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Barry Brian Mayer

April 11, 1951 - November 14, 2011

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Barry Brian Mayer was born on April 11th, 1951 in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan to Hilda
and Rudy Mayer. He attended elementary school in Bateman, Saskatchewan and high school in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan.
Barry took a Heavy Duty Mechanic trade course at Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon.
After school Barry worked in Alberta, British Columbia and the North West Territories during the winter months and would return to Saskatchewan in the spring where he would remain until fall for farming.
Barry met Loretta in 1971. They were married in 1975. They have two children daughter Jennifer (Barrett Halkett) and a son Adam Mayer (Sarah McKenzie). Barry has two awesome grandchildren Lekeisha and Caleb Halkett.
Barry and Loretta farmed in the Gravelbourg area until 1982. They then moved to Leoville to continue farming. In 1989, they moved off the farm to LaRonge and Barry took a position with Superior Propane as Branch Manager. Barry worked with superior Propane, LaRonge, Saskatchewan for a number of years and then transferred to Co-op Propane, LaRonge, Saskatchewan. He served various communities in Northern Saskatchewan. The first load of propane to be delivered by land instead of water to Stony Rapids was delivered by Barry.
Barry had always dreamt of living in the mountains which lead Barry and Loretta to Nakusp in 2006. Barry continued to work part time in Nakusp for HMC in the winter and the occasional cement delivery in the summer for Nakusp Redi Mix.
Barry loved the outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, and quad rides. Barry enjoyed having a laugh with his good friends, spending time with his grandchildren and teasing them. He is survived by his wife Loretta, daughter Jennifer (Barrett) Halkett, son Adam Mayer (Sarah McKenzie), and 2 grandchildren Lekeisha and Caleb Halkett, his mother Hilda Mayer-Roszell, sister Janice (Denis) Bourgeois, sister Holly (Will) Wiens, brother Miles (Janell) Mayer, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Barry was predeceased by father Rudy Mayer, aunts and uncles.

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From: Valley Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Valley Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Gloria L. Haberlack
Relation: Cousin

My Sympathy, heartfelt thoughts & Prayers to Loretta, children & extended family. Barry was the most special cousin. His laughter, smiles and kindness will always be remembered. We spent many happy times on the farm as kids, in the summers. I’ve alway’s had the fondest of memories over the years. Barry…..I know our Father in heaven opened his arms to you, many loved ones were there to meet you as you were lifted up on the arms of the Angels. We will never forget you. I pray for strength & comfort for Loretta to carry on, and that she has many loving friends to help her through. Barry, we are so thankful & take comfort in knowing where you’ve gone. You’ll be one of the loved ones to meet us one day….Untill we meet again.Gloria. Also, condolences from Hank, Evelyn & Glenn.

From: Karen and Scott Robertson
Relation: Knew the family from La Ronge

To Loretta, Jennifer, and Adam: Scott and I were so saddened to hear of Barry’s passing. Loretta, we know that when you look at your children and grandchildren, you will be reminded of your dear partner and husband. We are sending your our deepest sympathies. Jennifer and Adam, it is hard to lose a dad, as both Scott and I know. You must be strong now for your mom and each other. Our sincere sympathies to you both. Thinking of you all, and sending our prayers. Karen and Scott Robertson, Air Ronge

From: Ricahrd and Thelma Nagel
Relation: Neighbors on the old farm!!

Our sincere sympathies to you and your children and families Loretta–it is such a hard thing to loose your solemate in life but that strength you had together will help you to carry on for each other!!! No matter what age that we loose someone–from young to old- we have to trust that the Lord knows who he is calling!! Take care of each other.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 19, 2011
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Arrow Lakes Alliance Church
339 Alexander Road
Nakusp, BC Canada

339 Alexander Road
Nakusp, BC Canada

 

Date & Time:
November 19, 2011
Beginning at 12:30pm

Location:
Arrow Lakes Alliance Church
339 Alexander Road
Nakusp, BC Canada

339 Alexander Road
Nakusp, BC Canada

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