Keian Blundell

Keian Blundell
By Team CrackBerry on 2 Jan 2014 08:27 pm EST

If you're been around CrackBerry for a while you'll know that Ryan Blundell was a big part of the team. For years he carried out duties as our Apps Editor and we would have been lost without him. Sadly though, Ryan was forced to step down from his position at CB when his son Keian became ill.

Our condolences go out today to the Blundell family as Keian passed away last night after a long battle with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Though Keian was only 6 years old, he touched countless people with his courageous battle, his endless bravery, and his strong spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan, Chantal, Joren, and the rest of the Blundell family during this difficult time. Keian may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.

Ryan featured Keian in several reviews on CrackBerry over the years. His spirit really shines though in this one.

If you'd like to help the Blundell family out financially, you may do so at the link below.

Team Keian vs. Leukemia Round #3

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Keian Blundell



Rest in peace.

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Deepest condolences. No parent want to see there child go before them. Thoughts and prayers for the family. This is a huge loss. I wish them the best.

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I hope your family continues to celebrate the joy you've brought to their lives. Keep smiling over them Keian. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

God bless.

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My condolences to him and the family. Looking a child is something no one should EVER have to experience. We were never meant to outlast our children. Again, my deepest sympathy to the family.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you. Be strong Keian your family needs you more than ever.

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May God add a blessing to many lives affected by this loss.

My condolences goes out to the family.

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JAH Bless! Truly sorry for your loss!
Peace and light!

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Not a good start to the new year :( .. sorry to hear about this tragic lost.. God needed another angel

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My condolences and prayers go out to the whole Blundell family
May he keep on watching over them up there

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Sometime job is not everything thing when u have someone in the family ill but family always come first no matter what come in life & sometime money can't always save life but to some people make them happy

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I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you and your family is going through. In weakness we find strength in the Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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My condolences go out to the Blundell family! May God bless y'all through these times!

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As a parent, my heart hurts to hear this news. Life should not end this early and no child should have to spend their days in a hospital bed or taking chemo treatments. My thoughts and prayers not only to the Blundell's but to all parents and family members of sick kids everywhere. May you find healing in your sickness and comfort in your pain.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

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My first daughter was born today. I can't even imagine the difficulty that you had to endure. May you find peace in the passing.


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As a father, I cannot even begin to understand how one can cope with a loss of ones own child. My deepest condolences to his family.

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I have nothing to say because there is nothing I could say. Just wanted to add myself to the members showing respect and condolences.

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No words are adequate for this. All we can ever do is enjoy the memories of his good life. We are heartbroken with the family, and will try to share your loss. God bless your family.

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends. May the light Keian brought into your lives continue to shine upon you.

May God give you all the strength to make it through this. Understand that he is no longer hurting or suffering. It doesn't seem fair. It hurts beyond belief and there can be so much anger. I lost my sister a few weeks ago to cancer so I pray all the strength, love and support for your family. God Bless

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My condolences to Ryan and his family as they try to deal with this incredibly sad and difficult time in their lives.

Loosing a child is a parents worst nightmare. My sincere condolences to Ryan and family.

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Ohh, he was such a cute kid.. and at such small age!! God sometimes can be so unfair.. may his soul RIP.. very sad :(

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The one thing no parents should have to experience. I am so sorry for your loss Ryan and family. May he rest in eternal peace. #RIPKeian

RIP little man! Your strength & courage is an inspiration. The Lord has a great purpose for you. Best wishes to the surviving family. The Lord is always with you.

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May His gentle soul rest in peace with His maker and may God grant his loved ones the fortitude to bear this loss. May God give them more children to whom they can pour out their love.

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The most unnatural thing in the world is for a parent to bury a child. One cannot begin to imagine to emotional toll. Thoughts and prayers go out to/for the Blundell family.

My deepest condolences to the family, stay strong, stay believing....
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Truly devastating to hear.
Hugged my own children longer while thinking about this moment.

No words to express the loss.
Be strong

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Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not here; I did not die.


That's so unfair... There isn't much I can say so I hope you guys can be strong through such terrible time. Sorry for your loss. :(

Very sorry to hear about the loss of your child. Prayers to you and your family. May his smile forever be a source of strength for you all. For everything you went through I am sure you all made each other smile. Godspeed.

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I feel for you, Blundell family. My own son (Pictured in my avatar as a baby) just turned six in December... I just can't imagine the heartache.

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God, take this little angel and welcome him into your loving arms.Take away his pain, give this child a happy eternal life in the kingdom of heaven.his earthly life was so short, but he has touched many in his time.
and please help his parents, please help them in their time of suffering and hurt. A family has lost their child and needs the solace and comfort you can provide.
In Jesus' name we pray,amen.

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My heart sank when I saw the title of this post, scared that I might read exactly what I eventually did.

My condolences to the Blundell family in this difficult time. :(

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Unbelievable. Praying for the family. I have no other words. There are none, none that can be spoken.

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This site is like a family. We are all hurting. Let's use this opportunity to reflect on life, and realize how precious each minute is, and figure out how we can make our lives a song, and do the right thing always

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My deepest sympathy to the Blundell family in the loss of your precious son. May the Comforter bring you peace and healing during this time and in the days to come.

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This sucks!! It's the worst when it's a kid!! Damn it! What a fighter though!

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So sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs to the whole family. It's never easy and my thoughts are with you all.

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Had the pleasure of meeting Ryan last year on Jan 30th (BB10 press conference day) at Vancouver's BB Developer Jam.
Within seconds of meeting Ryan you can just tell what a good person he is. My oldest is same age as Keian, and we spoke a lot that night about the family's ongoing battle against Keian's illness.

My heart & thoughts go out to the Blundell family. I wish you my most sincere condolences.

My condolences to the family. May God Give them the strength to cope with such irreplaceable loss.

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Please accept my deepest sympathy for the departure of one of your loved ones Mr Blundell. As a Dad I am wishing you strength and courage in this very difficult moment. It's one of those times in life when we call on THE OMNIPOTENT asking why. BE STRONG RYAN !!!!!! Meditate and calm your mind.....His soul lives on in a more peaceful and harmonious place than we are.

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R.I.P. Little man.. a friend of mine who is only 12 is also battling against leukemia :( so I know how tough it gets. My condolences to the family

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God bless, my heart goes out to the family. I will say a prayer for the little guy and his family. I'm extremely sorry for your loss, God bless you all through this tough time.

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He never had the chance to live. I hate when diseases and things like that affect kids. They shouldn't have to deal with that. I work with kids for a living and they are a charming bunch. May he rest in peace.

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My condolences to the family.

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As a father of a child who has Cystic Fibrosis (a terminal illness) I know what it means to cherish every moment with your child. Sadly, there is no cure for my son and I too will be in these shoes.
I can only imagine the heart break and loss Ryan and his family are going through at this time. My thoughts are with him and his family. May you find the light in this hour of darkness, and find solace in what will be.

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This pains me. To his family, I hope they are able to focus on the joy he brought and get through this grieving process. Rest in peace child.

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I can't imagine how difficult it is to loose a child under any circumstances. My thoughts are with the family. It's at times like this that I want to believe in God because if there is a God then children have a special place in heaven

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This is so sad. I'm so sorry that this happened. Thank you for posting it. It shows much love and support of your friend and the family. Sending prayers and caring thoughts their way.

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My deepest sympathies to the Blundell family. I cannot imagine what they are going through but I pray that they will find peace x

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Ryan, this news not only touched readers across the continent but across the globe. Deepest condolences. Remember the good times and focus on those.

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As parents ,this is the most devastating news to bare. Be deepest condolences.

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My condolences and prayers to the Blundell family.

May the Lord give them strength in this difficult time.

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Be at peace Blundell family he is in the arms of Jesus and is feeling no more pain. Keian is your little Guardian Angel forevermore for he will be their the breeze is the soft touch of his hand to comfort you when your hot, the sun is him smiling upon you when you are cold the rain when you are sad. He enriched your life while on earth and he is now you watcher/protector. Always remember the Joy and Laughter.

God Bless

Our deepest condolences to Ryan and his family. Our little boy turned 2 just before New Years, so we can only imagine the pain and heartache they must be going through. Try and fill the empty space with all the great memories you've had together. We pray our Father brings you peace.

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As a father who has gone through the unthinkable, I an sorry to say but it doesn't get any easier. June 26th 2011, my daughter Angelina Elizabeth Bianco passed away at 4 years old at home.
Doesn't matter what the day is, we as parents should never bury our child no matter the age.
When our parents die we lose our past but when our child dies we lose our future.
My future is no more and all I do is pray my time comes, I want to be with her I want to hold her again.

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Thinking of you and your family.


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Indeed. As a parent, some of these posts are pretty hard to read.

To Mark, my deepest sympathies.

Let's hope one day we will all figure out why life is so cruel at times. I'd like to think that Keian has all the answers right now. Nothing can ease the pain of such a horrific situation. In time, I hope your family finds some kind of peace?

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Take solace that he is no longer in pain, and may the family's healing be swift and full of the happiness he blessed them with... My most heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family lucky to have had this strong young fighter as a part of their lives.

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I'm very saddened to hear of your loss. He is now with his ancestors and they will all be with the family in spirit.

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I don't pray often or enough but your loss definitely brings me out to pray. As a father myself I can't imagine the feeling. My God bless you all. RIP Keian

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My heart goes out to his family as they grieve the loss of such a sweet and courageous spirit.

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My heartfelt condolences.

Having lost my mother to cancer the day before Christmas Eve, I know what it feels like to lose a loved one before their time.

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Very sorry to hear about the loss of this precious boy...
I hope his family will find some sense of comfort in the 'cyber hugs' sent from this blackberry community... peace be with you.

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Truly sorry about this. I hope Ryan and his family can find comfort in the beautiful memories of Keian's life

As a new father, very sad to hear this...our deepest condolences to all Blundell family. Be strong, our prayers always be with you Keian.

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Well first My heartfelt condolence to the kid and his dad.

I pray may his soul rest in peace.

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Well not much but I pledge 10 usd to transfer thru that provided link.

We BlackBerry peoples should believe in acting and also I hope our kind android and ios friends extend their helping hands.

Thanks people.

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Deepest and most heart felt condolences! thoughts and prayers are with you guys. God bless you. The heavens have received back an angel.

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Rest in Peace. A lot of respect for this fella! I hope to be as strong!

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My thoughts and prayers go out to his parents on their insurmountable loss. May he find peace.

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May God uplift and give peace to the Blundell family. Shower blessings on them in this time of pain. We know their son is in a better place.

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So sad news, I have lost a 10 months old daughter in 2012 after 6 months between hospitals, it's hard to accept it, but we learned so much from her and I m sure Keian parents, family and friends did as well, our thoughts and prayers are with you guys, RIP champ, you are in a better place, we belong to god and to him we return.

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