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Rylan Peter Wagner 

September 26, 2002 – July 15, 2021.

How can one life touch so many? It is with broken hearts that we announce that Rylan passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2021.

Rylan was just 18 years old but in his short life he made a difference in so many lives. Ry was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. He carried with him a light that he shared with everyone around him. He was a mentor, an athlete and a coach; a protector and an example of true kindness. 

Rylan is survived by his parents Kevin (Brandy) Wagner & Angela Kuzyk (Craig Ireland); sisters Bethannie, Avis & DezRaye and step siblings Angelina, Jessica, Roland & Tatum (Desmond). He is also survived by his grandparents Annie Wagner and Ernie & Diana Kuzyk; aunts and uncles Michael (Brandie) Wagner, Travis (Micki) Wagner, Daniel (Kristi) Kuzyk, Eva (Kyle) Craige, Elizabeth (Jarrod) Oko, Katherine (Bryan) MacNeil; many younger cousins and only remaining great grandmother Elizabeth (Betty) Sale. 

Rylan is predeceased by his grandpa Ronald Wagner. 

He will be fondly remembered by all his classmates, teammates, coaches and of course all the kids he taught to swim or flip.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 23rd at 2:00pm in the Athabasca Regional Multiplex. 

The family requests no flowers but is instead collecting donations on behalf of three local organizations that were a big part of Rylan’s life:

● Athabasca Flips Gymnastics Club

● Athabasca Regional Multiplex (pool).

● Athabasca Mentorship Program

Donations can be made at the celebration, at a Servus Credit Union in Rylan Wagner’s name or via etransfers at

 “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains” - Unknown