Ernest was born in Bruderheim, Alberta on July 16, 1916, the 4th of nine children to William and Pauline Mayan. He graduated in 1941 from Concordia Seminary St. Louis, Mo. He served congregations in Churchbridge, Stornoway, SK and in 1948 began his extended ministry in Vernon. He retired to Penticton in 1981, where he did serve as vacancy Pastor in many congregation. He is grateful to the Lord for having been granted the privilege to serve Him in His Kingdom. For all things; to Him be the glory now and forever. Grateful to God for his life and love are his brother Bert, his daughter Marjorie and her children; Jody and Naoki Onuma, Kelly and Diana McIvor. His son Ralph and his wife, Linda, their children, Tamara (Evan) and children; Micaela, Nathan, Natasha, and Jordan, Rachelle (Craig) and children; Jacob, Zachary and Kathryn, Jonathan (Deanna) and children; Asher, Julianna and Samuel, Benjamin (Alison) and children; Joshua, Luke and Caleb. Sadly, he was predeceased by his wife, Mary in 1977. The Funeral Service was held at the Chapel of St. John Lutheran Church in Vernon, on Friday Nov 5, 2010, officiated by his son Rev. Dr. Ralph Mayan. Interment followed at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
In memory of Rev. Mayan, Memorial gifts may be donated to Lutheran Church Canada – Nicaragua Mission. 3072 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB R3K 0Y2. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family c/o firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of HANSONS’ ARBOR FUNERAL CHAPEL 250.492.4202