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William Buddy Mayer

February 24, 1933 - May 7, 2012


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
one “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 PM at the Nelson Branch #51
of the Royal Canadian Legion. All who knew him are
invited to attend and bid farewell to our friend in a
manner that he would approve of.
“I have put more on miles in reverse than most folks ever did in full, fast forward!”


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

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

From: Dewey Riesterer
Relation: Friend

Hi, I just wanted to send my most heartfelt condolences to all of Buddy’s family and share my memories of “Bud the Spud” as I often called him when we were hoisting a few.

My late mother and Buddy’s mother were close friends on the 200 block of Robson St. for the last few years of their lives and I first got to know Buddy in 1969. We were friends for all the remaining years I lived in Nelson.

Buddy, was one of the warmest, most generous, kindest and REAL men I have known in my almost 66 years on this Earth and I had great respect and deep affection for him. I shall always remember Buddy for the fine human he really was and BOY, was he ever a “character”!

Go with God, Buddy, you deserve a place in Heaven and a cold beer is waiting!

God Bless and Keep all of you, Sincerely, Dewey Riesterer

From: Ted and Evelyn Cartlidge
Relation: friend

condolences to all of Buds family. Bud played soft ball for many years with me and we always had a good laugh. Ted.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 19, 2012
Beginning at 2:30pm

Nelson Branch #51 of the Royal Canadian Legion
402 Victoria Street
Nelson, AB Canada V1L 4K5

402 Victoria Street
Nelson, AB Canada V1L 4K5

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