Fred Ryckman

A photo of Fred Ryckman


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Tuesday February 18, 2020
1:00 p.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday February 17, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday Februry 18, 2020
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Fred Ryckman of Blenheim passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday February 12, 2020.  He was 69 years old.  He leaves behind his wife Pat (Nealey) Ryckman who he married 33 years ago but who he loved for many years before that and his son Jeff Dunlop (Candace).  He was predeceased by his son Mike Dunlop in 2018.

Fred was one of 8 children born to the late Neil & Alice (Kemp) Ryckman and is survived by his siblings Rose Ryckman (late Harold Want), Frances Hearns (late Art), Dorothy Ivison (Ken), Irene Bell (late John), Jim Ryckman and Kathryn Want (Ray).  He will be missed by many brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews, all of whom were his favourite.  He was predeceased by his infant brother Robert.

Fred was a country boy at heart.  He was raised in a time when helping your neighbour wasn’t a chore, but a natural order of the world.  He would do anything for anybody, any time of the day or night.  He was a loving son who took care of his mother after his dad died.  He was the man whose patience shone through while he helped folks at New Beginnings in Chatham.  He was humble and he was kind.  He and Pat enjoyed many cruises over the years with family and friends and had just returned from their final one together last month.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Monday February 17, 2020 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday February 18, 2020 from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.  A Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Bill Terris will follow at 1:00 p.m.  Interment to take place in Evergreen Cemetery.

Friends wishing to remember Fred with a memorial donation are asked to consider New Beginnings in Chatham so that they can continue to support survivors of acquired brain injuries and strokes as well as their families or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Always a friendly smile as he took care of our buses at Blenheim Bus Lines. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

My deepest sympathy to Pat and family on Fred's passing. I worked with Fred at Demure Bus Lines. He was a very special person and will be missed. Friend Terry Ouellet

Our thoughts and prayers and condolences are with you Pat and family. Hugs to you.

Pat and family: Sincere condolences on the passing of Fred.

Sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. May you have memories to keep him close to your hearts

So sorry to hear of your loss of Fred. Condolences to the families. May your loving memories bring you comfort and strength.

Pat and Jeff so sorry to hear the passing of Fred he was a wonderful man he will be greatly missed.

hi pat, so sorry to hear of fred's passing i'm remembering our times at mckay's corners,maude and neil, [parents]and ROSE , FRANCIS DOROTHY, AND IRENE, CAN'T QUITE REMEMBERTHEM, WILL BE GLAD TO SEE THEM BUT WISH FOR A DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCE TAKE CARE PAT GAIL.

Pat and Jeff....Please accept our most sincere condolences upon hearing of Fred's passing. My Dad and Freddie go way back to life in the Corners and they always had lots to talk about when meeting. He was a gentle men to all who knew him and will be greatly missed. Jack and Nancy Pickering Deb, Alyssa and Kendra Vandenhende and Brian Campbell

R.I.P. my friend.You were the best.

Pat, Jeff & Candace: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Fred was one of the good ones he will be missed.

I am so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. I have many fond memories of time spent with Fred when he worked at my grandparents, Glen and Kathleen Clark’s farm at McKays Corners. He was always kind and patient with my cousin Jane and me as we “worked” during the summers. Condolences to the Ryckman family. Jordan and Marilyn Butcher

My condolences to the Ryckman family. Thinking of you at this sad time. Carol Havens Boylan

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad Jeff and Candace. Prayers are with you.

Kelly and Mike. Sorry for your loss. Know that my thoughts are with you and the rest of the family.

So sorry to hear about Fred. Such kind soft spoken guy. Thinking of you in this time of sorrow.

I recall with fondness the many years Fred and I would work away on the farm. He had a way of encouraging me to take the safer route of whatever crazy idea I thought was most excellent!! Probably why I’m here still here today. Thoughts are with the whole clan ❤️ Carrie Ellen

My condolences to you Pat and your Family

We are sorry to hear of the loss of your brother and friend. Please accept our condolences.

Dear Pat. Sorry for your loss. We wish you well as you move forward.

Sincere condolences. 🙏

Pat and family: Fred will be missed by all who had any connection with him. He always had a greeting and a friendly smile. Our condolences to you.

Pat, Jeff and Candace. We are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He will be in your hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Eli and Dave.

Pat and Jeff So sorry to hear to of Fred's passing Your in my thoughts during this difficult time . Cynthia Frederick

So sorry for your loss. He was a great man and always positive. Pat and Tami big hugs.

Sorry for the loss of Fred. Condolences Kayla Jensen and family and Garrett Jensen and family (Becky and Jon Hearns Children)

Pat .....We are sending you our deepest condolences in the passing of your beloved husband Fred. Didn't matter where Fred saw you, he had time to stop and chit chat. He was a kind guy who was always smiling. R.I.P Fred. We are thinking of you and your family during this most difficult time. God Bless. Charlie and Barb Cowell.

Pat, Jeff and Candace Rick and I are absolutely heartbroken to hear about Fred's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Annalea and Rick Benn

So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all,Pat and Art Wardle.

Our condolences. Rest in peace Fred We are very sorry for the lost of a good person

So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing.Would run into him occasionally at the post office. I was not aware that Fred was sick. My sincere condolences to the family.

Our condolences to you and your family Pat........

So sorry to hear of your loss Pat and family

My deepest sympathy to the family!.I remember Fred most of my life growing up in Mckays corners he was a very kind gentleman and always willing to help anybody. RIP FRED!.You will be missed by many people😢😢

So sorry for your loss Pat. Your memories will sustain you at this hard time. RIP Fred.

loved working with Fred.... Heaven just gained an angel

Dear Pat, Jeff and the Ryckman family. So sorry to hear of friends passing. Gone way to soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Fred, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. May the peace that comes from love shared comfort you.

My deepest sympathies to the family sad...

Pat and jeff I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Pat Dad and I are so sorry to hear about Fred. He was an incredible man who always had a smile. We cannot make the service as we are on vacation but our thoughts and prayers are with you and Jeff during this difficult time. Hugs and Love Bill Verhart and Sue Verhart

Pat ,Jeff, Candace. We are sorry to hear about Fred passing away. May all your warm memories comfort you during this difficult time.

We would like to send our condolence to Pat, and family, also Robin and girls, and Ryckman family. May God surround you in his arms and bring comfort and peace to you all.

Dear Pat So sorry to hear about Fred's passing. He was truly a great guy. Our deepest condolences to you and Jeff. He was one of a kind, that's for sure.

Our condolences go out to your family. Very sorry to hear of your loss.

Dear Pat and Family There are no words to express my deep condolences. Fred was an incredible person and will be missed terribly. Love and Prayers Always Maureen Countryman

Our family are so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. The Boylan & Ryckman family grew up and went to school together at McKays Corners . I was able to visit with Fred last year, when he was in hospital on the same floor as my mother. Was good to catch up on each other's lives after so many years. Sending our deepest condolences to all. Darlene Boylan St. Pierre

Pat and family sorry to hear of Fred's passing I have been thinking about him since the last time I saw you together and was very sad to see this news today. My condolences to everyone.

May the Angel's guide you safely Uncle Fred, I am deeply saddened by your loss. You will always be remembered by everyone who's loves you touched.

Pat and family please accept my sincere condolences on the lost of Fred. May he Rest In Peace