last week having a stubbie with hubby and was so looking forward to getting his new valve put in
and getting home to Dothory
Regards Viv and Brian Patterson
A sad loss of a great family friend- especially of my parents- Bill and Jeanette .
Ian Brown. Wanaka