Memorial to Edwy Ryerson
On the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic sinking, the 15th April 2012, a memorial gravestone was laid and blessed in St.Mary’s churchyard, Runwell, for this Titanic survivor.
The memorial blessing to Edwy Ryerson was included with the usual Sunday morning service. Father Jo Delfgou made an interesting, sensitive but also heartwarming and informative speech on the life of Edwy. The church was well attended and the congregation joined in the small commemorative blessing of the stone behind the church after the service. Everyone was interested in the story of the life of Edwy Ryerson. Of course all the people that were on the Titanic were in the prayers along with all those who have suffered in terrible disasters. It was a lovely crisp bright morning and there was a gathering after the service in the church hall for a cup of tea and cake (and a good natter).
It was a very fitting ending to a very interesting life and to the quest of his great grandson, Tom Ryerson, for a memorial to his great grandfather.