Alvin, one of eight children, was born to Peter and Annie Mayer (nee Lipinski) on Dec. 9, 1944, on the family farm near Grayson. As a child, Alvin attended Flegel School and helped his father on the farm.
Alvin married the love of his life, Elsie Duryba, in 1968. The couple farmed in the Grayson area where they raised three children: Crystal, Travis and Trent, and later welcomed three grandchildren, Rhyan, Rayden and Hanna.
Alvin farmed for 20 years and also worked for Majestic Pipeline for several years. In the 80s, Alvin worked for the RM of Grayson as a grader operator until his retirement.
Some of Alvin’s favorite past-times were ice fishing and hunting. In his spare time he could be found in his shop, building or fixing things for himself or his sons. In his 50s, with the assistance of Travis and Trent, he mastered the art of using a computer, which he enjoyed very much, even buying
and selling items.
Alvin was known for his gentle nature, kind heart and warm smile. Alvin enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and socializing with neighbours.
Alvin will forever be remembered by his devoted wife, Elsie; their sons: Travis (Julie) and their children, Rhyan and Rayden; Trent (Regan) and their daughter, Hanna. Alvin also leaves his siblings, Elizabeth (Jack) Zimmer, Aileen Zimmer, Marlene (Paul) Wormsbecker, Janet Hoedel; and in-laws, Marian Mayer, Ann (Gordon) Schill, George (Ruth) Duryba, John (Bettyanne) Duryba, Rose (Lloyd) Virag, Clara (Bev) Morten; and many nieces, nephews and friends who were blessed to know him.
Alvin joins in heaven, his loving daughter, Crystal; his parents, Peter and Annie Mayer; two infant siblings; mother and father-in-law, John and Mary Duryba; brother, Bill Mayer; brother-in-law, Donald Zimmer; and sister-in-law, Kathleen Walter.
Family and friends are invited to gather for a graveside service at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in Grayson, Sask., on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 3:30 p.m., followed by a gathering in the Cecilia Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Parish Cemetery Fund, Box 100, Grayson, Sask., S0A 1E0, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre Street, Regina, Sask., S4P 2R3.
Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near,
So loved, so missed, so very dear.
Arrangements were by Bailey’s Funeral and Cremation Services, Melville.