On March 8th, 2015, the world exhaled as a great source of positive energy and light left it behind. We bid “Farewell” to Ryan Randell Tapp following a tragic fire. Though physically at rest, we are confident that Ryan’s adventurous spirit is busy touching and tasting every corner of the universe!
Wildly ambitious, Ryan was a talented and accomplished musician and composer, and founded, owned, and operated multiple businesses including Clearwater Seasonal Services and the soon to be launched social network SOCO5. Born in Kimberley, BC on October 17, 1986, Ryan was raised on the ski hill, and immersed in every social activity available. His great joys included music, traveling, feeling wind in his face, the smell of earth after the rain, mountain views, meeting new people, and connecting with his family.
Well loved by most everyone he met, Ryan will be fondly remembered and sorely missed by his immediate family Randy Tapp and Kim Bombardier and their children Jesse and James Bombardier, Cheryl and George Henry and their children Cailen (Scott), Michael (Erin) and Stephanie (Paul), Sharai and Rob Cook, Niki Tapp and children Veruca and Milo Smith, Edith Tapp and Elmer Becker, as well as step-family, aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends, and all who knew him, especially within the community of Nelson BC where he made his home.
There will be a Celebration of Life service in Nelson, BC on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Capitol Theater from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. An evening of music and tribute will follow at Nelson’s Spirit Bar from 8:00 pm until closing. Further information will be available at http://basscoast.ca/thelifeofryan. In recognition of his kind and compassionate nature, the family asks everyone wishing to memorialize him to please perform an act of kindness in Ryan’s memory.
Ryan lived fully, embracing opportunity and experience wherever possible. He truly embodied his favourite saying, “Carpe Diem”. Without him, so much life will go un-seized.