Lucy took to twitter and facebook to announce that her beloved father, Frank Ryan, has passed away. Mr Ryan had been ill for some time. He was born in 1932 (85 years old). Mr Ryan was born in Hamilton and is the second youngest of eight boys. Mr Ryan was mayor of Mount Albert from 1968 until 1990. He retired from politics in 2001.

We send our condolences to Lucy and her family on the passing of her father.