Ralph Melvin Mayer passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the age of 84 years, beloved husband of Florene Mayer of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory three sons Marty (Rayleen) Mayer of Dunmore, Merl (Jaylene) Mayer of Medicine Hat and Myron (Jennifer) Mayer of Medicine Hat; eight grandchildren, Samuel, Julia, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Meray, Connor (Rose, and their daughter Ema-Leigh), Kimberly and Hayley; two brothers, Wilf Mayer and Jerald (Shirley) Mayer, one brother-in-law Arnold Holmes and a sister-in-law Marlene Levie as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, David and Pauline Mayer, his stepfather, Tom Weiss and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Ralph was born on November 4, 1932 in Woolchester Alberta. He lived most of his life south of Medicine Hat. He loved to work hard and spent his early years as a farm and ranch hand and became a journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. When he retired he loved visiting seniors and family, helping people with projects, building and fixing everything. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 12:30 - 1:25 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Southview Church of God (2366 Southview Drive SE) on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Bob Church and Rev. Robert Findley officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Gideons International in Canada 177- 1415 28 St. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8P9. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Ralph Mayer