Robert Lionel Mayer

February 9th, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert Lionel Mayer on February 9, 2021 at the age of 61.  Bob was born in Penetanguishene, Ontario November 16, 1959 and made his way west spending time in Calgary, Alberta, Christina Lake and finally Montrose, BC.

Bob enjoyed spending time on his Harley riding with friends and enjoying a lot of laughs and the beautiful scenery of BC.  He looked forward to his annual fishing trips at the coast with the Bailey family and hanging out at “the resort”.  He loved being at Christina Lake during the summers catching up with friends and cruising the lake on warm summer days.  He spent many hours with his dog Biggie, teaching him to give kisses, hanging out at McDonald’s and loving and being loved unconditionally.

He will be sadly missed by Gay Ganzini and family, his son Christopher (Jennifer) Mayer, sister Louise Mayer Pilon (Ken), brothers Albert Jr. Mayer, Donald Mayer and Fred Mayer and many nieces and nephews.  Bob is predeceased by his mother Norma Mayer, father Albert Mayer, sister Beverly Donnon and brother Steve Mayer.

No memorial has yet been planned.  Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. 

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

May the wings of your Eagle lift you to the heavens where you find nothing but love, joy and peace.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence.

Messages:

Dear Gay, Chris and families, so very sorry to read of Bob’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you all. He worked so hard at Christina Lake for years for all of us, so we could all share a piece of paradise. May he find his own paradise now. Deepest condolences

We are so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Have many memories of him at Christina Lake and we will miss seeing him there. Our console to Gay and Chris and rest of family.

Gay and family, so sorry to read this news. I am shocked and very saddened for your family to go through this pain again, our deepest sympathies ❤️ fond memories of such a witty man with no boundaries, good humour and a big heart ♥️ RIP

Gay and families, Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Enjoyed a few rides with him over the years. Condolences to all.

I cannot believe Bob is gone. I am going to miss his unpredictable and totally off the edge humor and that bigger than life laugh of his. But what I am really going to miss is fishing and just hanging out with him for the short time we had each year. Bob would say when we were fishing, “Mikey” even if we do not catch anything today it's still going to be a great fkn day. Bob loved just how quiet and peaceful our surroundings were on the river. One funny thing Bob would do is give his friends a nickname, it meant how much he liked you. Bob had quite a few for me, “hey bitch” “felix” “ babba” and “mikey” I guess he really liked me. My heart goes out to everyone that loved him. We all hurt. See you later “Bobbles". Until we meet again brother. Mike B.

Gay, Christopher and families, We were so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Anyone that took the time to get to know Bob, knows under his hard shell was a very caring person. Kelly enjoyed visiting with Bob at the lake, and at Mcdonalds. Will miss these entertaining visits. He was a great riding partner. So ride on my friend and rest in peace

I'm so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. May you hold your cherished memories of him close to your heart.

So sorry for your loss Gay and we are thinking of you in this difficult time.

Oh Gay So sorry to hear about Bob. We are all here for you if you need anything. Love you.

It was very sad to learn of Bob’s passing especially for my husband Irv and my son Adam. Bob will be missed by Irv at their annual fishing trip in the fall. He always enjoyed spending time with Bob who always made Irv laugh and had great stories. Bob treated Adam very well making him always smile and feel unconditionally loved. Adam looked forward to seeing him and calling him for his birthdays. Adam says Bob will always be a part of his group. Our hearts go out to Gay and family and hope the fond memories you hold dear to your hearts bring you some peace during this horrible time.

You can shed tears that he is gone Or you can smile because he has lived You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him Or you can be full of the love that you shared You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday You can remember him and only that he is gone Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on. Rest in Peace Bob.

We are also sad that Bob had to leave so early. You were everybody’s big teddy bear Bob! Always fighting for the underdog and protecting the weak. It’s so hard to believe you’re gone. I wish you were here so I could give you a big hug and tell you how much you were loved. Rest in peace my little brother. Fly like an eagle and have a safe journey home XOXOXO I know mom, Nana , Bev, and your little brother Steven and your nephew Darrin are all waiting for you. This world will be an empty place without you. But heaven is so lucky to have an angel like you. Say hi to everyone up there Bob. Until we all meet again. Love always your sister Louise xoxoxo

We will miss Bob very much, so many great memories of good times over the years. Our hearts go out to Gay, Christopher and family. Bob was an important part of Christina Sands Campground as an employee and as a volunteer. He will be remembered fondly, he was a true friend. MJ & Kevin Grant

Bob will be missed very much! I loved hanging out with him during our fishing trips and being called "burrito" LOL I'm blessed to have met him. He definitely kept me laughing.

Bob had such a soft heart under his big, male presence. Crazy sense of humour and a hand of help to any of his friends who needed it. He will be sorely missed. Peace and love to all who were lucky to have him in their lives. Biggest hugs to Gaye and family, Love, Val

Bob was the best friend everyone should have. He made the world brighter with his laugh and his jokes that he told too many times. He was out friend, our fishing partner, our resort buddy and he was bigger than life. The hole in our hearts cannot be filled. His wonderful partner Gay brought more joy to Bob than anyone in his life ever. May he have peace and reunite with many that have passed before. Ride Free Bob. We love you

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