Patricia Anne (Pat) Ryan (née Benbow)

Born on July 1, 1945 . Passed away on May 11, 2020 .

Passed away peacefully at Swan Hill District Health. Loved wife of Ginger. Loving mother and mother in law of Liam & Jennifer, Tim & Katie. Treasured Nana of Lawson.

Forever remembered

Now in God’s care.

Funeral Notice

Private service

In accordance with recent changes to funeral services a private funeral mass and burial will be held for Pat at Manangatang.

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  1. To Ginger , Liam and Tim and family .
    Please accept our deepest sympathies.
    May she Rest In Peace.
    Now in God’s care no more suffering .
    Lovely lady who will be sadly missed .

    “The Schofield’s”

    Jeff and Norma SchofieldMay 11 2020 5:36 pm
  2. All our love to Liam and the whole Ryan family on this devastating loss.

    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers always.

    May your souls be at peace knowing Pat has returned to her Lord’s loving, eternal embrace.

    Love always,

    Holly, Yury, Gus, Celeste, Evie and Gigi xx

    HollyMay 11 2020 6:38 pm
  3. Our thoughts are with you at these difficult time ,such a wonderful lady a peace now ,

    Rose and Lawrie SmithMay 12 2020 11:21 am
  4. A wonderful teacher, great work colleague and a very caring person. You will be sadly missed. Deepest sympathy to Ginger, Liam &Tim and families.

    Kerry & John Dickson & familiesMay 12 2020 3:32 pm
  5. I have fond memories of Mrs Ryan being my caring, but nonsense teacher. She had a calmness about her that I still remember today. Mrs Ryan was a teacher who knew how to help the kids who were finding things difficult and not just ones who were excelling.

    When ever I returned to Manangatang in my teenage years Mrs Ryan always remembered me and we would have a good chat.

    Pat became a role model for me as I too have chosen the Primary School Teaching profession. When I returned to Manangatang as a student teacher Pat was still a teacher I admired.

    God bless you Pat. The Holdsworth family appreciate the hours of hard work you put into educating us.

    Thinking of the Ryan family during this difficult time but I want you to know she was a special teacher that I will never forget.

    Kind Regards and deepest sympathy

    Maria Roach (Holdsworth)

    Maria RoachMay 12 2020 6:21 pm
  6. You were my teacher, my children’s teacher and my dear work colleague and friend. Thank you for enjoying Bill’s horses and the conversations we had. You will be truly missed. Rest In Peace.
    Leonie, Bill, Rachael and Jonathon Carroll.

    Leonie CarrollMay 12 2020 7:23 pm
  7. Deepest sympathy to Ginger and family . Pat was a lovely teacher to our family . Pat will be greatly missed in Manangatang . Sandra Bill Monk and Family .

    Sandra MonkMay 12 2020 8:25 pm
  8. A brilliant work colleague and compassionate individual who loved family and children very much. You will be missed by many.

    My thoughts are with Ginger, Liam and Tim during this difficult time.

    Darren HillMay 12 2020 8:35 pm
  9. Deepest sympathy to Ginger, Liam, Tim and all the Ryan family thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Ripper Noreen and family

    Noreen MorrisMay 12 2020 8:57 pm
  10. A wonderful teacher, a great friend, great work colleague, you will be sadly missed. Rest In Peace beautiful lady.
    Condolences to Ginger, Liam, Tim and families.

    Gaylene & Bevan LangleyMay 12 2020 9:02 pm
  11. Pat, you are a true legend in Manangatang’s teaching profession. You taught with my mum in the 60s, and were still guiding our students with your gentle, caring nature when I arrived in the 80s. On my recent return you were there lending a hand as a CRT. A kind, courteous and thoughtful soul who will be greatly missed. Condolences to Ginge, the boys and family.

    Tonya TaylorMay 12 2020 9:37 pm
  12. To Ginger, Liam, Tim and families
    So sorry to hear the sad news. Pat was an amazing caring person and wonderful welcoming teacher and mentor to us when we first arrived in Manang. Will miss her dearly and deepest sympathies to you all. 😢 The Glazebrook family

    Liz GlazebrookMay 12 2020 9:37 pm
  13. Deepest sympathy to Ginger. Liam, Tim and families at the sad time. Pat was a lovely lady and dedicated, caring teacher. Rest in peace Pat.
    Leearne and Michael Cullen and family.

    Leearne CullenMay 12 2020 10:09 pm
  14. A lovely lady and wonderful teacher. My thoughts are with Ginger, Liam, Tim and families at this sad time xx

    Rebecca DawesMay 12 2020 11:23 pm
  15. Deepest sympathy to Ginger , Liam , Tim and families , so sorry to hear the sad news of Pats passing . Such a lovely gentle caring person, who had time for everyone, she will be sadly missed by all her knew her . Thinking of you all at this sad time .
    Mariya Hicks xxx

    Mariya HicksMay 13 2020 7:52 am
  16. Our deepest sympathy to Ginger, Liam and Tim and their families at this time. We are saddened on the loss of Pat. She was a beautiful lady, so kind and caring. She will be missed by us and the whole community. Love to you all from Jessica and Adrian Curran and family xx

    Jessica CurranMay 13 2020 9:38 am
  17. Pat was a great friend to Aunty Hazel and Grandma Shawyer and helped them on a daily basis. Pat was a
    well respected community member who contributed to Manangatang regularly through her teaching role and caring nature .

    JudyMay 13 2020 10:08 am
  18. We are so saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. In the last month we had some wonderful chats on the phone and shared a few laughs. Pat was a beautiful teacher who treated each student as an individual, with respect and integrity. It was an absolute pleasure to teach with Pat and share a collegiality which included many deep and meaningful conversations. Having her teach my kids, I always knew they were in good hands.
    To Ginger, Liam, Tim and their families please know we are thinking of you and send you our deepest condolences.
    With love, Cathy McNicol, Ian, Adam, Rivka and David and families.

    Cathy McNIcolMay 13 2020 12:46 pm
  19. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. With everything that has been going on in recent times I often find myself thinking about just how much of an impact teachers have on children’s lives. Pat certainly was a wonderful woman and a wonderful teacher and I have very fond memories of her from that time.

    To Ginger, Liam, Tim and family, we are thinking of you all and sending our love and strength at this difficult time. XO

    Nicole PhillipsMay 13 2020 12:49 pm
  20. To Ginger and family, heartfelt sympathy to you all on the passing of Pat. A truly lovely lady. We became so very fond of Pat and Ginger during their visits to the Sea Lake Medical Practice, our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

    Joy, Tracy and Gill

    Joy PriceMay 13 2020 5:29 pm
  21. Ginger, Liam, Tim and families our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

    Pat was such a kind and caring person and we are so glad our children were touched by her teaching. Pat was also a fantastic work colleague at the school for so many years.

    Thinking of you all

    Lindsay and Robyn PlantMay 13 2020 9:04 pm
  22. So sad to hear the passing of Pat a lovely lady at rest now god bless
    Condolences to Ginger , Liam Jenny &Lawson and Tim &Katie
    Love to all Neville &Di

    Neville AlgieMay 14 2020 12:24 pm
  23. Condolences to Ginger, Liam Tim and families. Pat was always a gracious lady. And an admired teacher… from
    Cheryse, John , Linden ,Michael and Megan 🌸

    CheryseMay 14 2020 1:12 pm
  24. Our thoughts are with you Ginger, Liam, Tim and families. Such wonderful memories of Pat and the fantastic teacher she was to all. A kind and gentle soul. Rest well Pat xxxx

    Trey, Allyson, Jason and Neil Watson

    Trey & Ally WatsonMay 14 2020 2:47 pm
  25. Condolences to Ginge & boys we will miss your beautiful soul Pat but will never forget you and all you did for your community and for our family when we arrived in Manangatang all those years ago RIP our dear friend.
    Love Trey,Ally,Jason & Neil

    Trey & AllyMay 14 2020 3:45 pm
  26. A truly good person, a great teacher and colleague. We will always remember you with fondness.
    Our sympathies to Ginger, Liam, Tim and families.

    Leanne and Neville DawesMay 14 2020 4:03 pm
  27. Deepest Sympathy to Ginger, Liam, Tim and families. So sad to hear the passing of Pat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Marg, Bill and Family

    Marg and Bill McErvaleMay 14 2020 5:37 pm
  28. My favourite teacher of all time. Never an angry word except when I was older and Twinny bogged the septic truck in your back yard up to the axles. Fond memories of Miss Benbow taking us cruising in her brand new kingswood. Sympathy to Ginger Liam and Tim and extended families xxx
    Lois Morris (Caelli)

    Lois CaelliMay 14 2020 8:02 pm
  29. Great memories of a wonderful lady, much loved teacher of our children and valued community member.
    Condolences to Ginger and family.

    Lynette PlantMay 14 2020 8:11 pm
  30. Ginger, Liam, Tim and Famlies. Send our condolences for your loss of a lovely lady and work colleague. Thinking of you all. Suewellyn, Terry Arentz and families

    Suewellyn ArentzMay 14 2020 8:13 pm
  31. To Ginger,Liam,Tim and families our sincere condolences on the loss of Pat she was a lovely and caring lady. Nancy and Nolene Morris

    Nolene MorrisMay 14 2020 8:18 pm
  32. Dear Ginge,Liam,Tim and family. Pat was such a beautiful and caring soul, she loved all of us kids and we loved her,!!!! Even when we were mucking around, Pat always had such a calming manner with us. she will be so truly missed, out thoughts and prayers are with you all ❤️❤️

    Elisa Mcmillan and familyMay 14 2020 8:42 pm
  33. To Ginger and families,
    So sad to hear of Pats passing.
    What a beautiful lady in every way.
    She will be sadly missed.
    Doug, Ann and Isabel Grant

    Ann GrantMay 14 2020 9:28 pm
  34. Deepest condolences to Ginger, Liam, Tim and their family on the loss of one of the best. It was a privilege to have worked with Pat for over fifteen years, sharing her kindness, compassion and understanding with so many of our children. Thank you so very much
    Our thoughts are with all the family at this very sad time
    Steve, Kale and Alannah

    Steve TaylorMay 14 2020 11:00 pm
  35. Ginger, Liam, Tim & Families
    Our thoughts are with you all
    Such a lovely lady and a well respected teacher
    May she Rest In Peace
    Graham Pohlner & Family
    Debbie Morris & Tamara (Morris) Babington

    Debbie MorrisMay 15 2020 8:08 am
  36. With deepest sympathy
    The beauty of memories is that we can hold Pat in our hearts forever.
    Thinking of you all Ginger, Liam and Jennifer and Lawson and to Tim and Katie at this sad time and sharing in your sorrow .
    Pat was a wonderful Mother, Teacher and Grandmother
    Steven and Hazel Grant and family

    Hazel GrantMay 15 2020 9:16 am
  37. Deepest Sympathy to Ginger, Liam, Tim and families. Mrs Ryan was a wonderful teacher and a very caring person to the whole community of Manangatang. Great memories of her amazing smile and chats we had to catch up on what I was doing when I visited the town.
    Rest In Peace

    Ros Obers (Grant)May 15 2020 10:30 am
  38. Our deepest sympathy to Ginger and families, fond memories of a lovely lady. Serena, Noel and families

    Serena ShollMay 15 2020 12:39 pm
  39. Deepest sympathies to Ginger and family. Pat was a lovely, friendly lady who was universally loved and respected by her colleagues and students.

    Rob and Judi SmithMay 16 2020 10:34 am
  40. To Ginger, Liam Tim and families. Deepest sympathy on the passing of Pat. I have fond memories of car pooling with Pat when we taught at Robinvale. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Nolen.

    Mary NolenMay 16 2020 7:25 pm
  41. Dear Ginger, Liam, Tim and family,
    You are in my thoughts at this very sad time, on the loss of Pat. She was such a lovely person. She will be sadly missed.
    Marj Elston

    Marj ElstonMay 16 2020 9:05 pm

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