SAUNDERS – Ryan David, age 52, of Walton, passed away peacefully at home on July 4, 2017 after battling cancer for much of his life. Born in Halifax on October 28, 1964, he was a son of the late Laurie Saunders and Lee Tobin. Music was Ryan’s life; he was a drummer in various bands including Tails of a Dime, and was sought after for his skills repairing violins. Ryan is survived by the love of his life, Sandra Sanford; his beloved cat, Cuddles; his dog and best buddy, Frodo; and his nephew, Chesley Saunders. Besides his parents, Ryan was predeceased by his sister, Leota Ruth; brother, Gordie; and grandparents, Hattie and John Saunders. Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request; a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Special thanks to Terry and Marilyn Wutzke for all their help and for bringing food, and to Jesse Griffith for his care and kindness. Donations in memory of Ryan may be made to the Colchester East-Hants Hospice Society, 89 Queen St, Truro, NS B2N 2B2. Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 215, Summerville, ph-1-902-633-2431 or please visit our website at www.allenfh.ca to sign the guest book or send private condolences.