THORNDIKE, ME- Ryan M. Bradstreet,48, left this world peacefully late on Friday, December 6, 2019, at Maine General Hospital in Augusta, Maine, Maine after an 11-month struggle with stage 4 colon cancer.\r\n\r\nRyan was born on September 5,1971 in Waterville, Maine to Amos Eugene (Gene)\r\nBradstreet and Carol Anne (Grard) Bradstreet. Ryan grew up in Albion, Maine with his three\r\nsisters - Sherry (Bradstreet) Wilson, Mary Bradstreet, and Tanya (Bradstreet) Stevens.\r\n\r\nHe graduated from Lawrence High School in 1989, Ryan served in the United States\r\nMarine Corps as a LCPL with 3rd Battalion 3rd Marine Motor Transport Marine Corps based in\r\nHawaii from November 1990 to September 1993, where he served during Desert Storm and\r\nDesert Shield. He received recognition for his service in Southeast Asia and his National Service Medal and remained in touch with his Marine family. After service to his country, he attended Eastern Maine Community College and graduated in 1996.\r\n\r\nIn 1992, Ryan married Deborah Lee and to them were born two children, David\r\nBradstreet age 19 and Leah Bradstreet age 17, both of Thorndike, Maine. Although Ryan and\r\nDeborah later divorced, they remained committed to raising their children together.\r\n\r\nRyan met his fiancé, Sonya (Seiders) Hunt, in July 2011, and together with his two\r\nchildren and her two children - Betsy (19) and Hayden Hunt (17), they made a home in\r\nThorndike, Maine until his passing.\r\n\r\nRyan had recently changed jobs, and for the past year, he was employed by First Student\r\nin July 2018. They proved to be very accommodating of his illness. Prior to that, Ryan had\r\nworked at Winslow Public Works and for Larry Ward at Ward Farm for 20 years as a mechanic\r\nand the one to depend on when things needed fixing.\r\n\r\nWhen not at work, he was his family’s go to person if things need fixing. In addition,\r\nRyan was always teaching his son, David, everything he knew. Ryan enjoyed taking Jeep rides with Sonya, and they became part of a larger “Jeep” family. In 2015, Ryan and Sonya welcomed their own “child”, Jack, a 4-year-old yellow lab, who was the most spoiled of all the children.\r\n\r\nRyan was predeceased by his mother in 2015; his maternal grandparents; and paternal\r\ngrandparents; aunt; and cousin.\r\n\r\nHe is survived by his two, much loved children, David and Leah; his beloved fiancé,\r\nSonya (Seiders) Hunt and her two children, Betsy and Hayden Hunt, whom he treated like his\r\nown; his sisters, Sherry Wilson and her family, Mary Bradstreet and her family, and Tanya Stevens and her family; his father, Gene Bradstreet of Albion, Maine; as well as his extended family.\r\n\r\nWhen it came to all of his “kids”, he made sure that they had everything they needed\r\nbefore he got himself what he needed. Ryan touched many hearts through his kind words and\r\nactions. He will forever be loved and missed dearly.