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GILMANTON -- Ryan Jacob Oickle, 4, of 45 Winter St., died May 30, 2009, at home following a long battle with cancer.

He was born Nov. 26, 2004 in Concord, to George A. and Desma R. (Cook) Oickle. He attended the New Covenant Christian Church, Laconia.

He enjoyed riding snowmobiles, ATVs, tractors and mowing the lawn.

IN HIS LIFE: Family members, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Colby Tyler Oickle, of Gilmanton; his paternal grandmother, Donna E. Oickle, his paternal aunt, Elieen Oickle and a paternal cousin, Miranda Sloan, all of Tucson, Ariz.; his maternal grandparents, Debra Cook and Daniel Cook, both of Norwich, Vt.; his maternal great-grandfather, Sidney L. Cook, of Norwich, Vt.; two maternal aunts, Moriah Cook of North Haverhill, and Katie Cook of Enfield; his maternal uncle, Bill Chatlos, of North Haverhill; his maternal cousins, Selena Chatlos and Sydney Chatlos both of North Haverhill, and Jordan Monett of Enfield; his cousin and best friend, Jessica Yianakopolos; his special friends, Beth Cote and her family, as well as a large extended family in Vermont, New Hampshire, Georgia, Alabama and Arizona. He was predeceased by his grandfather, George A. Oickle Jr. in 2005 and by an aunt in 1974.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A celebration of life service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at New Covenant Church, 31 Lindsay Court, Laconia.

Memorial donations may be made to NH Childhood Cancer Lifeline, PO Box 395, Hillsborough 03244.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of arrangements (www.wilkinsonbeane.com).

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Published in Union Leader on Jun. 2, 2009.
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June 23, 2009
Dear Desma and Family,

may the joyful memories of Ryan's short-lived but beautiful life live on in your hearts and minds. You are all in my thoughts and prayers each day.

Love, Christine Longden
Christine Longden
June 5, 2009
Jess Yianakopolos, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much Ryan meant to you. Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt sympathies.
Brandon McGorry
June 5, 2009
As friends of the Presby's, I have been praying for Ryan and for your family the past month or so...may God bless you with comfort and peace. I will continue to pray.
Cindi Cote
June 4, 2009
Your family is being held close in prayer during this difficult time.

Hugs from a fellow cancer mom!
Jennifer Roy
June 4, 2009
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 you....in 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 going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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Donna Oickle
June 3, 2009
Our Hearts go out to you all, in your time of grief, As parents, we are not suppose to out live our children. Your son Ryan, was obviously extra special, for the Lord to have wanted him home with him, so soon. You are in our hearts and our prayers, God Bless...
Baker Family
June 3, 2009
take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you
marie tucci
June 2, 2009
My heart literally hurts for all of you. I keep imagining Ryan running & playing in heaven with Jesus & other children. No longer in pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pam McLoughlin
June 2, 2009
June 2, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Louise Lobao
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