OBITUARY

Val Mayer

November 2, 1934February 9, 2020

Valentine Mayer passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 85 years. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta on November 2, 1934.

Despite having cerebral palsy since birth and not being expected to live past his teen years, he lived a full and busy life, driving logging trucks and other haulers. In his career he drove over 10 million miles. He volunteered for 15 years with the Golden Age Club and was active with the Salvation Army Church. He travelled around Canada and went to Israel in the 70’s.

Declining health compelled him to move into Clifton Manor between 12 and 14 years ago. Val’s motorized scooter allowed him the independence to travel the city buses and around his neighbourhood.

Although a stroke several years ago affected his speech and mobility he remained cheerful and was well liked at the Clifton Manor.

Val is survived by two nieces, a nephew and several cousins.

At Val’s request a Memorial Service will be held at Clifton Manor, 4726 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 20, 2020

Memories

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Edward Moeck

February 16, 2020

In 2001, my wife Maija and I took a 13,000-km tour of the USA and Canada, to visit Peter Moeck (1st cousin once removed) in Chicago; Theodore William Mack (first cousin) and his wife Mary in Arkansas: brother Joseph and his wife Dixie in Turner, Oregon; brother Henry in Victoria, British Columbia; Heather Meck (first cousin) in Grande Prairie, Alberta; Val (first cousin) in Calgary, Alberta; and Esther (niece) and Rainer Rohr also in Calgary; before driving home to Deep River, Ontario. This was the first time that we met Peter, Theodore and Mary, Heather, and Val.

When we met Val, I presented him with a copy of “Our Family History” that was compiled by the ten siblings and cousins of the Möck, Moeck, Mack, Meck family and included the story of his mother Philippine. Val was very interested in that book and offered further input, comprising pictures and data about the Mayer side of the family. These were subsequently included in the History. We were delighted to meet Val who was very gracious and eager to sustain this new family connection.

Unfortunately, since 2001, of the ten siblings and cousins, Joseph Mack, Joseph Moeck, Erich Möck, Heather Meck, Theodore Mack, and now Valentin Ernst Mayer have gone to their eternal home.

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