Rylan Rissanen

Rylan Elizabeth Rissanen

April 22, 2013 – October 23, 2014

The family of Rylan are heartbroken to announce that their little angel has passed away at Children’s Hospital in her mother’s arms. She had many complications in her short life and stole the hearts of anyone who met her. Her fighting spirit and smile were an inspiration to us! Rylan will be dearly missed by her Mom and Dad; Kirby and Kyle Rissanen, her Nana and Papa; Minette and Bill Fawcett, Papa and Gamma; Ron and Charlene Rissanen, Great Grandparents: Charlie and Edith Fawcett and Bernadette Molleken, Auntie Tamara and Uncle Brent, Uncle Wes, Auntie Marina and Auntie Melissa.

The family wants to thank the nurses who cared for Rylan showering her with love and gifts. We are so thankful to Siobhan who was always there providing much support in Vancouver. In Rylan’s short life we met many medical personnel and want to thank them all. In particular we appreciate the ambulance attendants who were all so professional, kind and understanding. Thank you to Canuck Place staff and Children’s Hospital ICU. The family appreciates Linda Hicks and her food brigade and the many thoughtful friends who over the last year and a half have helped out.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Children’s Hospital, Canuck Place or Easter Seal House.

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart = Rylan Elizabeth


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