Obituaries

Dylan Jacob Gerry Prince

06/11/1998 - 07/08/2020

Obituary for Dylan Jacob Gerry Prince

November 6, 1998 – August 7, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, Dylan Jacob Gerry Prince.

Dylan is predeceased by his grandfathers; Gerald Prince, Paul Butt and Colin Ryan.

Leaving to mourn this tremendous loss are his dad, Jeff Prince (Alicia and Brooklyn), mom Amanda Ryan, grandmothers Ivy Prince and Lorraine Gear, special aunts; Cindy (Geoff), Jennifer (Curtis) and Angela as well as cousins Stephanie, Shelley, Kaylee, Aliyah, Zakary and Sophia.

Dylan leaves behind many relatives and friends. To Chance Pardy and Cole Martin who, were such dependable friends, Thank you!
Dylan lived life to the fullest in many ways. He enjoyed snowboarding, longboarding and other sports and even though he challenged himself with risky sports, he also enjoyed a good book and music.

To say that he will be missed is an understatement and as such we, his family will feel this huge loss forever.

To my Son:
Always remember that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you know.

A Celebration of Dylan’s life will take place at a later date.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com

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Sending all my love and prayers to Jeff and all the family, and my big brother In the sky
- Hayley Boutot
So sorry for your loss. Dylan was a sweet heart. He was Always so kind to our family! We will all miss him greatly. Thoughts and prayers and hugs for your whole family. May you rest easy Dylan. Forever in our hearts.
- Jess Hill
Our prayers and condolences to Jeff and Amanda as well as all the family. We have known Dylan for many years, he and Chase were best buds growing up, playing hockey and football together. Dylan would be at our door 7 am -30 to shoot pucks. It is with such a heavy heart to say goodbye Dylan, we will all meet again. We love you Dylan
- L boutot
Saddened to hear of your loss Amanda & Family....you are in our hearts. Xoxoxoxo
- Louise Stewart
My thoughts and prayers to Amanda and families. May the bond and love that you shared sustain you through this devastating loss. And may your wonderful memories of him and that special smile keep his spirit close to you forever!! All my love.
- Donna Wheeler
Jeff and family Thinking of you and your family So very sorry to hear of your sons sudden passing Please accept of deepest condolences Hugs to all Jeffrey & Brenda Carter Badgers quay Nl
- Brenda Carter
To Jeff, Amanda & families. So saddened to hear of Dylan's death. My heart is breaking for you all. He was such a handsome young man. May you find comfort in your memories and each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. (Big Bear Hug Jeff)
- Mary Penney
Amanda, no amount of words can ease the pain of your loss. Just know that you have so many to lean on and who love you! The legacy of your D. will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him. We will celebrate his memory always! Dylan was like a part of my family; he had a smile that lit up a room! Jordon considered him a brother. He was and always will be Uncle D to Xavier & Gracelyn. Amanda, we love you! The bond between you and D. was incredible. In this time of heartbreak and always, please know I am here for you! Sending our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you, Jeff and the family With so much love, Tony & Donna
- Donna Carey
Jeff Ivy and family We were deeply saddened to here the passing of Dylan at such a young age Hold on to memories I am sure they will last a life time Sincere condolences to the family Rest in peace Dylan
- Len Durdle
My thoughts and prayers are with Dylan's family at this sad time. Dylan and my son Brandon started kindergarten together and became great friends. When we moved back to Newfoundland in 2011 Dylan came back with us for a trip. He was such a sweet adorable young guy. My heart breaks for Jeff and Amanda. Fly high with the angels sweet young man. You will never be forgotten.
- Cindy Perry
To Dylan's family, our hearts break today as we learn of this news. We know only too well how sad and devastated you all are. Dylan was such a cutey, such a great smile and kind heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you attempt to deal with this terrible loss. The Ouellette's
- Tammy Ouellette

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A funeral is a ceremony for a deceased person prior to burial or cremation. A funeral gives the opportunity for family and friends of the deceased to gather and mourn the passing of their loved one, to share cherished memories and celebrate their life. A funeral is a vital first step to help the bereaved heal after the loss of someone special.

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