With heavy hearts we mourn the loss of one of our own team members who passed away in a fatal helicopter crash in the Peace River Forest area Wednesday July 19th, 2023.Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. This is a huge loss to our Valhalla family and teammates he worked with in the industry. We will miss our friend greatly.”Born and raised in Whitecourt, a second generation pilot. The only thing Ryan loved more than flying was his family, especially his wife and boys. He had a passion for all his animals, fast cars and good food. Ryan loved BBQing and made the best meat around. As a family, we all fought over who got his gifts and home made meat rubs in our family Christmas draws. When he was cooking no one missed dinner. Ryan told the best jokes and stories and could make anyone laugh. His giant heart and willingness to always lend a helping hand will be missed.” The family has set up “GiveSendGo” page to help offer support to the family.