HAMBLIN, Ryan Jason
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August 1980 - February 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Ryan Jason Hamblin. Ryan was a beloved son, husband, father, and brother. He leaves behind his loving parents, Linda and Garry Hamblin, along with his adored and devoted wife Kari (Zerebecki) and cherished daughter, Ashtyn Hamblin, his loving in-laws, Bob and Bev Zerebecki, his treasured sister Lora Zerebecki, as well as many dedicated aunts, uncles and cousins. Ryan was a loving husband; father, son and brother, and he will always be greatly missed. An avid truck fan, Ryan would spend many hours in his garage, improving and tricking out his Chevy S-10. Ryan was a huge sports fan, he enjoyed cheering on his teams from home, pubs, or the game if he had the chance to go. His parents are Stampeder fans and he loved to watch the games with them. Born in August 1980, Ryan brought joy and love into the lives of everyone he met. As a Central Memorial High School graduate, he was a hard working individual who loved to have fun with his friends. If there was ever a person who enjoyed a good joke, it was Ryan. His smile could brighten up a room. Ryan was an exceptionally strong person. He was always there with words of advice, a quick joke, funny face, or a hug. Ryan's favorite time of year was Halloween. He loved to decorate the house to thrill and chill the neighborhood. He spent many days planning and revamping his design, making sure it was different every year. Ryan was very proud of his Dutch heritage, and planned on one day taking his daughter to see the beautiful windmills. In September 2011 he wed his longtime girlfriend and best friend, Kari Zerebecki. One of the happiest days in his life was last April, when he and wife Kari welcomed their beautiful daughter, Ashtyn Marie, into their little family. Her bright and beautiful smile is a reminder to all of those who loved Ryan that he will always be there with them. Services will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a Trust Fund has been set up in Ashtyn's name at any TD Bank under the account 8073 6051071 in the name of Seth Vanderzweep in trust of Ashtyn Hamblin. To forward condolences, please visit our website: www.mountainviewmemorial.ca. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL GARDENS, FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM, 1605 - 100 Street S.E., Calgary, AB (1.5 km east of 84 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Mar. 2, 2013