Frank Albert Ryder
1929 - 2022
Frank Albert Ryder
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Service Time
Service Location
Bishop's Funeral Home Chapel
Burial Information
Burial Date
Private Family
Burial Location
Forest Hill Cemetery
Requested Charity
Shriner's Children's Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice.
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After several months of declining health our dear Dad, grandfather and great grandfather, Frank Albert Ryder of Fredericton, NB, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2022 at the age of 93 with loving children and grandchildren by his side.
Frank was born in Petitcodiac, NB on April 13, 1929.  He liked to tell his children that the stock market crashed the year he was born!  He was the son of the late Frank Sr. and Myrtle (MacRae) Ryder.
The youngest of 3 children Frank was a Professional Engineer.  He was a graduate of Mount Allison University and the University of New Brunswick with graduate and post graduate studies at both Nova Scotia Technical College and McGill University. He enjoyed many years practicing his profession at Buffalo Forge Company, Canadian Blower and Forge and Air Canada.
An active Mason and Shriner, Frank joined Frederictons Hiram Lodge while still in University. Later he became a member of the Meridian Lodge in Pointe Claire, QC where he served as Master and then Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Quebec.  He enjoyed his involvement in various Masonic groups over the years; the Greeters Unit,  the Masonic Choir and the Fire Brigade to name a few.  After retirement Frank and Mavis returned to Fredericton where Frank rejoined his Home Lodge as well as the Fredericton Shrine Club where he served as President. Over the years Frank made many life long friends amongst his Mason and Shriners brothers.
Frank loved to socialize and was an avid curler and golfer.  He was also a member of St. John's United Church In Pointe-Claire, QC where he served as an Elder for many years and later Wilmot United Church where, he was an active member of the choir. These activities gave him the opportunity to share good times and the companionship of good friends.
Frank was predeceased by his wife of 67 years Mavis, his parents, his sister Norma Covey (Don) and his brother Everett Ryder (Elsie).
He is survived by his children Susan Ryder, John Ryder (Pam) and Nancy Ryder; his grandchildren Paul Vidal, Melanie Hanam (John), Steven Ryder (Emily) and Daniela Ryder; his great grandchildren Tyona Bear, Brooklyn and Ellieah Hanam and Joey and Ben Vidal as well as his brothers-in-law Murph, Brooks and Brian and sister-in-law Joyce and several nieces and nephews.  
A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, September 17 at 2pm at Bishops Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton, NB where a lunch and reception will follow.  Please adhere to Covid precautions.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Luxor Shriner's Transportation Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.
Our family would like to thank the kind and hard working doctors and nurses at the Dr. Everett Chalmers hospital for the excellent care Dad received