Monday, February 26, 2024
February 26, 2024

GUEDES, Ryon Charles

Born 1952 Nanaimo, BC
Died Sept 28, 2022 Cranbrook, BC
We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Ryon following a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease.
Ryon enjoyed an accomplished career as a newspaper editor, most notably for the Vancouver Province, Nelson Daily News, and Castlegar News.
He was at his happiest smirking at his own jokes, interjecting trivia into conversations, and puttering around the family farm on Salt Spring Island, where he and his wife Judy raised three children: Travis (Sandy), Margot (Rob) and Roger (Rae-Anne).
Ryon was preceded in death by his eldest son, Travis.
Following their retirement, Ryon and Judy moved to Cranbrook, BC to be nearer to their youngest son.
He is survived by his beloved wife Judy Guedes (née Valdez) and the family they loved so much. His daughter Margot (Robert) Knight, and their daughters Mia, Anika and Autumn. His son Roger (Rae-Anne) Guedes, and their sons Gene, Lukas, William and Sawyer. His widowed daughter-in-law Sandy Guedes (now Buckley) and their children, Jupiter and Haylee. His sister Cathie (Philip) Herbert, and his brother Doug (Cheryl) Guedes.
The Guedes family wishes to thank the staff of the FW Green Memorial Home for their kind and compassionate care of Ryon.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 15th in Cranbrook. Please contact Roger Guedes for details at 250-421-8313.


  1. Judy and children: We just found out from our old mutual friend Vaughan Palmer of Ryon’s passing back in September. Marilyn and I were so saddened to hear this. We, have of course, not seen you and Ryan for eons and we unfortunately both our families lost track of each other years ago. Marilyn and I belatedly send our sincere condolences on your loss.

    Since 2001, we had moved from Victoria and had lived and worked in Ottawa. In 2020 after Mike’s final retirement from work in Ottawa we moved back to our home province of BC and have settled in West Kelowna.d

    We hope and pray there might be the opportunity to someday to see you again after all these years.


    Mike and Marilyn Donison

  2. I am so sorry for your loss, Judy and family. We have lost touch as Jim & I live in the Yukon. But I am on Saturna Island for the winter!
    Ryon is at peace….in eternity with our Saviour. God bless you and your family.
    Sharyl Satchell


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