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Ryan David Quigley of St. John’s Newfoundland, lost his battle with depression on September 10, 2014 in Kelowna, BC.


Born September 13, 1983, Ryan was a beloved son to Jessie Chisholm and Claude Quigley, a kick-ass brother to Colleen (Marijn); and fiercely loyal friend. Above all, Ryan was a devoted father to Cassius (aka Cash).


Ryan was a passionate sports aficionado, a gentle soul whose humour and loving spirit will be missed by his large extended family and circle of friends. A special thank you to Cash’s mom, Erin, and the Benoit grandparents for all their help during this devastating time.


A Celebration of Ryan’s life was held on Monday, September 15th at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. A later celebration is also being planned in Newfoundland.


A Trust for Cash Quigley is now accepting deposits. Interested in email transfers? You will need the following information: TD Canada Trust, Transit # 05023; Inst. # 004; Account # 6484156. Rather send a cheque? Send any cheques (or cash) made payable to:

Colleen and/or Claude Quigley
54 Freshwater Road
St. John’s, NL
A1C 2N5

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Monday, September 15th at 4:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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Service Details

The service for QUIGLEY, Ryan is scheduled for Monday, September 15th at 4:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Whitley says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I just knew Ryan in passing, but when I heard the news it really hit me. He always seemed like such a funny, sweet person who was such an amazing father to his son. I happen to work in the Mental Health field, and its heartbreaking to read Ryan struggled with such an isolating disease. Ryan is in my thoughts today, along with his son and family. Ryan made a lasting impression on everyone it seems, including people he may not have had a personal relationship with (including myself).

  • Shane says:

    To Cash, the Quigley family and the Benoit family, I want to give you my deepest condolences and say I’m so very sorry for your loss.. It’s a terrible loss, Ryan was true inspiration to everyone who’s lives he touched, mine included, please accept my condolences, my prayers and my love while you go through this tough and exhausting time. I would like to give a special thanks to Erin Benoit for inviting me to celebrate Ryan’s life on Monday at 4:00 pm, this is so hard for me to say and even harder for me to believe.

  • Peg Quigley says:

    My meetings with Ryan were limited to summer visits & special occassions.During those times I came to see him as a caring individual with a sense of humour.But we communicated on facebook constantly.I enjoyed his posts.Goodbye Ryan from aunt Peg.

    • Jessie and Claude says:

      Hi Peg:
      We have just begun to respond to condolences posted on this page. Ryan really enjoyed all the times he spent with his extended (and extensive) Quigley family. You always posted so regularly and commented on his photos of Cash that he felt the family connection through face book. We hope that Cash will regularly visit his down east relatives. Love, Jessie and Claude

  • linda csati says:

    Condolences to the family. My thoughts are with you.

    • Jessie and Claude (Ryan's parents) says:

      Dear Linda: Thanks so much for attending Ryan’s service in Kelowna and for your loving comments. We have scheduled a celebration here in St. John’s on the 19th and we shall use your candle, linking his homes in east and west. Love always.

  • paul quigley says:

    So Long Ryan May you be at Peace with Chopper and Uncle Brian and everyone else who have gone before you. May confort in some way come to your parents and sister who I know must miss you dearly like so many others who had the pleasure of knowing you.May God watch over your son Cash in this terrible time. Love ya man.

    • Jessie and Claude says:

      Dear Paul:
      Thank you so much for calling us that terrible night and for sharing our sorrow. Ryan always enjoyed the time spent with you in TO. So wish he had known how loved he was.

  • Carla Lawson says:

    My deepest sympathies to Ryan’s family,his many friends and especially to his son Cash.

  • Kathryn Willock says:

    I am so saddened to even know that Ryan was in a depression, because every time he came into our store, he always left chuckling at what I would say. My goal was to always try make people at least smile if not to laugh. Ryan always laughed with a chuckle. He was the most polite of customers, and am so, so sad that he is gone.

    I pray for all of Ryan’s family to know he is remembered for his respect and his smile he always left with…God Bless you all and peace be with you.


  • Dayna Nixon says:

    Colleen, Mr.Chisholm, and Mrs. Quigley, I am truly at a loss for words. Please know that I am thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    Also to Cash and his mom Erin, although we have never met,my heart goes out to you.

    Sending lots of love from Newfoundland.


  • Gilbert Butt says:

    To the Quigley family

    Just a message to let you know that your in our thoughts and prayers, It’s been a long time Claude since I have seen you but had to extend my condolences to you and your family at this time. May God bless you and give you and your family the strength to get through this trying of times.

  • Motti Petzoldt says:

    Dear Colleen, I am so sorry for your loss and I wish you and your family and friends all the strength you need!

  • Roy and Joan Barbour says:

    Claude,Jessie and family:
    We were deeply saddened on hearing of Ryan’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time and we pray that God’s presence and peace will be with you this day and in the days ahead.
    Roy and Joan

    • Jessie Chisholm and Claude Quigley says:

      22 Oct. We are slowly responding to the many messages of condolences that we received from friends and family. Thank you so much for attending the service in St. John’s on 19 Oct. The sympathies of friends are very comforting in these difficult times. We love our children so dearly and it is so painful when we cannot protect them. Jessie & Claude

  • Pamela Pittman says:

    Dearest Colleen,

    This is a superb write up about a man seems to have been a wonderful human, like you. I am so sorry. Hugs and strength.


  • Edith Cuerrier says:

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Quigley family. My heart goes out to you all.

    • Jessie Chisholm and Claude Quigley says:

      22 Oct. Dear Edith: We are slowly responding to the messages of condolences following Ryan’s death. It is comforting that friends/colleagues reach out in these days of pain. Jessie & Claude.

  • Michael Foley says:

    So sorry for your loss. May family and friends come together to comfort one another in this difficult time. All the best from the Foley and Riche families in Newfoundland.

  • Debbie Edgecombe says:

    Colleen and family,I ame so very sorrey for the loss of your brother/son. My heart goes out to wou all.


  • Regina Healey says:

    To Ryan’s family and friends, I did not know Ryan but I am from St John’s as well. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand and carry you through the dark days ahead and bring you into the light again. And Ryan, may you find the peace and tranquility that you were searching for. Heaven has a new angel.

  • Bobbie Mayer says:

    Dear Colleen.
    How very sad I am to learn of Ryan’s death. As you know I belong to one of the saddest groups in the world. I am so so sorry your mother and father and father have become a member. I am sending you lots of love and strength. hugs,

    • Jessie Chisholm and Claude Quigley says:

      Dear Bobbi:
      Thank you so much to reaching out to us in this devastating time and for attending the celebration of life in St. John’s on 19 Oct.. We share the terrible sorrow of losing children who died much too soon. Jessie & Claude

  • Yvonne Dunne says:

    I always remember Ryan as little kid with these big puppy dog eyes. He seemed kind of quiet and serious. However according to most people there was another side to Ryan a guy with a quirky sense of humour who had a way of lightening things up at just the right time. I had a chance to witness this adult Ryan as I was lucky enough to spend one-on-one quality time with him this past winter at Deb’s . When we picked him up at the airport we tried to hug quite a manoeuver as he is a six footer and me a 5 foot nothing we shared a laugh as he made his usual amusing comment about the difference in our stature. I especially enjoyed our long walks and chats he talked mostly about Cash. He bought tons of outfits for the little guy and it was evident how proud he was and how much he loved him. Reading all the comments on Facebook make me sad but also comforted me to know he was so loved and appreciated and touched so many people lives. Even though Ryan is gone the precious memories will live forever. Nan sends her love and is praying for us all to somehow get strength to get through this difficult time.

    • Jessie Chisholm and Claude Quigley says:

      Dear Yvonne: Many thanks to you, Gord and Kelli who responded so quickly when you heard of Ryan’s death. Having you at the house on Thursday gave us strength to travel to Kelowna. Yvonne, your words at the celebration were funny and touching and loving. We know that Ryan loved his Quigley/Dunne family! Love, Jessie and Claude.

  • Wanda Lundrigan says:

    Claude, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Such a tragedy. My thoughts are with you.

  • Mary Hunt says:

    Mrs.Quigley and extended family: Please accept my condolences on the death of your grandson and to Jessie and Claude and the Chisolm family who are mourning the loss of their son and loved one. I pray that God will give you strength and peace over the coming difficult days as your loved one is laid to rest.

    Mary Hunt

  • Craig and Patricia Tucker says:

    Just wanted to let you all know that we’re thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time.

    • Jessie Chisholm and Claude Quigley says:

      Dear Craig and Patricia: We are slowly responding to messages of condolence following Ryan’s death. Thank you so much for the beautiful card and for the gift of food. We shall talk when you return. Jessie & Claude

  • corsi says:

    Ryan u were a great father to cash and a good neighbor. You will be missed, I saw you that after noon you looked lost I wish I would of stopped maybe I could of given you some encouraging words

  • Tonya (Chisholm) Crowhurst says:

    Jessie, Claude and Colleen, I have been trying to find the words to express how sorry I am that you have lost your son and brother. I have no words. Please know that you and Ryan are in my thoughts. Big hugs to you all.

  • Heather Kinsella says:

    Please accept my deepest condolences. I know words cannot express the deep pain you and your family are feeling.Please know alot of people are thinking of you and praying for your family. Take Care.
    Heather Kinsella

  • Chelsea Quigley says:

    My cousin, you are greatly loved by your family. I wish I could give you a big hug. I miss you already.

  • Melanie Bell says:

    Ryan was such an amazingly genuine human being. From the moment I meet him I knew that he was one of those special people that you meet in life that you simply get joyful from just being around. The job we worked at together, ARO Inc, could be really high stress but just having him there, with his wit and humor, seemed to soften it for many of us.

    My world feels dimmer without him already I cannot even imagine how the people he loved and cared about the most feel. All my love, support and condolences’ to Cash, Ryan’s parents, family and loved ones.

    I thought I’d share a picture I have of Ryan in his pink shirt. We all razzed him about this shirt mercilessly but he deflected all detractors and charmed us. At the end of the day the pink shirt became cool around the office, and so many of us fell in love with this handsome, charming, articulate guy. We will be forever heartbroken at his loss.

  • Suzanne Jenkins says:

    Claude and Jesse
    I just want to express how sorry I am for your loss…I know words can’t express the depth of your grief…May God give you strength and peace in the coming days

  • Lucy O'Keefe says:

    Claude, Jessie and the Quigley family. My condolences. Thinking about you all during this difficult time.

  • Christine & Harry Pride says:

    To the Quigley Family
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the untimely passing of your loved one , Ryan. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you come to terms with this tragedy.

  • Christine & Harry Pride says:

    To the Quigley Family
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one , Ryan. May the treasured memories and expressions of sympathy as well as the comfort of family and friends bring you comfort during this time. From reading the messages of condolence it is plain to see that Ryan was an amazing young man who was truly loved. May God bless you all as you try to make sense of this tragedy .

  • Linda says:

    sending my deepest sympathy in my thoughts & prayers RIP Ryan ^i^ …

  • Cheryl McIntosh says:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Ryan. I worked with Ryan for a short time at Corix. I remember him getting ready to take Cash to see his family he needed a large suitcase and I provided him one – he was so excited about going – I will remember him as a fun loving guy – my heartfelt prayers go out to the family. He will surely be missed by anyone who came to meet him

  • Tania Lillie says:

    Such a heart breaking loss. I’m so sorry and saddened.

  • Linda Kealey says:

    Dear Jessie, Claude and Colleen:
    There are no words really to adequately convey our condolences. We were just in Toronto with Caitlin at a family event when she learned of Ryan’s death. We are thinking of you all and especially, Ryan. Take care.

  • Hilary Rose says:

    I am so sorry about your loss. I have many memories of Ryan from the hours spent at your home on Pine Bud.

    My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.


  • Randy Cook says:

    As a friend of the Quigleys while growing up.I offer my sincere condolences on the loss of Ryan. Claude, I can’t even imagine the pain of losing a child no matter what the age.May you all find the strength to move forward in such a difficult time.

  • Paschal and Mary says:

    Over the past few days we have been reading the many messages and viewing the many photos posted by Ryan’s friends and we know that our nephew meant a lot to a lot of people. Today our thoughts and prayers are with you as you gather with Ryan’s relatives and friends to celebrate his life and to share recollections of a life that endeared him to so many. May these stories be a source of comfort and strength for you during this difficult time.
    Much love and prayers
    Aunt Mary and Uncle Paschal

    • Jessie and Claude says:

      Dear Paschal and Mary:
      Thank you for all your support during this devastating time. Although a continent apart, we felt your constant support. The celebration in Kelowna was very comforting and we met so many of Ryan’s wonderful friends. So appreciated the emails from the girls and the help from Gregor. Love, Jessie and Claude

  • Violet and Dave Moores says:

    Jessie, Claude and Coleen, Thinking of you at this tragic time. There are no words that will ease your sorrow at this time. Please know that we are deeply saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Darlene, Rob, Jennifer and Helen says:

    As you celebrate Ryan’s life today, please know that he is in our prayers. You are all in our hearts and thoughts … Love Darlene, Rob, Jennifer and Helen

  • Stephanie says:

    I am so, so sad to hear of Ryans passing and want to give my condolences to Erin, Cash and his family. Ryan always spoke very highly of his son. He was a proud dad! Ryan mailed us a book when our son was born 4 years ago, seeing as he and my husband were big NFL fans, “go chiefs, go” will be a very special book for years to come. Such a thoughtful guy.
    I wish there was more I could say or do. I haven’t stopped thinking about Ryan or his family.
    He will be missed. My deepest sympathies to his family and much love.

  • Paulette Noseworthy says:

    Colleen and Family
    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. Do as your loved one would want,continue on in your lives and smile when you remember the good times that all of you shared Hugs

  • Joanne Belbin says:

    I went to high school with Ryan at Booth Memorial and Ryan was always the life of the party. He always made me laugh. I was so saddened to hear of his passing. The world has lost a great guy. My condolences.

  • glen sobchyshyn says:

    my thoughts are with all of you i knew ryan at marrusa marketing 9 years ago when we worked together great guy great memory glen sobchyshyn kelowna

  • Dwayne Quigley says:

    Hi uncle Claude…aunt Jessie and cousin Colleen,
    As I reflect back over the memories that I had the pleasure to share with your son and brother Ryan, they all seem to share a common bond….”Kindness” The only way someone can walk through life with a genuine kind attitude is from the cultivated love of his family…You guys make me proud to share our last name…..The first thing that pops into my head when I think about Ryan is that little smirk followed by a devious chuckle….

    ….Good bye Ryan !

  • Glenda Webber says:

    Claude and family, may you be comforted by many beautiful memories of Ryan. Sincere condolences.

  • jennifer (kennedy) hughes says:

    Claude and dear sweet Jessie: its been many years since i’ve seen you both….dating back to cmha days in St. John’s. Thinking of you and Colleen and hoping that your wonderful memories of your son brighten your darkest days. Jennifer Kennedy Hughes, CBS, NL.

  • Paul & Elaine Ludlow says:

    Claude and Jessie, we are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Ryan. As we try to imagine how difficult a time this is for you, please know that you are firmly in our thoughts.

    Paul and Elaine

  • Shirley Quilty says:

    To Claude and family, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Find peace in your memories.

  • Rhonda Fiander says:

    Claude and Jessie. I am so saddened to hear of Ryan’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hoping you find comfort in memories you share and peace in the knowledge that Ryan will live on in all who loved him. God bless.

  • Sheila Stickland & Sheri McConnell says:

    Claude and family, both Sheri and I were so very sorry to hear of Ryan’s passing. You and those dear to you are in our hearts and thoughts.
    Sheila Stickland & Sheri McConnell

  • Lisa Pottle says:

    Jessie, Claude and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I always think of Ryan as a tall, lanky, handsome boy with a shy smile. Our thoughts are with you.
    Lisa and Clay Pottle

  • Michael Smith says:

    Jessie, Claude, and Colleen,
    My condolences in the passing of Ryan. I have memories of him as a sweet, quiet boy, holding his own as the youngest of our quartet of kids. I know the wonderful memories will lift you in this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and hearts.
    Michael and Robin (Smith-Armstrong)

  • Darlene Scott says:

    Dear Claude and Jessie – I am extremely sad to hear this news. We need kind loving souls on this earth. We are thinking of you and hoping you have the strength, as parents and loving souls yourselves, to get through this. I know words are little comfort, but they come from my heart. Love to Colleen as well. ~Darlene Scott

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