1918 ~ MAYER ~ 2015

Posted: October 2nd, 2015

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Alice Edith Mayer of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Herbert Mayer, passed away on Monday, September 28th, 2015 at the age of 97 years. Alice leaves to cherish her memory her children, Tania (Doug) Borg and Miles (Michele) Mayer; five grandchildren, Charity Borg (Trevor Sokolan), Megan Borg (Jordan Lane), Ian Borg, Lucas Mayer and Nathan Mayer; one sister, Lillian Hassard; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as Herb’s family. Alice was predeceased by her parents, David and Dorothea Weiss; three brothers; five sisters; and numerous relatives on Herb’s side. Alice was born March 19th, 1918 in Medicine Hat. After obtaining her teacher’s certificate, at Calgary Normal School in 1938, Alice taught for several years. In 1944 Alice married Herb Mayer. They bought a farm in 1949 in the Manyberries area next to the ranch Alice was brought up on. In 1992, illness forced them to move to Medicine Hat. Alice’s beloved Herb passed away September 28th, 1993. Alice loved her children and grandchildren dearly. She was fond of all children and found their fresh young minds interesting and enjoyable. Former pupils (grandparents themselves now) still kept in touch. Alice did volunteer work with various charities for 36 years and found this absorbing and gratifying work. She enjoyed handicrafts, knitting, crocheting, reading, music, crossword puzzles, gardening, travelling, baking and cooking. Alice enjoyed the country life with animals, a large garden and flowers. She became involved with the Manyberries History book and with cooperation of all who helped, they produced a successful book. Due to the wonderful care of family, neighbors and friends, Alice was very grateful to stay in her own home until age 87 at which time she moved to Masterpiece. The family is grateful to the staff at Masterpiece for the love and care provided to Alice over the past 10 years. At Alice’s request a private family service will be held. Friends and neighbors are welcome to share their memories of Alice at the Terrace Room, Chinook Village, 2801 – 13th Avenue SE, on Monday, October 5th, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the, Cancer Clinic at the Medicine Hat Hospital, Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Alice Mayer. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Dianne Gosselin says:

    My sympathy and love to the Mayer family, my thoughts are with you.

    Alice was my much loved aunt and such a very special person, I will always cherish her memory. She and Herb were like my other set of parents from as far back as I can remember, and both are deeply missed.

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