David Ryan Pringle
born May 24, 1978 – died July 29th, 2011.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved son Ryan. He was killed in a boating accident off Tent Island near Chemainus.
Ryan was born in Cranbrook, B.C. and lived in Terrace, Cranbrook, Calgary, Ladysmith and various other locations. He experienced a difficult time over the years and was starting to make a turn around. He was one of those people who always pushed the envelope in sports and life in general. He worked most of his life as a class one driver.
Ryan loved to cook and made a mean Ceasar salad. Always the clean fiend he was known to have the cleanest trucks and apartments. He was fascinated by wildlife and would spend hours watching the National Geographic Wildlife channel. He was a walking encyclopedia on little known facts about exotic animals. When he was not watching animal shows, or enjoying the outdoors, Ryan loved a good movie. He had an infectious laugh and wanted to get along with everyone. He always thought a laugh was the best way to connect with others. His pet peeve was men with thick head hair. Ryan will be missed greatly.
He was predecessed by his mother Linda. He is survived by his sister Brandi, his newly found brother Dennis Blonski, his parents David and Anita Pringle, and his feline best friend Smokey.
There will not be a formal public gathering to celebrate Ryan’s life as his family and friends are spread all over western Canada. The family will have a private farewell. We ask that those who knew and loved Ryan join together in spirit, remember him and celebrate his love of camping, river swimming, fishing, snowboarding, animals and the outdoors.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to either the SPCA or WWF (World Wildlife Fund) in his memory.