Gayl Joy Ryan

Gayl sadly passed away whilst cared for by the team at Nazareth House on Wednesday 26th of January 2022, with her family by her side.

Loved wife of Pete (Deceased 2015), adored mother to Penny & Stewart, loving stepmother to Leesa (Deceased 2002) and Mark (Shorty), treasured Mother-in-Law to Renae & adored Nana to Gabbi, Max, Jackson, Jessie, Rachel & Hayley.  Cherished older sister of Lloyd and John, Sister-in-Law to Leanne and Mom and Aunt to Ben and Tim.

A fun loving Wife, Mother, Step-Mother Sister, Aunt, Nana and friend to many!

After a long hard battle, our beloved Gayl is now at peace and will be forever missed.


Gayl’s Memorial service will be held at 10am on Monday, 7th February 2022 at the Prince Regent House, 748 Geelong Road Canadian. At the conclusion of the service the family will attend a final farewell at Ballarat Crematorium.

As a celebration of Gayl’s full and happy life we ask that you please dress in colour.

For those wishing to view the service via live stream please visit here



Funeral Notice

ServiceFebruary 7, 2022 - 10:00 amBallarat, VIC
  1. Nanna Gayl, words can’t describe how much I am going to miss you. I love you so much. Forever in my heart, will cherish our memories each and everyday! ❤️

    Gabbi Rowd February 24, 2022
  2. To all of Gayl’s family, I would like to offer my sympathies on her death. She was a great colleague during our years together at Gandarra. Fun-loving is is a very fitting description of Gayl! And of living life to the full. Many happy memories, including of Gayl going off on the back of a Harley around the streets of Sydney, whilst we were at a conference there. I also have memories of her many endearing sayings and mannerisms. She clearly had a deep love for you all. I’m sorry I was unable to attend her funeral to show my respect. With sincere sympathy, Mary Wade

    Mary Wade February 8, 2022
  3. My sincere condolences to Stewart, Penny, Shorty, Lloyd, John and family. What a beautiful, kind hearted, wonderful woman, Gayl was. She’ll be forever remembered.
    Much respect, Ashley Hayes.

    Ashley Hayes February 8, 2022
  4. Gayl was such a joy to all she meet, so missed in our community but never leaving our thoughts, our heartfelt condolences to Gayl family.
    Ingenia Gardens Sovereign.

    Lisa February 7, 2022
  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you Lloyd, Leanne, John, Penny and Stewart and families – fond memories of a wonderful lady.

    Therese February 5, 2022
  6. To my dear friend Gayl , Even though we didn’t have a lot of contact in later times ,you were always in my thoughts and when we did talk we caught up on all goings on in our lives . So sad I didn’t get to see you before you passed . Love always your friend for all our lives .Marlene xxx

    Marlene McKinnon February 2, 2022

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