It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Orville Edwin Mayer who passed away peacefully on May 11, 2024. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna Mayer in 2020. He is survived by 2 daughters, Colette and Karen; step children, Solvieg and Garry Peck, Erik and Laurie Madsen, John and Michael Madsen and Alan and Nancy Madsen as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Orville was born and raised in Saskatchewan on the farm. He served in the military then started work in the insurance business where he did many things, such as fly airplanes. He opened his own insurance office in Calgary which he ran until he retired. He and Anna Travelled all over North America in their motorhome. They met many people and made numerous friends. After settling in Victoria, they became members of the Esquimalt Legion Branch 172, this was a very important time in their lives. They honoured the Legion and held Office on the Executive.

Celebration of both their lives will be held at a later date TBA at the Esquimalt Legion Branch 172. It was their wish to be remembered together. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Broadmead Veterans Care Society in memory of Orville Mayer.

John 14: 1-3

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if I were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

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  • Bill and Marylou Lysyshyn

    We are deeply sorry to hear about Orville’s passing. Although part of life for us all includes the stage of moving on from this world. It is still difficult to say good bye.

    We spent many years as close friends with Orville and Anna, beginning in Calgary and during our years in the Shuswap when they spent many summers at our acreage in their RV.

    When they settled in Victoria we visited them when possible.

    Orville and Anna were very committed and devoted to their work with the legion and told us many stories about their experiences during that time.The

    We send our heart felt condolences to the family.

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