Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

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Ryan Bradley Dickson

April 13, 1974August 31, 2020

Passed away suddenly due to a falling accident on August 31, 2020 at the age of 46.

Born in Scarborough on April 13, 1974. He lived and was raised in Burlington and Oakville for over 43 years. Ryan resided in the Cambridge/Kitchener area for the past two years. He is the father of Mathew Ryan Dickson living in Oakville ON with his mother and Ryan’s best friend Jill Livingstone and her husband Stu. He also leaves his mother Patricia and father Mathew Dickson, his brother Brett Dickson and his wife Laura and their daughter, his niece Rebecca. Ryan is the nephew to John and his wife Lisa and cousin to Darlene.

Ryan was a professional Chef and during the past three years he created and developed the communications App e-me, which uses colour in words to clearly communicate meaning and emotion. It was recently launched around the world through the Apple Store and Google Play Stores.

He will be remembered and dearly missed by all those who have met him and befriended him.


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Matthew Brooker

September 14, 2020

I worked with Ryan for a while and spent a lot of time with him. He was a special kind of friend. He was someone I could talk to, always listening. And Vice Versa. I'm shattered he's passed away. He was a true brother. A better friend you couldn't find. Love you, Ryan.

Rose Antoine

September 12, 2020

Ryan I am still in shock I don't know if I will ever be able to get over loosing such a great friend from the first time we met it was like we knew eachother forever my heart is broken and I am at such a loss I keep thinking that I am going to wake up and hear it was all just a bad dream I hope you know just how much your friendship really meant to Artie and I I have so many great memories that I will hold dear in my heart and I will never find the words to say how much we appreciated you part of my heart has gone with you Hun I truly will miss you every day until we meet again rest easy my dear friend with love always and forever Rosie and Artie xoxo

Curtis Raae

September 6, 2020

I am hurting inside now my dear good friend Ryan it was too soon to leave us.
I have known Ryan for over 20 years. Ryan had always a great humor and a great heart 💓
He was a kind and special person that I had lots of respect for.
I will miss my friend Ryan so much and with all the thoughts and all the good things and memories we had together.
I send my love to his son Mathew his mother Pat his father Mathew, Jill and Brett.
I will never forget you my dear friend Ryan.
R.I.P Buddy ❤️

Sharon Nimmo

September 6, 2020

There are not enough words to try to say how very sorry I am at the loss of your Ryan! Still in disbelief and shock that Ryan is gone.
Our families have been connected forever and our get-togethers were times I will always hold dear and so close to my heart. Ryan's smile, laughter and genuineness were a big part of them. I wish there was something anyone could say or do, to make this better or go away. May you know Ryan how very much you are loved and will forever be missed by all who love you and lucky enough to know you. Say HI to everyone who will have greeted you, very special group. Until we meet again!

Eleanor Wyss

September 5, 2020

So pleased to have known Ryan and share some precious cottage memories with the family. My condolences to all of you sent with love and hugs (or elbow bumps) Thoughts and prayers
Eleanor Wyss

Sarah Nimmo Chatterton

September 5, 2020

From the bottom of my heart, I am immeasurably sorry for the devastating loss of your Ryan. Our Dads were best friends, and through childhood and into adulthood, our lives were connected. I will forever remember how Ryan always made me laugh and what a fantastic guy he was. To Matt, Pat, Brett, his precious son, Mathew, and all of Ryan’s family and friends who loved him so much, my heart is with you. With love always, Sarah xoxo

Angela Davis

September 4, 2020

The news of Ryan’s sudden passing came as a terrible shock to me and with that, profound sadness. Ryan and I were childhood friends and I have countless wonderful memories of such a blissful time in life. I remember Ryan as a very genuine, kind, witty and warm person. I extend my deepest sympathies to all of Ryan’s family and friends and prayers for what I know is a difficult road ahead on this path of grief and unfair acceptance of life without him. May the wonderful memories of Ryan bring comfort to all who loved him. Rest in peace, Ryan xoxox

Darlene Ridout

September 3, 2020

Our family will never be the same as we struggle to come to grips with the loss of our Ryan.
A best buddy since my birth, I will truly miss the adventures that we would have shared. A vibrant storyteller and generous friend, Ryan had a zest for life that was unparalleled to anyone I have ever known.
Rest In Peace dear sweet soul.
Until we meet again ...

Gray Joynt

September 3, 2020

Ryan - we don't know each other; I am fortunate to know your parents and uncle. Your tragic passing has devastated me beyond belief.

May God be with you and your family.

John Ridout

September 3, 2020

As Ryan’s uncle and someone who has known him since birth, I have been reflecting on his essence since the terrible tragedy that has stolen him from us. I see it revealed in the depth of his passion, determination and genius displayed in his most recent brainchild, the E-me app for cell phones. This gift to the world – using colour to indicate emotions in texts – and now available to everyone through Apple and Google, was a convergence of his generous heart and mind. 


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