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November 18, 2020

Bishop Ron Mayan, former bishop of the Synod of Alberta and the Territories, dies

We uphold in prayer the family and friends who mourn the death of Bishop Ron Mayan, who died November 17, 2020.

Bishop Mayan died in hospital in Red Deer, AB following a recent diagnosis of cancer and pneumonia.

As per Bishop Mayan's request, there will be a private family memorial service at a later date. Prayers are much appreciated at this time.

Bishop Mayan prepared the following obituary:

Ronald B. Mayan was born and raised in Edmonton. He was ordained to the pastoral ministry on April 3, 1977, by the Rev. Dr. George Rode, his mentor. He served Immanuel Lutheran Church, Tomahawk, and the Lake Isle Camp Association; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lethbridge; Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute, Camrose; The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Red Deer. He was ordained Bishop of the Synod of Alberta and the Territories, ELCIC, on Holy Cross Day, September 14, 2006. He served as Bishop until he resigned and retired in 2012. Bishop Ron is survived by two sons and their families: (Jeremy, Jennifer, and Lucas), (Josh, Christine, and Jordyn); one sister, Marla; and his companion, Kathy. He was predeceased by his parents (Wilfred - 2005) and (Ellen - 2014).

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