January 25, 1990 – June 17, 2017
Ryan, Josiah Alan – With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved Josiah. Loving son to Karin and Hany, devoted brother to Simon. He will be greatly missed by his many loving cousins in Hamilton, Toronto, Australia, Germany, New York, and Montserrat, his many uncles and aunts, and all of his loyal friends. Rest now, our beautiful boy. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday evening, June 29th, from 6-8 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. A celebration of Josiah’s life will be held at The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton, on Friday, June 30th at 1:00 p.m. Donations can be made in memory of Josiah to the CAMH Foundation.
May the memories of Josiah comfort you and bring you peace at this time of loss
With deepest sympathies
Am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and your family to comfort you at this time. God’s blessings to you all.
Karin, Hany and Simon, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and lots of love xxx
Josiah, I will miss you for the remainder of my days. I pray that we shall meet again in a much happier place. I love you, I love your squishy face and your smile that lights up the darkest room. Be in peace, Love Kim Jones
So sorry for your loss, no words can take the hurt go away. Prayers for the family
Karin, Hany and Simon, We send you our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day.
Such a beautiful boy. Such a great loss. Deepest sympathies to you all.
I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of my good friend Josiah. I know that I can speak on behalf of all my peers who knew him when I say that he will be greatly missed. He had a smile and a laugh that I will never forget. Rest in peace, brother.
So so so sorry to hear about Josiah’s passing. I had the pleasure of working wih him a few times at The Beer Store and he truly made my days go by faster and with more fun and laughter.
Sending all my love and prayers to Josiah and his family in such a tough time.
You will be so very missed.
All loss is difficult, but the loss of a young life seems more crippling to those who mourn him. You left this place too soon, they were not ready and your passing left suffering in its wake. You are in my prayers Josiah and I pray that those that love you find comfort and peace, and always keep the treasure of your happiest shared memories close in heart and hand.
Connie Comtois-Spitman ( friendly family of Justine)
It is always so unfair to have such a young life taken away. Understanding it is impossible and the heartache is unbearable. All that can be said seems meaningless; and no amounts of hugs can lessen the pain. Our prayers are with you. Our hope is that the happy memories you are sharing with us on social media can help you carry on day by day, and show the world how special a person Josiah was…
I have no words to express my sadness for you & your family and friends but I do have lots of love to send you and hugs. Please know that you are in my thoughts!
I am so sorry for your loss, I pray that Our Lord Jesus Christ give you comfort.
May Josiah Rest in Peace, our Deepest sympathies. Nagi Girguis
Heaven recieves an Angel named Josiah. A place that offers peace for him without pain, without suffering, eternal health and happiness. But with heavy hearts there is little comfort knowing that heaven on earth is missing their angel.
Sending prayers for the family. I will never forget his laugh and smile. Rest in peace Josiah, you are so missed.
I’m so sorry for your loss…..will miss his big smile and his warm greetings alway’s.
He was my guy at the Beer Store. I know that doesn’t sound like much but that’s how I knew him and trust me it was positive. He was always grinning, taking into stride some of the colourful customers he had to serve. I always felt strangely extra comfortable when he was the one serving me. My fiancee worked with him elsewhere before and is also saddened by the news. Our hearts to out to his family and friends.
I met Josiah on 3 occasions, maybe adding up to a day of knowing him. It has been years before the day I met him, and years afterwards. This news came as a shock to me during my own hurricane. I wish I could have been there to celebrate your life, but unfortunately this is my only platform to do so. I pray for your eternal happiness and your families too! The day I met you and the day you left…one day to celebrate meeting you and the other to celebrate knowing you. God bless you all! Amen!
I went to school with Josiah and just recently learned during a visit home about this loss. He was a wonderful, beautiful, kind soul, and I truly hope he is smiling and making music. I send my love. <3