Ryan Galbraith was born November 2, 1984 in Mount Vernon, Wash. He died on April 25, 2013 in Island County, Wash. He is survived by his parents, Kari and Rob Galbraith of Bellingham, Wash., his sister Sarah Jo Galbraith of Portland, Ore., “Monks” his cat (his constant feline companion), and many family and friends. All of whom love and miss him dearly.
Ryan graduated from Whatcom Technical College. He worked as a caregiver for the disabled. He remained a caregiver to friends and family all of his life and took devoted care of his cat, “Monks” as she also did of him.
Ryan loved bird watching, car trips in the Northwest, cooking and spending time with his family. He studied and created beautiful espresso art. He loved Frisbee golf, which he practiced avidly and enjoyed playing with his dad.
Ryan loved all music and was a natural musician. He played piano, guitar and bass and, one day, picked up his grandparent’s accordion and began playing Bob Dylan on it. He had a particular interest in exploratory electronic music and Audiobulb Records released two of his songs under his recording name, “Unscan.” Recently, Bach’s “Air on G String,” touched him deeply. He learned and played it with passion almost every day.
Ryan was constantly and quietly courageous. He was very loving and a person of deep integrity. We are all honored to know and love him.
“…once you become Real, you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.” - The Velveteen Rabbit
A celebration of Ryan’s life will take place on Saturday, May 11th at Lairmont Manor in Bellingham at 2:00 pm. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.
Memorial donations in Ryan’s name may be made as follows:
-Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic at: http://www.whatcomcounseling.org/how-to-help or 360-676-2220, ext. 3398
-NAMI of Whatcom County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) at: http://www.causes.com/actions/1750009-in-memory-of-ryan-galbraith or (360) 671-4950