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Friends and family of former Ryeish Green pupil Ryan Batt, who died when he was struck by a hit and run driver, have paid tribute to a “top lad” and a “lovely guy”.

The 28-year-old is thought to have been hit by a silver Vauxhall Astra that threw his body into the front garden of a house in Shinfield Road at 5.15am on Sunday.

Police arrested an 18-year-old Reading man in connection with the incident yesterday. He was released on police bail until July 22.

Royals fan Mr Batt lived with his fiancée Nichola Herbert in Pevensey Court, Newstead Rise, Whitley. Tragically, yesterday was Nichola’s 27th birthday.

Mr Batt worked at engineering and construction company Jacobs Associates at Suttons Business Park, and was well-known in The Maidens and Sportsman pubs, both in Shinfield Road.

Miss Herbert and Mr Batt’s family, mum Debbie and dad Mike, a purchasing manager of Reading Buses, of Bryber Close in Whitley, were too upset to speak to the Evening Post yesterday but his younger brother Martin posted a message on his Facebook page: “Martin is thinking of the brother he loved and lost. Love you always Ryan x x x”.

Speaking of Mr Batt, relief manager of the Sportsman Claire Oakley, said: “He was a well-known face and a lovely guy. A lot of his friends drink in here as well, so it is a real loss.”

A barmaid at The Maidens, who chose not to be named, added: “He used to be a regular down here with his fiancée but they became a bit more settled in recent years so we didn’t see them so much."

Mr Batt was a keen footballer and spent the past two-and-a-half years playing for Chalfont Park FC, based in Lower Earley.

Steve Prout, who heads up the club, said the defender was very popular.

“Ryan was well-liked within the club. He was ‘Mr Reliable’, very versatile and was happy to play in any position for any of the sides – be it the first team, the reserves or the B team,” he said. “I have spoken to some of the players and they are all very shocked.”

Neil Armitage, a PE teacher at Ryeish Green who used to teach Mr Batt before he left the school in 1997, said: “I remember him very well. I am very sad and in a bit of shock, especially coming after Robert Spence who went here as well."

Lorna McArdle, a friend of Miss Herbert’s, added: “It is such a tragedy. I can’t imagine what Nichola must be going through. They were talking of getting married and had been engaged for a few years.”

Police are still keen to speak to a black cab driver thought to have stopped to speak to the driver of the silver Vauxhall Astra.

Police have also traced the driver of a yellow flat-bed truck that was in the area at the time.

Officers were first called on Sunday morning to a garage block thought to be in Shinfield Rise, after a car was seemingly abandoned and a man spotted walking away.

While searching the area, they found debris on Shinfield Road, between the junctions of Cressingham Road and Beech Road that led the police to the discovery of Mr Batt’s body.

Inspector Jim Strachan, of Thames Valley Police road policing department, added: “We are keen to contact the black cab driver as he is likely to have evidence that is vital to the investigation.”

Anyone with information can call Insp Strachan on 08458 505 505 with the URN 406 1/6/08, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Published in Reading Post from Jun. 3 to Jun. 8, 2008.
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June 24, 2009
Hiya mate,

Cannot believe it has been 1 year since this happened seems like only days ago I was reading about what had happened.

Myself Mrs Gavin and Kerry still miss u mate.

Last season with Chalfont was not quite the same without a Ryan Batt super skill on the egde of our box with only seconds to go!

I hope you keep an eye in on the team mate you will never be forgotten.
June 1, 2009
Thinking of you all the time xxx
Reading Resident
June 1, 2009
A year on, and no less painful. Darren and I miss you more than you'd know, keeping your memory alive at plenty of gigs. Off to see Oasis in 12 days, and will be thinking of you. Rest in Peace.
Frank and Darren xxx
Frances Calvert
September 28, 2008
Ryan's 18th Birthday
September 28, 2008
Hey Ryan, Happy Birthday. We are all missing you so much. i still cant believe you ent ever gunna pop into mum & dads again. i hope you are proud of us all and give me some luck at the races today, i could do with some at the moment. i miss you mate
Love You xxx
Martin Batt
September 3, 2008
hi ryan you probably never realised just how greatly you are missed, we are keeping an eye on nichola for you and i we are all gradually comming to terms with the thought that you are no longer in our lives but never out of our thoughts. god Bless xx
diane herbert
July 24, 2008
We the family of Anthony Maynard, offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Ryan's family. We too know the grief and heartache of such a loss, having lost our Anthony of 25 years, in a similarly sudden and tragic way, just 3 short weeks ago.
It's obvious that Ryan was a wonderful man too.
Our thoughts are with you, we know the pain you are going through.
Dave, Sue and Theresa Maynard
July 8, 2008
hi babe you had a good send of you were loved and liked by so many people.
can't believe its been six weeks it feels like a life time , been thinking of you everyday, I know you will be looking down on me and protecting me, i will never find a best friend like you, i will try to live a care free live just like you did, i'll see you again one day but for now rest in peacexx
nichola herbert
June 21, 2008
New Ryan from Polish FC and the man was so cool, loved to enjoy himself and take life in his stride...will be sorely missed by all
Mikey Haynes
June 20, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008

shaz jordan
June 19, 2008
I remember Ryan as a child. Particularly when his mum Debbie, who is my cousin used to bring him over to our Nan's house in Foxhays road.
I met him a few times as an adult and he struck me as a really nice young man.
I was moved to read all the tributes, a man with many friends.

My thoughts and prayers are with you Debbie, Mike and the family at this time.

God bless you,
With my love, Andy.
Andrew Lunn
June 19, 2008
Ryan - I have only been working at Jacobs for just over a year now and when I joined, your section and mine were both on the same floor - you were always very polite and we often exchanged a "morning" or "how are you today" with each other. I know that your friends and colleagues here at Jacobs will miss you and your smile.
My thoughts are with your family, fiancee and friends at this sad time, such a tragedy.
Thinking of you today on the day of your funeral - Rest in Peace.
Jane Quelch
June 19, 2008
I worked at Babtie, I have since retired I knew Ryan who was always smiling and happy go lucky, a very polite and courteous young man, he will be missed by all who knew him and came into contact with him. I would like to offer my condolences to his family and fiancee at this sad time.
Jean Clements
June 19, 2008
I still cant believe we wont be seeing Ryan again. That's the hardest part as I need to keep reminding myself of it. Ryan was just simply one us here at work and one of the good guys. No fuss, great fun and a laugh to boot.
I deepest condolences to his close family, friends and Nichola.
June 18, 2008
Martin, I never met Ryan but if he was anything like you then he is one of the best. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this saddest of times.
Love from Corby Mike Jamie and Hazel
Corby Barkus
June 18, 2008
Ryan, words can't express how sad we are over your loss. All we can say is that we feel proud to have known you and that you were a brilliant best friend & bestman at our wedding. All we have are happy memories which will last a life time. It won't be the same without you & Anton chilling out & watching footy all Sunday afternoon & evening with a few beers! Thank you too for being Charlotte's godfather. We'll make sure she knows all about you as she gets older & what a fantastic person you were. We'll never forget you & treasure all the memories.Take care & all our love Kate, Anton & Charlotte x x x x
Katie & Anton Baker
June 18, 2008
I went to primary school with Ryan as well as Ryeish Green. I just dug out my primary school year book which ryan signed when we left, he wrote 'batty is skills' which he certainly was, doesn't look like that changed. Top guy. Rest in peace Ryan.
Beth Shurmer
June 17, 2008
My deepest sympathies go out to the family of Ryan Batt. I never met Ryan but judging by the rest of the family this couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
D Critcher
June 16, 2008
ryan i remember you when you and jason was growing up have not seen as much of you in the last few years but reading about you has made me very proud of my nephew in our hearts always
kath jack pickett
June 14, 2008

You have obviously touched so many people’s lives and I am so proud to call you my brother. I really don’t know why this happened to you. You have never hurt anyone and you were so laid back you were lying down.

Things will never be the same without you but we have all got only good memories of you, like when you were trying to cook some frozen peas and didn't put any water in the pan as you thought the ice would melt and cook them!!!

You have done so much with your life but there should have been a lot more. It isn't gunna be the same at The Festival this year without you.

I love you so much and I hope you will always be watching me and I will try to make you proud.

All my love to the best big brother a boy could ask for,
Martin xxx
Martin Batt
June 12, 2008
Work just isnt the same without you, cant stop thinking about you Ryan
Hope your ok up there and keep smiling down on everyone
June 11, 2008
Ryan and I knew each other in our younger days - we were neighbours and in the same class at school.

We didn't really keep in touch as much as we should have, but our mum's have definitely done well!!!

Was really good seeing Ryan at the time when I was getting married - I remember saying we should definitely try and meet up more.

Looks like I'll have to wait for that chance now and keep the good memories of our younger days... days of spectrum, computer games, football.

Condolences to the whole family,
RIP Ryan!
Amrit Parmar
June 11, 2008
It has been a joy and an honour to be your friend Ryan for the last 5, nearly 6 years. I remember the first night I met you and Nichola we immediately got to talking about music and our love for the same bands, and it has been that way ever since. We had so many plans, you were to be our best man at our wedding next year. Darren and I will be thinking of you always and especially at every gig for the rest of our lives! We are so devastated you aren't here with us anymore, and I hope you watch over us all with the angels until one day we join you.. All our love, Frank and Darren xx
Frances Calvert
June 10, 2008
I am so sorry to have learnt of Ryans tragic death and at a particularly poignant time in the lives of many close freinds and family.

My son Pete and the boys including Scott, Darren, Trigger etc will all miss him so.

I hope Nicky and the family will get some comfort from the messages left here. What a popluar guy!

It is also nice to see so many familiar names from Ryans past, especially from the football teams of his school days and pals from Ryeish Green. (I used to be sec for Spencers Wood Boys FC)

Its a very difficult time for everyone just now, but try to celebrate Ryans life and remember him well and with a warm heart.

RIP Ryan
Lynda Davison
June 9, 2008
sorry of your sad loss never knew RYAN he must have been a lovely man my prayers are with you all god bless
madelaine sweeney
June 8, 2008
I worked with Ryan for the last 18 months and during that time I cannot think of an occasion that he didn’t have a smile on his face. He was a top bloke and the many good times and the laughs we had will stay with me forever.

My thoughts are with Nichola and your family at this difficult time.

It was an honour to have called you my friend, R.I.P. mate.
Richard Rowberry
June 8, 2008

Words cannot express the sense of loss that we are feeling right now, you have been a big part of our lives and for that we thank you.

As a family i don't think we could have been any closer and that closeness will help us all through.
You are a credit to this family and we are all so proud of you.

Family times will never be the same again but our memories will be with us always.

Lots of Love,
From Uncle Darren, Tania and your Cousins James and Jenson.
Tania Taylor
June 7, 2008
i didnt know Ryan but sat here reading this guestbook im in tears such a waste! you seemed like such a nice man RIP x
June 7, 2008
Ryan and Family

My thoughts are with you all at this time. My most significant memory of Ryan was when myself and Katie came to stay at your happy house and poor Ryan finished work and learnt that he had to spend the night in his sisters pink flowery room!!!!

He will be greatly missed and is a credit to you all.

Love and support

Lucy McNelly
Lucy McNelly
June 6, 2008
Find it hard to believe that you gone mate, the last time we met was on the footy pitch against each other. It was some time after we left school, but it seemed like time had stood still like we were back at school in the tennis courts chasing that ball around always kicking it over that bloody fence! It is a cruel world sometimes but hopefully your fiance and family can gain strength in the knowlege that you were a true gent and one of lifes nice blokes and it was an honour to have known you. No doubt you will be missed by all
karl leighton
June 6, 2008
Michael Debbie and family. Although we are not with you,Know that we are all deeply saddened and greiving for you and your loss. With heartfelt sympathy . Brother Jack and all the family at sheerness. God bless you Ryan.
Jack Batt
June 6, 2008
Everything I've tried to type sounds like such a cliche so I've started again for the 8th time although it always comes back to the same thing - Ryan was a genuinely lovely guy and I honestly can't remember anyone ever saying a bad word about him. Always smiling, fun and gentle, this is such a tragic waste of a life for someone who had so much ahead of him.
My thoughts are completely with your family and fiancee.
Rest in peace Ryan - you will be remembered.
Natalie Scott
June 6, 2008
My heart goes out to His Family and Friends, And my thoughts are with you. I never had the privilege to meet Ryan, but I know he is sorely missed. Rest in peace.
Robyn Smith
June 6, 2008
So shocked to hear the news. It was only a week before I'd played football with Ryan for the Jacobs team. Such a nice bloke, always helpful and with a smile on his face. RIP mate.
Raminder Dhendsa
June 6, 2008
I didnt know ryan that well but had pleasure of meeting him a couple of times via football with Reading Buses FC and Caversham Town. He was such a nice guy. My thoughts are with you all and I firmly feel that he is in a better place now.
Richard Dunne
June 6, 2008
I only met Ryan a couple of times (he was best mates with my son-in-law Richard) but he was a great guy, full of energy and fun to be with. Sincere condolences to his family and fiancee Nichola. God bless.
June 5, 2008
I sat opposite Ryan for 3 years whilst working at Jacobs, we shared a love of music and often exchanged CDs and always swapped festival stories.

He always seemed the quiet one of the bunch until we were out socialising, then he would be the happy go lucky one who got the party started....

I just can't believe that he has gone, it's so unfair, he was such a nice lad, he seemed so happy too.

I hope the coffee doesn't smell like hot dogs where you are now and that your cheeky chappy smile is still as wide as ever.
Carrie Stabler
June 5, 2008
Although I did not know Ryan I know his brother Martin through my sister, if he was anything like you then he must have been a top bloke! You have been/are brilliant with my little niece Ellie and treat her like your own, you are special to both of them and you have lots of loving friends to support you at this very sad time, remember the good times, by reading these comments it sounds like there were many, take care speak soon x
Tracie Townsend
June 5, 2008
cousins together
June 5, 2008
Ryan, I remember the summers spent playing football with my brothers Jess and Andy in Rushden Drive. You were a top fella you had a great aura about you, even though we didnt interact much!!! You will be sorely missed. Best wishes to the Nichola, family, and
Pam Sahota
June 5, 2008
Rip ryan all my love and thoughts to all of ryans family god bless xxx
carla houghton
June 5, 2008
June 5, 2008
after a few at his sisters wedding
June 5, 2008
All our heart warming sympathy goe's to all the family on your sad loss. Don't forget you still have all the happy memories of Ryan.
Payroll Reading transport
June 5, 2008
looking a little nervous
June 5, 2008
i like to say how sorry i am to here about ryans death.i new ryan from were i worked. which is morrisons super market we would like to send our condolence to all his family he will never be forgotten at morrisons.he was a very hard worker & will deeply be missed.
pauline smith
June 5, 2008
first music festival treasure island , san franciscio
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yosimite sf
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san francisco 2007
June 5, 2008
Ryan, you and Nichola were always better known to me by the nicknames I gave you, Raj and Nik Nak and I'll always remember the fantastic laughs and great times we had whether it be the crazy nights in town, holidays or camping. You and nik nak were a fantastic couple and I just can't imagine how much she'll miss you! But I'll try to just keep my memories of all the funny times when you made me laugh! RIP Raj xx
Kelly-Anne Wise
June 5, 2008
to nichola
i am sorry for not mentioning you when i posted my first message but did not know what to i did this

i know that your love was strong and true
and this is how ryan felt
for you
so let this love live long in your heart and it will feel like your never apart

Be close to him whenever you can
because he was a very great man
it says so in this very book
so when you feel sad take a look

the pain and anger hurt so much and all you want is his loving touch
but if you remember all the above is true
then he will always be there with you

i will say a pray for you and hope one day that you can make sense of this mindless and tragic event.god bless you.
vicki's father in law
June 5, 2008
I knew Ryan from school and he was a fantastic friend, he had great taste in footy and was always up for a laugh! I wish I'd seen him more once school finished but I never thought anything like this would happen. My heart goes out to his family and finacee, I hope you all get the support needed. He will live forever in the hearts of those who knew him and if you knew him like me your memories will make you smile!
Steve Ottley
June 5, 2008

It is extremely touching to read all the tributes left to you. It shows what a great guy you were! A lot of credit should go to your fantastic mum and dad who helped shape your early years. With their love, guidance and encouragement it enabled you to become the happy, friendly, kind and much loved person everyone is talking about. The 3 of you (your sister and brother) were all sweet, polite kids, who grew into well-adjusted lovely young adults. And it is that loving family who are pulling together to support each other, Nichola and all the other family members and friends during this very difficult and emotional time.

You will be a much missed son, fiancé, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin, friend and colleague.

I hope and pray that someday soon your Uncle and I will be able to remember all the happy times and fond memories of our family get togethers instead of the extreme sadness in our hearts at your sudden, untimely and unjust passing.

Forever in our thoughts.

With love Uncle Dean, Melanie and cousin Harrison xxxx
Melanie Taylor
June 5, 2008
Remember Ryan from when we used to drink in the Sportsman and the Maidens a few years ago. So very sorry for his girl and his family. God bless you all, may the lad rest in peace. Such a waste
Ken Murphy
June 5, 2008
Even though we did not know him on a personal level. I do remember serving Ryan the odd beer or two.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan's family and Friends.
The Polish Social Club
June 5, 2008
Ryan, we can't believe that life can be so cruel.
You were a great lad, footy and music mad, even if it was Spurs, you know how we all felt about that. But you loved Nichola and made her happy so we let you off.
It was a pleasure to have you as part of our family and you will be greatly missed.
We will try to help Nichola through this difficult time our love is with you both.

Forever in our hearts
Denise, Phil, Emma & Michael
Denise Almond
June 5, 2008
Ryan, i cant believe this has happened to you. You are such a lovely fun loving guy. Going to miss you, sleep well ryan. You'll be forever in our thoughts. All my love goes out to nichola, debbie, michael, vicky and martin and family.
Emma Mitchell
June 5, 2008
Ryan your a top bloke, I never met anyone like you, always chilled and so relaxed, and you made my sister Nich so happy, I was only really getting to know you properly again, but still remember raving to out of space in the walkabout, you will be really missed, take care
Neil Herbert
June 5, 2008
The Lads day out at the Races! (The Taylor/Batt family celebrating Grandad's 70th - Sept 2006
June 4, 2008
Words can not explain...thinking of the family and friends of Ryan at this very sad time x seemed like such a top bloke
June 4, 2008
Had the the plesure of working with Ryan at Safeway and at Ryeish Green. RIP Ryan.
Gavin Cox
June 4, 2008
May you R.I.P Ryan
Our deepest sympathies to all the family
Barnaby and Karen Kean
June 4, 2008
A Great Brother
June 4, 2008
The Dancing Family
June 4, 2008
The Proudest Men In The World
June 4, 2008
Good Face :)
June 4, 2008
I referee'd Ryan for quite a few years at Rivermead on a Sunday night. He was always the perfect gentleman and never argued, even when decisions went against him.
Steve McMahon
June 4, 2008
I new Ryan from back in the old Safeway days. He was always kind and helpful. A gentle and fun person who had his headphones in a lot. I've only recently got in contact with him through facebook and seeing him out and about. Such a tragic loss, such a zest for life. This truly can be such a cruel world. To the Batt family and Nichola my deepest sympathys to you all. To Ryan, your be a star in the night sky now mate. R.I.P my friend
Kerry Chard
June 4, 2008
I'll never forget our trip with my brother and Jay to Silverstone only a month ago. Laugh a minute from the minute i picked him up to the minute i dropped him home, that was Ryan all over, always up for a laugh and a beer of course (the only one to pack the essentials that day), priceless.

R.I.P Ryan, never forgotten and always in our thoughts
Craig Adams
June 4, 2008
It was an honour to have known you through football on Sunday mornings. My families thoughts and prayers are with your family, fiancé and friends at this sad time. Ryan will always be in our hearts and the happy memories will remain with myself and his fellow team mates.
Richard Greasley
June 4, 2008
i didnot know you,but i am shocked at the way your life was taken away.i send love to your family and may you,ryan always be at peace.
j s
June 4, 2008
Ryan you were our son Darren's best mate you went to all your favorite concerts together you grew up together and turned into fine young men darren will miss you so much as we will and we will never forget your lovely smile god bless ryan
liz & keith sewell
June 4, 2008
We never met Ryan untill the Wedding of his sister Vicky to Daniel. Our impression of Ryan was here is such a nice guy, we are sorry we won't get to know him better. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time
Bert & Barbara Bull
June 4, 2008
This is the second time our hearts have been broken in two years. All our love and thoughts are with you Mike, Vicky, Martin, Nichola and all Ryans friends.
Steve, Shelly and boys
June 4, 2008
No words can describe............
.............Just thoughts and prayers can support.
Davina (Dee) Griffiths
June 4, 2008
Ryan, we remember the great times spent in the sportsman pub together a few years back. We can't believe you were taken so tragically. You were a great guy, always friendly and we will always remember your love for music. Our heart goes out to all your family and to Nicky. We hope and pray that they find the strength to get through this tough time.
RIP Ryan. Sleep tight. We will never forget you x x x x x
Tony, Carly & Connor Williams
June 4, 2008
I knew Ryan at school and only see him on the odd occasion in Whitley or out in town. It hit me hard when i heard the news..You will be missed by loads...
Phil Knott
June 4, 2008
I was shocked to hear this news on Monday morning, i knew Ryan and his family and i can not imagine how everyone is coping. Ryan was always a friendly chap. My thoughts are with Ryans family, Nichola and her family. They were all very close. It may seem now that you'll never stop crying but in time your tears will stop and happy memories will remain of times spent together. My thoughts are with you all x
June 4, 2008
I haven't seen Ryan since school days bumped into him few times in town..but after seeing he's pic..on the reading evening post could'nt Believe it was Ryan.

I always remember him as a friendly happy man loved he's sport.

My heart goes out to his family and friends.

R.I.P Ryan
tony gill
June 4, 2008
I worked with Ryan at Safeway/morrisons for 6 years. Top bloke who will be sadly missed.
Absolute shock to me.
RIP Ryan.
John Worsfold
June 4, 2008
Debbie And Michael and Family
Serina Phillip and Family

Thinking of you all god bless

From Anne and Family
June 4, 2008
I never knew you too well Ryan only really through Martin, but going on what he says about you the world has lost a top bloke. Dont worry though we'll all take care of him for you, R.I.P Buddy and enjoy that red wine
Kevin Smith
June 4, 2008
RIP Ryan and my deepest sympathy to the rest of the family left behind.

I'm very close to Vicky and never really knew Ryan but felt I did through everything Vicky had said about her big brother..I can't imagine what they must be feeling right now but may whoever caused Ryan's tragic death be punished for this heartbreak he has caused for the family...

Jo Lee
June 4, 2008
Ryan, it was such a pleasure to have known you,
i remember when you first started work at safeway 11+years ago now,when you left school and when you first passed your driving test,
It was only 4 weeks ago when i popped into morrisons on a tuesday evening, i didn't see you but you called me to say hello(that was the kind of guy you was), we had a chat about the Footy,(Im so glad you got to see your beloved Royals in the premiership) and laughed about how we are still working at safeway (now morrisons).
A really lovely young man,quiet, polite caring and genuine,you surely are going to leave a huge void in so many peoples lives.
My love goes out to your family and Nichola.
Forever in our thoughts Ryan xxxx
Lisa Howes
June 4, 2008
I knew Ryan a few years ago, we used to play rounders and cricket on the green by our houses! Cant believe this has happened, you will be missed by everyone that knew you Ryan. Love to you, to Nichola and to your family - RIP Ryan and sweet dreams xx
Toni Long (Wheeler)
June 4, 2008
Ryan, i can still seeing you over lapping down the right hand side of the pitch.
Ryan was a very reliable player for Polish Social.
Will be missed by all the lads at Polish Social Football Club.

R.I.P. Mark Powell x
Mark Powell
June 4, 2008
ryan, you will be deeply missed yet in our hearts you will always be there. All the guys at Meadway fc are lost for words to hear of such a loss and send their condolences to Mike, Debbie and family . PS Ryan you were a great guy to have known, MAY THE ANGELS GUIDE YOUR PATHWAY.
Mike Parkhill
June 4, 2008
I haven't seen Ryan since school but his tragic passing hit me very hard. I always remember him as a friendly happy man.

I heart goes out to his family and friends.

RIP xxxxxx
Kelly Gibson
June 4, 2008
Sorry to hear your loss. All my thoughts are with you... Ryan was a genuine happy go lucky guy, We shall miss him.......
Phillip Grayston
June 4, 2008
I worked with Ryan about 6-7 years ago at safeway and he was a really happy, friendly lad who'd always help you out of a muddle.

When i heard the tragic news earlier this week I instantly remembered him.

The flowers and messages at his final resting place and on this guest book show how many people's lives he touched in his short life and how much he will be missed.

Deepest condolonces to his family and friends.

June 4, 2008
I knew Ryan only from passing at school, it was not until i started at morrison's that i truly found out, that he was a great guy.
My thoughts are with u, and i hope your family can remain strong in such hard times.
r.i.p sleep well.
natalie greenwood
June 4, 2008
I knew Ryan thro playing football with Polish Social FC, a really friendly bloke who always liked a beer after the game R.I.P mate.
Phil Povey
June 4, 2008
Haven't seen you for a few years, but see your mum every couple of months, she keeps me informed of everyone in the family, what they've been doing or done. She & all the family we're so proud of you, such a tragic waste of life you had everything to look forward too. All our love to Debbie, Mike, Nicola, Vicky, Martin, Serina, Phil & their families. Rest in peace Ryan.
Debby Barker
June 4, 2008
Well its true what they say the good ones do go first, and they dont get much better than you. Although I spend alot of time with Vicky over the years I hadnt seen you since her wedding and I still remember the drunken conversation I had with you, which I will never forget! I will miss you loads but you wont ever be forgotten.
RIP Ryan
Love Carly Chris Harvey & Finlay
Carly Grover
June 4, 2008
Ryan, we worked together for so many years at the land of Babtie and Jacobs. I'll never forget the endless hours of banter and laughs we had across the office which made every day seem to fly by. We had such funny times and these will stay with me forever. My thoughts and condolences are with Nichola and your family. May you rest in peace Ryan, my true friend!
Gary Adams
June 4, 2008
R.I.P Ryan you were taken much to soon. My deepest thoughts are with your family.
Sharyn Baugh
June 4, 2008
We were so shocked to hear about the tragic death of Ryan. We never actually met Ryan but judging from his sister Vicky & brother Martin I know he was everything people have been saying about him, & more.
Our thoughts & prayers are with all his family, fiancee & his many, many friends.
R.I.P. Ryan.
Malcolm & Gill Lee
June 4, 2008
Hi babe wanted to let you know how much im going to miss our evenings in cuddled up on the sofa catching up on the tv programmes we sky plus like lost, apprentice, and our personal favourite heros.
You always joked and said how you wished you had special powers like heros, well now babe you can be whatever you want .
I can't explain how im feeling, but I do know i miss you terribly, and one day i hope the tears will fade, you will always be in my heartxx
Love you x
Nichola Herbert
June 4, 2008
hi ryan, where do i start,what can i say that hasn't already been said. There is not a single person who knows you that would dispute a single word said about you.
You love your football, your music, your mug of tea, your marmite on toast,you love playing your guitar when you thought you were alone in the house. When you were living with us i remember always teasing you regarding the improvements you made when playing. I remember that timekeeping wasn't one of your strong points and many who know you will testify to this.
You were such a happy go- lucky laidback person i used to say if you got anymore laidback you'd be horizontal.There's so much to say of the kind of person you are Ryan.
But most importantly Ryan you loved my daughter and for that i will alwys be grateful. You will be forever in our hearts. all my love Dianexxxxx
Diane Herbert
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