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Ryan was a one of a kind, amazing person. Ryan and Tanya actually gave me my first job – but it had nothing to do with poutine! I babysat the twins when I was their neighbour in Ajax. I remember my first night babysitting and I was too shy to ask for anything like snacks or water, so before they left, Ryan said “I’m just going to leave this open bag of chips here, and this cold glass of coke…” and put it on the table in front of me. It was just one of the ways Ryan was able to make anyone, even an awkward teenager, feel comfortable and welcome. The Smolkin’s were such cool, kind, and warm neighbours. I am so sorry for the Smolkin family’s loss. You’re all in my thoughts. Love Cassidy Lakhan