On Saturday last, the 15th inst., about 12 noon, there passed away to the unknown world an old identity in the person of Thos. Patrick Ryan, at the early age of 47 years. He was well known in the South-West, and at one time was a prominent Labourite, and took part at conferences appertaining to the Labour movement. For several years past he has been foreman at the new yard for Millars’ Timber and Trading Company, a position he filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to his employers. He was a prominent man in all matters local, and also correspondent to the State papers. He was a man who appeared of fine physique, and one could have taken a lease of his life, but unfortunately he contracted an illness which proved fatal. He underwent an operation in Perth some few months ago, and the doctors were not hopeful of him again recovering. He lingered on for some time, and it must have been a relief when the hour came to pass into the sure but unknown world. He was interred in the Cookernup Cemetery on Sunday last, the cortege leaving his late residence about 3 p.m. A long concourse followed his remains to his last resting place. The burial service was conducted by the Rev. Fr. McCabe. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. Findlay, assisted by Mr. R. Anderson.
He leaves a widow and one son.
(Bunbury Herald, 20 January 1916.)