William Buddy Mayer

William Buddy Mayer

William (Buddy) Mayer

Born in Vernon, B.C. on February 24th, 1933, Buddy passed away at Kootenay Lake General Hospital on May 7th, 2012 at the age of 79. He is survived by three daughters, Cindy (Tony) Sexsmith, Shannon (Duane) Redekop, Tamara Sinclair and one son Grant (Vanessa) Mayer. He is also survived by his sister Connie (Mike) Zeznik. He will be mourned by 9 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews as well as former soulmates Linda and Audrey. Bud was pre-deceased by his parents William (Shorty) and Ethel Mayer and son Sean. Up until his retirement, Buddy worked as a rock driller and blaster and was involved in numerous road and bridge construction projects throughout BC and the Northwest Territories. (“There was nothing that I couldn’t make disappear!”) He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him and every one of us has at least on “Buddy Tale” (probably many!) to recollect and recall during a life of awe inspiring actions and activity. It is virtually impossible for anyone else but Bud to have crammed in so much in 79 years and to have just “fallen asleep” so peacefully on Monday afternoon.

A celebration of Buddy’s life will be held on Saturday, May 19th, 2012 at 2:30 p.m at the Nelson Brach #51 of the Royal Canadian Legion. All who knew him are invited to attend and bid farwell to our friend in a manner that he would approve of.

“I have put more on miles in reverse that most folks ever did in full, fast forward!”

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