|Birth: ||Jun. 7, 1991|
|Death: ||Jul. 23, 2008|
Ryan William Albrecht, 17, of Stratford passed away suddenly at Grand Bend on Wednesday, July 23, 2008. Ryan was born in Stratford, and was a student at Central Secondary School. He loved music and many sports including hockey, lacrosse and biking. Cherished son of Kathy and Roger Albrecht. Loving brother of Brandon. Dear grandson of Dave and Carol Koch and Ruth Albrecht. Great-grandson of Lois Bart. Also lovingly remembered by aunts and uncles, Sharon and Doug Eckhardt, Lyle and Kelly Albrecht, Bev and Pete Bell, Deb and Dan Schurink, Pete and Deanna Albrecht and many cousins. Ryan was a special friend to Brittany and her family. Ryan was predeceased by grandfather, Lester Albrecht; aunt, Beverly Koch and cousin, Hailey Eckhardt. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home , 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Thursday, July 31st from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Victim Services or to the charity of one's choice through the funeral home. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
Body found in Lake Huron
Posted By BRIAN SHYPULA, Staff Reporter, Stratford Beacon Herald
The body of a teenage boy was pulled from Lake Huron near Grand Bend on Saturday night, police said yesterday.
The discovery came near the area where Stratford teenager Ryan Albrecht went missing last week.
Lambton OPP spokesperson Const. Chrystal Jones said police couldn't comment on the identity of the body until after an autopsy that was scheduled to be held today.
However, she confirmed that searchers are no longer in the area and that no other person was reported missing in the stretch of water over the same period of time.
The Albrecht family was told a body was found, she said.
The 17-year-old Central Secondary School student went missing shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday while swimming in rough waters with friends during a cottage trip to Grand Bend.
He was the subject of a search by police and the Joint Recovery Co-ordination Centre in Trenton.
A boater spotted the body in the water about half a kilometre south of the Grand Bend pier Saturday. The Lambton OPP marine unit recovered the body around 8:30 p.m.
Ryan's parents, Roger and Kathy Albrecht, kept a vigil in Grand Bend during the search, supported by other family members and friends.
"It's just a nightmare ... I can't imagine," said family friend Bill Baer on Saturday as he and wife Deb did some yard work at the Albrecht home.
Mr. Baer, who grew up with Mr. Albrecht in the Tavistock area, said he was in Grand Bend with the family Friday night. He described them as close and enjoying sports.
Plot: Section 25C, Lot 153, SubLot 1
Created by: Allan Dettweiler
Record added: Jul 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28595702
Added: May. 2, 2015
Interment Date 2008-08-01Cemetery Avondale CemeterySection 25CRow N/AGrave 153|
Added: Jan. 27, 2013
Hi Ryan, it seems like forever since I've seen you. When I heard you went missing it broke my heart. I hate the fact that I'll never get to see you again. Whenever someone says the name Ryan I start to tear up. One time my mom got a weird call from an unk...(Read more)|
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