IAN BRYANS
IAN BRYANS Ian passed away peacefully, but far too young, at the age of 63 on the morning of August 1, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his remarkable parents Helen and Bill Bryans, his heartbroken wife Lynn and he was a proud father to sons Matt (Emily) and Shane (Lianne). He was a terrific brother to sisters Wendy (Jeff) and Martha (Tom). Ian was a fun loving uncle to Tait, Danielle, Brook, Katie, Briana, Laura, Patrick, Shawn, Theo and Carter. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Ian started his professional career playing CFL football for the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and won two Grey Cups with the Edmonton Eskimos. Embarking into the business world, Ian worked with AC Nielsen, Alberto- Culver, Sterling Drug, Reckitt Benckiser and was president of Crossmark Brokerage Canada. To finish his highly successful career, Ian dabbled in the boutique food industry and soft medical supplies as a Sales and Logistics Consultant. Ian was the ultimate family man and his BBQs were legendary. Through his coaching of baseball and football, he was a mentor and father figure to many . Above all Ian, our gentle giant was the kindest, most selfless, intelligent but witty man you could ever meet. He was everyone's super hero and will be greatly missed. A celebration of Ian's life will take place soon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Guelph Gryphon Football, Attention: Stu Lang, in Memory of Ian Bryans, University of Guelph - Athletics, 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph, ON N1G 2W1. All donations to be matched by the team's Triple Victory Program.


Published by Toronto Star on Aug. 3, 2015.
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I have known Ian through my wonderful friend Helen and watched her pride in her son as he grew.My deepest sympathy to you and the family as you mourn a very special husband, father and son.
Beatryce Spiegel
August 31, 2015
Dear Lynn, please accept my deepest condolences. It's such a sad and difficult time for you and the boys. With the passage of time, I hope your heart mends. Thinking of you and sending big hugs.
With love,
Sue Hainey
August 28, 2015
Dear Lynn,
I'm so sorry about Ian...We just came back from our holidays & I just find out about this sad news...Please accept our truly condolences and you and your family are in our prayers.
Take care,
Marilu & Clark
Marilu & Clark Silva-Steffy
August 10, 2015
Lynn & Boys
I am so sorry for your loss. Ian was a great man who always had tremendous passion, energy and made a difference in everything he touched. Ian was not only a mentor to me, but a valued friend. Ian made being away from home palatable for me by sharing many great dinners while on the road, especially Greek restaurants. The first thing Ian would order was Calamari. To this day every time I order Calamari, I remember those days fondly, the laughs and reminiscing about our old football playing days and how much he was enjoying watching and volunteering with his boys sports. Ian was a great boss, friend and client. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Tony & Kim Prencipe (Phoenix, AZ)
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Tony Prencipe
August 10, 2015
Dear Lynn, So very sorry to hear of Ian's passing. I have many fond memories of you, Ian, Matt and Shane when you lived on the Brock Rd. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Marion Norton
Marion Norton
August 9, 2015
Dear Lynn and Family:
May your heart find healing in cherished memories.
May your spirit find comfort in the thoughts and prayers of those who care about you.
Sharing in your Sorrow,
Sincerely,
jann white (CPAir colleague)
jann white
August 8, 2015
Such a shock to hear the sad news Lynn. You are in my thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.
Katherine Brown
August 8, 2015
Lynn
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Ian, I had the good fortune to meet him a few times over the years and he was a wonderful person.
August 7, 2015
Dear Lynn, please accept our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Yvonne and Don Weaver
Yvonne, Don Weaver
August 7, 2015
Lynn , So very sorry to hear the sad news of Ian's passing....I just want you to know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts . Take good care Lynn .
Ian Marsh
August 7, 2015
Dear Lynn, Matt and Shane,

I'm so sorry for your loss. My most heartfelt sympathy go out to you all during this difficult time.

Diane Blais
Diane Blais
August 7, 2015
My deepest condolences Lynn to you and your family.
Wendy Saint
August 7, 2015
Dear Lynn, I extend heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this sad time. Karen Bonham-Ionson.
Karen Bonham-Ionson
August 7, 2015
Dear Lynn and Family,
Our deepest,heartfelt sympathies on the unexpected loss of Ian.
The Bryans BBQs will definitely remain legendary.
I will never forget how effortlessly Ian pushed Michael around in his wheelchair over the broken up streets of Puerto Vaharta.As couple,we had many good times.
Ian was the laid-back,jovial one while eloquently expounding on worldly business affairs.
Ian was a wonderful human being.
Hugs to you all,
Natalie,Stephanie,Jonathan,Melissa Moga.
August 6, 2015
Dear Lynn,Matt and Shane,
Our deepest,heartfelt sympathies on the unexpected loss of Ian. The Bryans BBQs will definitely remain legendary.
I will never forget when we were in Puerto Vaharta,how effortlessly Ian pushed Michael around in his wheelchair.As couples, we enjoyed many good times.
Ian was always the laid-back,jovial one while eloquently expounding on worldly business affairs. He truly was a wonderful human being.
Hugs to you all.
Natalie,Stephanie,Jonathan and Melissa Moga
August 6, 2015
Dear Lynn, Chris & I are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of your best friend & partner in life, Ian. Sending you our condolences and thinking of you at this difficult time.
Lis Gibson
August 6, 2015
Lynn I am speechless. My condolence to you and your family. Xoxo
Grace Woo
August 6, 2015
Lyn,I wish you peace in this sad time. I hope wonderful memories help to sustain you and your family now and always. Take care of your hearts.
Sandy Moore
August 6, 2015
Lynn, SO incredibly saddened by this news. My heart goes out to you & your Family. Very deepest condolences to you. xox
Faye
Faye Carter
August 6, 2015
DearLynn: My condolences to you and your family at this very sad time.

Sandie McConvey
August 6, 2015
Heartbreaking. My love and prayers and with you and your family, Linda Thorne
August 6, 2015
Deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague Ian. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim and Sylvie Bezeau
August 5, 2015
Dear Lynn,
So sorry to hear of Ian's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very sad time.God Bless & may time & wonderful memories heal you through your grief.
Sandy Remus
August 5, 2015
So sorry to hear about your dear husband passing away. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this terribly sad time.
Debbie Schriber
August 5, 2015
Shocked and saddened by your loss. Thinking of the entire Bryans Clan at this time and holding you close in our hearts.
Margaret and Kirk Gage-Conrod
August 5, 2015
So sorry for your loss, Lynn. Ian was a good teammate and good friend. My heart aches for you and your family. Thinking of you.
Curt Rush, Toronto
August 4, 2015
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family Lynn. Such a loss.
Mary Keough
August 4, 2015
Dear Lynn, Shane and Matt,
We were so shocked by the news of Ian's passing far too soon. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and may your cherished memories and love give you strength during this very difficult time. Sincerely, Ken and Chris
Chris Pugsley
August 4, 2015
Dear Lynn,
Words cannot express how sad I feel for you and your wonderful family at this difficult time. I know how close you were as a family. Please accept my deepest condolences. I pray that your love and memories will sustain you..... Fondly, Paula Carinci
Paula Carinci
August 4, 2015
Dear Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Maria Ventolini
August 4, 2015
I am so very saddened to hear this news. My heart goes out to Ian's family. I knew him ions ago - when we worked together at Alberto Culver. I will always remember his quiet strength and wisdom - a class act that will never be forgotten.
Sonya Rosenwirth
August 4, 2015
Dear Lynn,
Sending deepest sympathies to you and your entire family, so very sorry to hear of your loss.
Sincerely,
Cindy Hughes
Cindy Hughes
August 4, 2015
Dear Lynn,
My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family, thinking of you.
Cindy Hughes
August 4, 2015
Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers.
Judy Jenner
August 4, 2015
Dear Lynn, My sincerest condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time. Know that you are being kept close in thought and prayer. Sincerely, Susan xo
Susan Vriens
August 4, 2015
Lynn my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this very difficult sad time!! God bless xo.. Faith Hope Love and Peace
Barbara gray
August 4, 2015
Dear Lynn, I wanted you to know that you and your sons are in my thoughts at this very difficult time.
Druanne Demski
August 4, 2015
My hearts and prayers go out to Lynn and family. Ian was always a true gentleman. I learned a lot from Ian. I will never forget
Dina Biasini
August 4, 2015
Dear Lynn - we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Very are brave and strong to enjoy and celebrate his life this evening at the club with friends, Diana Macdonald and Pierre Bianchetti from ORC
August 4, 2015
Sorry to hear about Ian, sending sympathy and love to you and your boys.
Judy Portz
August 4, 2015
We were shocked and saddened at the news of Ian's death. We often talk about "Junior", his great sense of humour and skills as a story teller. He was a tough linebacker and a great teammate. Always a gentleman.
Lynn, you and your family will be in our prayers.
Dale and Jan Potter
Eskimo friends
Dale Potter
August 4, 2015
Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family Lynn.
Sincerely
Sandy Griffin- Reading
Sandy Griffin-Reading
August 4, 2015
My deepest condolences Lynn to you and the boys.
Joanne Mitchell
August 4, 2015
We were very saddened to hear of Ian's passing. He was a childhood classmate and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. We still see Helen and Bill often in Dundas and can't imagine the heartache they are feeling. Although we lost touch with Ian over the years , he will always be remembered by us as a fun loving and wonderful person.
John and Sue Allum
August 4, 2015
My sincere thoughts are with you and the guys
Linda Boyko
August 3, 2015
Sincere condolences to you and your family Lynn. Wishing you Peace and sending Love
Irene (Wewers) Cartwright
August 3, 2015
There are no words to describe how saddened I am to hear of Ian's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Debbie Grant
August 3, 2015
Dearest Lynn,
I am so saddened to hear this. My heart aches for you and your children and all of Ian's family . I know how much your family means to you and I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through. Please know that you and your family are in many people's thoughts and prayers. Sending you love.
Lori Ehrenworth
August 3, 2015
My deepest sympathies to the Bryans family for the loss of Ian; a friend and mentor who I have the greatest respect for. A very sad day.
Brad Hatt
August 3, 2015
Dear Lynn There are no words to express the extreme sadness Roberto & I feel for you, your boys, his parents and all those that had the opportunity to know and love Ian. Please know that our thoughts are you...Rhonda & Roberto
August 3, 2015
Lynn and boys: We are all having a hard today. All your tennis friends are thinking of you - no words can explain. Sharon Caruk
August 3, 2015
My deepest condolences to you and your sons Lynn...I'm very sadden by this news...thinking of you and sending hugs.
Kathy (Zaleski) Dockendorff
Kathy Dockendorff
August 3, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, Lynn. May the Good Lord give you strength at this sad and difficult time.....leslie klein.
August 3, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you Lynn and your family.
Sylvia Locke
August 3, 2015
So very sorry for your loss Lynn and family. My thoughts are with you.
Karen Cassian
August 3, 2015
My heartfelt sympathy Lynn ..My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...
Linda Jackson
August 3, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours Lynn. May the Good Lord give you strength at this sad and difficult time.
August 3, 2015
Dear Lynn:
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Ian. You two made such a perfect couple! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sorrowful time.
Karin Smith
August 3, 2015
Dearest Lynn, Shane and Matty: I was as shocked as everyone to hear today of Ian's passing. It is simply not fair. I haven't seen any of you for several years now but you have always been in my thoughts as the wonderful friends you were when I lived in Toronto. I have fun-filled memories of travelling to Rome with you when Ian left his passport in a taxi when getting out at a B&B. Only Ian would have the luck that the taxi driver drove back with the passport when he realized it was in his cab. And Ian - with you, Lynn - had the best ever pool parties and barbeques. I always marvelled at how perfect you were for each other. I can't express my sadness, Lynn - I am so so sorry to hear this news. My sincerest condolences from the bottom of my heart.
Anne xo
Anne Calder
August 3, 2015
Dear Lynn,
My heart is full of sadness for you and your family.
May the love of all who know and cherish you give you strength at this sorreful time in your life.
Wayne Harvie
August 3, 2015
My deepest sympathies Lynn and family.
Diane Arsenault
August 3, 2015
So sorry for your loss Lynn my heart goes out to you and your boys jan michaels
August 3, 2015
Our heartfelt condolences to friends and family of Ian. We haven't seen the Bryans for many years but we'll never forget spending a week on a houseboat with Lynn and Ian and three 18 month old toddlers.
Love to all.
John and Nadia Lennox
John & Nadia Lennox
August 3, 2015
We are saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Our hearts are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.
David and Rebecca Moga
August 3, 2015
August 3, 2015
Our Loving thoughts & prayers are with you all; treasuring memories of years gone by; a friend that was larger than life; peace be with you all, david &nancy mceachnie
August 3, 2015
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