Ryan “Gouch” Goulet

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Once in awhile a “good guy” comes along in life.  Good guys never cease to amaze you.  They go the extra mile.  They make you feel good when you are around them.  They start off as great sons and as life goes on, they become great husbands and awesome fathers.  Life is just better when they are around.  If you are fortunate enough in life to know a good guy, it’s a blessing.  To become a part of his family, is an honour.

On October 12, 1972 a “good guy” was born to Paula (Vinall) & Bob Goulet.  They named him Ryan which was his grandmother’s last name growing up.  Ryan loved life.  He loved the outdoors and he loved sports, especially baseball and hockey.  He was a great goalie, gaining many friends in life who would eventually bestow him with the nickname “Gouch”.

In a moment that was meant to be, Ryan met a young lady by the name of Margaret Vicary and on September 22, 2001 they embarked upon a journey as husband and wife.  Two years later they had their first child; a daughter who they named Leah.  She instantly became the apple of her dad’s eye.  Two years after that, they welcomed their second child; a son Andrew Ryan, another one of those “good guys” who has been bestowed the nickname “Gouch Jr”.  Ryan was an awesome and committed dad who could always be found at his children’s sports events, be it in the capacity of a spectator or a coach.  He was relentless in making sure that they were safe and that they knew that they were loved.  Despite his diagnosis with A.L.S. and his physical limitations, Ryan made sure that he toured Leah’s future home at Brock University so that he could rest knowing that she would be okay.

Ryan was a long-time employee of Russell Tool & Die in Chatham and will be missed by his second family there.  He was looking forward to his eventual retirement from the company when he would be able to spend long leisurely days again with the young lady who he fell in love with so many years ago.

It is said that when you give kindness from your heart, it comes back to you tenfold.  And so it would be with the friends that Ryan made along his journey in life.  The last few months were nothing less than spectacular.  Ryan’s friends surrounded him with love and support and they never backed off.  They would pick him up and take him out for an afternoon.  They would make him smile and let him forget the world for even just a moment.  Despite his challenges with A.L.S., Ryan in turn would teach his friends one final lesson…that regardless of how bad your days may be, smile.  Always smile.  Have a smile ready even though sometimes it hurts.  Grab all the happiness you can, wherever and whenever you can.  Don’t let even a wee bit slip past you.  Live, above all things, live.  Don’t simply exist.  If you are blessed enough to know what real love is, love with all your heart, soul and body.  Live your life so that at any hour you will be able to shake hands with yourself.  Then when your nights come, you will be able to pull up the covers and say to yourself “I have done my best”.

Ryan’s family will remember him privately at this time.  Thank you to everyone who has been a part of his incredible journey.  Remember to hug your children every chance you get and tell them you love them.

Family and friends who wish to honour him with a memorial donation are asked to consider the A.L.S. Society of (Windsor) Essex County www.alswindsor.ca since their involvement and assistance to the family was humbling.

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Paula & Bob and family Please know you have been in our thoughts and prayers. Ryan was a great person as you can tell from all the condolences. Gone way too soon! Hugs Brad & Donna

What a beautiful write up! My sincere condolences! May you be comforted by sharing wonderful stories and memories of all the good times you had with Ryan!

Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this most difficult time. Sincere condolences Rob, Shelly, Luke, Katryna and Kurtis

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Ryan’s message of remembering to tell your children how much they are loved is a good lesson for all of us. Take comfort in your memories as you grieve. Chuck, Diana, Colin and Gillian Krekewich

Our sincerest condolences to Bob and Paula and Family at this very difficult time. We are so very sorry for your loss of Ryan. May your loving memories bring you strength and comfort now and in the days ahead.

Our sincerest condolences to Bob, Paula and Family at this very difficult time. We are so very sorry for your loss of Ryan. May your loving memories bring you strength and comfort now and in the days ahead.

Thinking of you all with a heavy heart and keeping you close in my thoughts. I am truly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with deepest sympathy. Jane Erickson

Margie, Leah, Andrew & family. We are thankful to have met Gouch & his family through minor hockey with the Cyclones. He will be remembered as a positive & humble man. My thoughts are with the family at this time. RIP Gouch

So sorry to hear of Ryan's passing, please know that you Margie, and those wonderful kids are in my thoughts and prayers...hugs

Margie and family - my heart breaks just reading this wonderful tribute to your husband/father. What a man to have known.........So many good memories that will keep his spirit alive. My sincere condolences and prayers to you all. Tricia, Jim and Ethan Tengelis

Sorry to hear of your loss,! I enjoyed working with Ryan, I'm speechless!

Our deepest sympathies to the Goulet family

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family 💕

Our condolences to Bob, Paula and Family. So sorry for your loss. Ryan and the way he lived his life was an inspiration to so many. Bob & Maryanne Simpson

Dear Paula and Bob and Ryans family, Sending you my deepest sympathy to you.Words are hard to find to help comfort you at this time.I first met Ryan during minor hockey days and always a nice young fellow.RIP Ryan. Cheryl ( Franken) Clark

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Margie, Leah, Andrew, Paula and Bob for your loss of a husband, father and son. The words and phrases used in Ryan’s (Gouch’s) obituary couldn’t have been said any better to describe “Gouch” who truly was a “Good Guy”. The Twigg family was very blessed to have had an opportunity to get to know Ryan “Gouch”Goulet over the years as a friend and a coach. He was exactly what anyone would want in a friend and a coach. You will be truly missed and never forgotten. Rest In Peace Gouch. Brad, Julie, Hunter and Braden Twigg

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

I'm so sorry Margie to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Today and always, may your loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength.

Sorry for your loss Paula and bob our thoughts are with you and your family.

Sending our deepest sympathies to Margie, and family. So very sorry for your significant loss. Holding you all in our thoughts, and our prayers.

Paula and Bob, we are so sorry for your family’s terrible loss. Ryan was certainly a son to be proud of. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Ryan was loved by all who knew him. He was always smiling and always made you feel welcome. RIP Ryan you have earned your wings.I know you are watching over Margie Leah and Andrew and the rest of your family.you will be missed.😢💔

My sincere condolences Gouch was a great guy it was always a pleasure to deal with him at Chrysler. Rest In Peace Gouch our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Margie you can feel the love in Ryans obituary. My heart aches for you Leah, Andrew, Ryans Mom and Dad, and all your family and friends. R.I.P. Ryan. I will miss your smile and love for your family. Love and hugs. Aunt Peggy

So sorry to hear of your loss. Gouch truly was an awesome guy. I honestly can't ever remember seeing him in a bad mood. He will be missed. Chris & Charlene Remsik and family.

So sorry to hear of your loss Margie. Sending you love and hugs.

My deepest condolences to the entire family. Such a dreadful disease for Ryan and the entire to endure. My thoughts are with you through this passage of healing ❤️‍🩹

What an incredible story you have, and such a beautiful and inspiring tribute. Sending you lots of love Margie - hugs to you, Andrew and Leah xo

Extending my deepest sympathy to the Goulet family. Sorry for your loss.

Ryan was an amazing person and a great cousin to have. I always enjoyed talking with him when we all got together. When we were young we lived close by and he pulled some good shenanigans on me at the farm(me being the younger one). One time he gave me a ride on his ATV and when we got to the back of the farm he pretend it was out of gas. I started to walk back up the lane towards the house when he fired it back up, picked me up, and we continued our ride. Anything he did was always in good fun and with that smile. We always had a great time together and I'll always remember him as the great man he was. My deepest condolences to Marg, Leah, Andrew, Uncle Robert and Aunt Paula.

Our most sincere condolences to Mr. & Mrs. Goulet, Margie, Leah and Andrew in the lost of a son, husband, and father. What a great and beautiful tribute to Ryan, I cried when I read it. No one or a family should have to go through this terrible disease. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. Rest in peace, Ryan.

Thoughts, prayers, and much love to Margie, Leah, Andrew, Paula and Bob. He was a good man. R.I.P. Gouch

so sorry to hear this..our condolences on your loss. hugs and prayers

Bob and Paula. We are very sorry for your loss. Losing a son is not an easy thing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paula & Bob & family so sorry for your loss, sending hugs & prayers ❤️ Wilma & Paul Huffman

We're so sorry to hear that Ryan has passed. Our condolences go out to Margie, Leah, Andrew and all of your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

We are so sorry for your family's loss. My good memories bring you all some piece in this very sad time.

Paula and Bob...and family...So sorry for your loss. Blessings and prayers for all. Don and Anne Gammage

Paula and Bob and all your family please accept my heartfelt condolences.

My heart goes out to Margie, Leah, Andrew, all of Ryan's family and friends. He really was a fantastic man. My condolences.

My condolences to the Goulet family. Ryan was a great guy and will be missed by all.

Bob & Paula - we are so sorry to learn of the passing of your son Ryan. You will have precious memories to hold in your heart. Roger & Nancy Cartwright

My sincere condolences to Margie and family.

George and I send our deepest sympathy for the loss of Ryan. I remember him well in his younger days. My heart breaks for you all. RIP Ryan. Sincerely, George & Linda Stonehouse-Paling

Bob, Paula, Margie, Leah, Andrew our condolences on the passing of Ryan. May the comfort of family and friends and all the special memories get you through this difficult time. The love he gave to each of you will always be there. Gary and Christine Bowden

Margaret, Leah and Ryan Our family only knew Ryan a few years but what a blessing it was to have known him. He was a great man with a wonderful spirit and our family was lucky to have met him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God gained a great one! Love the LeDrew family

From the Drewery Family, our condolences on Ryan's passing. We share in your grief.

Leah, I am so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My thoughts are with you, your mom and brother all at this difficult time. I know your family is surrounded by much love, that's a sign that your dad was a much loved man who touched a lot of people's lives. I know he must have been so proud of you both. My deepest condolences to you and your entire family.

Paula and Bob, Our condolences to all. Thinking of you during this difficult time

My heart breaks for all of Ryan's family and friends...gone far too soon but his lessons of Love and Respect to you all will live on...please speak of him often to keep him close to your hearts!

My heart goes out to Marg and family. As well as the many friends that were lucky enough to know him. Deepest sympathies to all, keep the memories close to your hearts…

Paula and Bob, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Ryan "Gouch" May he Rest in Peace

Condolences and hugs to the entire Goulet family.! It has been such a hard time recently...but Ryan is now at peace and pain free!

My condolences to you and your family on the passing of such a remarkable man.

To the Goulet I'm very sorry to hear of Gouch's passing he was an amazing man and the world will not be the same without him in it. I hope you can look back on the good times because with Gouch there I'm sure would be lots of them.

Margie, we were so very sorry to learn of your loss. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

We are very sorry for your loss. Although we have not seen Ryan much in recent years, he spent many hours at our house as a young boy. His loss touches us all.

Margie and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Hold on tightly to the memories.

To Ryan’s family. This is a beautifully written tribute to Ryan. Your words speak volumes to the kind of man he was in life. He will continue to watch over you and surround you with his love. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Lynn and John Warner.

Margie and family My deepest sympathies to you all. Thinking of you all.

Margie, Leah, Andrew, Bob & Paula, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Cherish all the wonderful memories and it will help get you through this difficult time. Ryan was such a great guy and will be missed terribly.

Margie, Leah, Andrew, Bob & Paula, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Cherish all the wonderful memories and it will help get you through this difficult time. Ryan was such a great guy and will be missed terribly.

My deepest sympathies to you Margie, Leah and Andrew . May you find comfort in each other and cherish the beautiful life of a man that touched many lives with the incredible person he was.

My condolences to Paula&Bob in the sad loss of your son Ryan. Also thinking of Maggie and Leah and Andrew, May the Lord give you all comfort in your loss and give you Peace.

A beautiful write up about a beautiful man. May God wrap his arms around each of you and give you comfort. Cherish your too short but precious memories.

Sincere Sympathy , Margaret, Leah, Ryan, Paula and Bob There are no words to express the passing of Ryan a son ,husband, father and a friend of many. Cherish the many happy memories you shared and may they bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. God Bless you all. RIP “GOUCH” Sincerely, Peter & Linda

Paula, Bob, Margie & family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May precious memories give you small comfort and the love of friends & family carry you forward.

Dear Bob, Paula and family, We are very saddened to hear of the immense loss of your Ryan, a beloved son, husband and father. May you treasure your memories and always be proud to have been part of his incredible life. I remember the times' when Ryan would come to the Thompson office to complete the system backup for the computer. He was very personable and mature at a young age. I knew right then that he would succeed at whatever he set his mind to. What a Great Guy! Our sincere condolences, Terry and Arlene Koehler

Bob and Paula and Family - we are so sorry to hear about your loss of Ryan. Hold tight to your precious memories you have made - sincere condolences to everyone. Bob and Debbie Brodie

Condolence Margaret and Family, Sorry to hear loss of wonderful and kind husband and amazing and awesome father Leah and Ryan! You all are in my prayer during this sad time. IF I can do anything you and your family let me know. Ryan is in better place out of pain.

Bob, Paula, Margaret, Leah & Andrew Sincere condolences to you all during this difficult time. Keeping in you our thoughts and prayers. Lance & Karen Falconer

Bob & Paula Sorry for your loss You lost a son but heavan got a special angel Bill & Dona

Mr. & Mrs. Goulet, Marg and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I thought highly of Gouch, he was such a wonderful person and am saddened by this news. His smile and laughter will live on in the memories of many. Thinking of you all.

Our consultancies and prayers are with you Marg and children Our moments are fleeting and we are left with memories of a life well lived! Brian & Nina

Our deepest thought go out to the Goulet Family. Ryan will be missed. Respectfully, Ken,Julie, Kayne Gagner

Paula, Bob, Margaret, Leah & Andrew We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Ryan. We are sending you lots of love and positive energy during this difficult time. Keep your photos and memories close to help during this time as well. Our condolences to all of you. Andrew & Tracey Lawrence

So sorry for your loss. Loved his smiles and conversations when he picked up the kids at Children's Village Daycare

I think this testimonial is very much on point. Ryan was the epitome of class and selflessness. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him, can echo my thoughts. Rest In Peace big man, and thoughts and prayers to the family.

Sending our deepest condolences to all. Shawn & Cathy Tiffin

I am so sorry to hear of Ryan's passing. I will always hold to the memories of playing at grandma's when we were kids and watching some of his hockey games. It makes me happy to know he's now free to enjoy everything he loves again. We are all thinking of you and sending our condolences. Sarah, Gary and Josh

Paula and Bob I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do Sue

My heart breaks for all of you .. anything any of you may need please don’t hesitate to call