Lillian Ryan

Obituary of Lillian Ryan

Ryan: Lillian (nee Elia)

Peacefully with family by her side, Lillian Ryan passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on January 26, 2024 in her 80th year.

Born in Toronto, Lillian was the daughter of Peter and Mary (nee Nickoloff) Elia.

Lillian was the beloved wife and soul mate of 56 years to Donald Ryan (2021).

Her memory is forever cherished by her Nieces and Nephew, Dianne King of Chatham, Ron King of Barrie, and Rosemarie Arndt of Chatham. Great-Aunt to Nicholas King of Barrie.

She will be missed by her siblings, Kay (Les) Warren, John (Marilyn, 2022) Elia, Dianne (Ron, 2012) King.

As per Lillian's wishes, cremation has taken place. She will be laid to rest with her husband in Toronto, Ontario.

Donations made in memory of Lillian to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be left at

McKinlay Funeral Home

459 St. Clair Street, Chatham



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