1988 – 2020
Ryley born August 28, 1988 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Ryley went to kindergarten in Avonlea, Saskatchewan. We moved when he was six to Minitonas, Manitoba. He went to middle years school and the junior high and made many friends in school. He went to the regional in Swan River, Manitoba. He went to Winnipeg after school and met more friends. Ryley was never a shy kid. He made friends everywhere he went. Always having that great smile. He then moved to Regina, Saskatchewan. Ryley met Junior as they called him, Greg Osmond was his name. Ryley met him in from of Ohanlens for the first time and they had a very strong interest in music. It was decided to start a band. That is how Rye N The Vats was formed. They made a CD and tee shirts and sold at one of his shows. The Swan River radio played some of their songs. Ryley worked at various jobs over the years. He headed to Montreal, Quebec with his friend Sam. They played at music and he loved the big city. Ryley came back to Minitonas about two and half years ago and got a job at Timberland working with his cousin, Bill. He started working at LP a year ago and told me “I will retire there”. He was so excited to work there. Ryley met lots of friends at LP. He was so happy when a lot of his friends from LP came to his last show on February 14. He wanted to buy us the tickets. Marla was so glad she was able to see his last show. He told me, “I am nervous but that is good to be nervous” and laughed. He did an awesome job. -Love you so much Mom.
As a baby he was always known as Butterball, for being so chubby. Ryley loved playing and looking after younger kids. In school he played softball, and in the Jazz Band. He loved fishing. His grandfather, Ray Holmes was Ryley’s greatest influence and hero. He absolutely adored his nephew, Declan. As a young man he always had a smile on his face and was not afraid of hard work. Ryley loved WWE wrestling and was going to be a wrestler before he discovered music. His love for music is indescribable. Everything from Anne Murray to Tom Waits, and everything in between. Ryley’s music will live on in our minds and hearts. In his short life, he touched more people across this country from Regina to Montreal. He loved busking in cities like Winnipeg, Regina, and Montreal, and was very well known for it. He lived life to the fullest and on his terms. Ryley was very proud of his CD release, “My Dogs R Barking”, by his band Rye N The Vats. I’m sure he is in heaven jamming with fellow musicians and bringing down the house with his gravel voice and entertaining his grandparents. -Dad.
Ryley was my hero growing up. I looked up to him as a little sister and thought he was coolest thing since sliced bread. We may have taken different paths in life and our opinions changed of each other over the years. But we always loved each other. Looking back now I know why I looked up to him. He had a personality I only could have dreamed to have; he was magnetic and charismatic. People were just drawn to him. He had a way to make you feel like you mattered, but he meant it. His passions in my eyes were wrestling, music and people. When he put his mind to something, he went to the extreme with it. He spoke his mind and loved to debate. Sometimes those things could drive others crazy, but I only wish I had traits like that. He had a mind and opinions of his own and he stood strong in them. His smile would light up the room and his laugh always came from deep in his belly and his heart. His heart was enormous too, he didn't judge people. He always tried to see the good in everyone. He loved a good, intelligent conversation. I envied that about him. There was never an awkward silence with him, he wouldn't give you the chance haha. He was very emotional and sensitive and that’s why he cared so much for people and his passion for his hobbies was so strong. He was the best uncle to my son Declan. I know he loved him more than anything. -Shandee.
On April 30, 2020, Ryley Jarret Noble of Minitonas passed away at the age of thirty-one years. He leaves to mourn his passing; father, David Dean Noble of Watrous, Saskatchewan; mother, Cheryl Dawn Noble of Yorkton, Saskatchewan; sister, Shandee Raisa Hajdu and nephew, Declan Ray Devocht of Regina, Saskatchewan.
In keeping with Ryley’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a service in his memory will be held at a later time.
Donations in Ryley’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
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