June 8, 1950 – August 14, 2019
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Arthur Mayer on August 14th, 2019 in Vernon, BC.
Bob was born in New Westminster, BC on June 8th, 1950 to Joffre Arthur Lucien Mayer and Lucy Aileen Ryan. In his youth he was a local hockey star, playing for several teams including the historic Vernon Essos which he captained to a BC Junior League Championship in 1969-70 while earning the league MVP. In succeeding years Bob tried out for the Vancouver Canucks before trying Minor Pro and Senior hockey in several BC cities including Cranbrook until returning to Vernon and meeting the love of his life Brenda Kulak.
After marrying Brenda, Bob worked as a Carpenter for SJ Pasechnik & Sons for 12 years before moving on to a 25-year career with School District 22. During Bobs time with SJ Pasechnik, Bob and Brenda welcomed the birth of their 2 sons Ryan and Chris.
Bob was a very kind and generous individual who often put others before himself. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his family. He could usually be found cruising around town in his truck with his dog Bannok, catching up with friends over coffee, coaching hockey, or taking his grandson on adventures after school. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Brenda, his parents, and his sister Donna. He leaves behind his sons Ryan (Krystal) and Chris, his grandchildren Hudson and Emmie, and his brothers Darrell and Randy Mayer.
The family wishes to thank all the doctors and staff at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and Hospice House for their care and compassion.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 from 2 until 4 at the Schubert Center in Vernon, BC. Refreshments will be provided.
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