November 5, 1947 – January 17, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Tony Patrick Mayne (aka Mr. Wonderful) of Red Deer, Alberta passed away January 17, 2023 at the age of 75. His last morning was spent enjoying a rather large pancake for breakfast with Marlene, his wife of 42 years, before heading out to care for the animals on the beautiful farm they built together which he enjoyed so much.
Tony was born on Nov 5, 1947 to Graham and Patricia Mayne in Peterborough, England. He lived there until 1950 when he immigrated with his parents, and younger sister Virginia, to Red Deer.
After graduating from Lindsay Thurber High School in 1965 he began working with his father Graham at Mayne & Mayne House of Decorating beginning his lifelong career in construction. He carried the Mayne & Mayne name through the years working in construction and renovations across Central Alberta, often accompanied by his children.
When he wasn’t building or renovating houses, Tony loved being on the land with his family, teaching the kids about life on the farm. He loved the animals, especially horses. In the early years, he raised Appaloosas on his farm, Moss Canyon Ranching.
Later, Tony spent many summers announcing horse shows around Alberta and British Columbia on the Quarter Horse, Arabian, Morgan and Saddlebred show circuits. After some time spent living in Red Deer, he returned to the farm where he built a home for his family with his own hands and the help of his family and friends.
Over the years it turned into a petting zoo of sorts as Tony could never say no when one of the kids wanted a new pet, especially when they’re a hanky wearing baby goat named Booger.
He spent decades building a giant playground for his children who he was so proud of and loved so much.
Tony is missed dearly by his wife Marlene, his eldest children Robin (Andrea) and Cody (Diarmuid, grandchildren Emma and Finn), their mother Joan White Calf, his younger children Jessy (Candice, grandson Huxley), Jacqueline, Billi (Newell), and Colton (Madison), his siblings Virginia (Adrian, Julia), Jeremy (Lise, Jessica), Julian (Laurel, Nicholas, Sally), and Pamela (Dinis, Kate, Alex, Larissa).
He is predeceased by his father Graham, mother Patricia, and his brother-in-law Martin Walton (husband of Virginia).
A Celebration of Life will be held at Sweet Haven Barn (343022, Range Road 24 #5, Huxley, AB) at 2 pm Saturday, January 28, 2023.
Join us in honouring Tony – the husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, friend and the man who loved life.
Help us send him off with a Bang! Hint – you can’t celebrate Tony without some fireworks!
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