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Obituary - Leslie Bayer

Leslie Bayer

1934 - 2020

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Bayer(2020)

May 2, 1934 ~ October 11, 2020

Mr. Leslie Grant Bayer, a long-time resident of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully of natural causes at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie, Alberta during the Covid pandemic of 2020 at the age of 86 years.

Leslie was born in Empress, Alberta and was raised on the family farm near Schuler, Alberta with his four younger sisters. He graduated from Medicine Hat High School in 1952, with a keen interest in shop and electronics courses. He farmed with his father, Fred, and eventually purchased the farm and adjoining lands in the 80s and 90s. Les retired from farming in 2006 and moved to Grande Prairie to be closer to family, staying busy in his retirement by going to auction sales, doing handyman work and maintaining the family home and vehicles. Les enjoyed his years in Medicine Hat, serving at Hillcrest Evangelical Church as an usher and helped construct the present building by participating in the planning, ground preparation and carpentry process. He also enjoyed Saturday night golf, boating and spending time with friends.

Les was survived by his wife, Phyllis; sons, Montell (Michelle) and Morley (Christina); grandchildren, Sloane, Jaydon, Nevayeh and Tayanna Bayer; sisters, Eileen (Emil) Fritzler, Marilyn (Ed) Prusko, Donna (Jim) Mattheis and Lois (Brad) Lien as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Alice Bayer.

A memorial for Leslie will be held in conjunction with the same for his late wife, Phyllis at Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church, 3785 - 13 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Foodgrains Bank, 393 Portage Ave #400, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 3H6; Samaritan’s Purse 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB, T3J 5H5, ShareWord Global, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, ON, and Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church, 3785 - 13 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, AB, T1B 1J2


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