It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ryan Howard Austin Plante at the age of 33, on May 18, 2022 in Hope, British Columbia. Ryan is predeceased by his grandfathers Ralph Plante and Herbert Collicott. Ryan is survived by his father Howard, mother Shawna, daughters Bailey Jane, Tally Mae, and Bacardi, granddaughter Alize, sister Raechel, brother Brett (Barb), niece Olivia, nephew Alexander, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandmothers Alice (Del) Plante and Elizabeth Collicott, the mother of his children Tanya, as well many friends who became family.
Ryan was born on May 17, 1989 in Fort McMurray, Alberta. At the age of 16, he moved to BC to start a better life for himself, and he did just that. Ryan was one of the most hard-working, strong, and selfless people you could have met. He prided himself in the accomplishments he had made in his short life. His proudest moments were being a dad to his two beautiful daughters, Peanut and Ty (Bailey and Tally). Ryan was passionate in everything he did from being a dad, a husband, rodeos, cutting firewood (or just cutting down trees), being the entertainer that he was with his shocking stories, and raising his precious cattle. He was a man of many jobs, from fencing to the pipeline, and met so many good people along the way. Ryan was the type of the person to put others before himself, and help anyone in need without thinking twice. He loved all his friends and family deeply, even if he had a funny way of showing it. We all know he had to say what was on his mind, rude or not; but that is what made Ryan, Ryan.
To keep Ryan’s selfless spirit alive, we ask you to consider doing a random act of kindness.
Mental health is a taboo subject for a lot of people, people who are struggling could be embarrassed or ashamed to come forward and ask for help. Sometimes the strongest or happiest people in your life are struggling and it’s hard for us to tell. These past few years have been hard on everyone in the world, and maybe we should check up on our loved ones more often than not. Every human life is unique and valuable.
Canada Suicide Prevention Line
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On Saturday June 11, 2022, at 11am in Clinton, BC, there will be a graveside interment at the Clinton Pioneer Cemetery for Ryan, followed by a reception at the Clinton Rodeo Grounds at 2pm.