John Palmer

John Palmer

PALMER, JOHN MURRAY

John passed away peacefully

at Cottonwoods on January 20, 2014 at 77 years of age. John is survived and will be dearly missed by his loving wife

Glenda Palmer and his children Dale Palmer (Miki)

of Calgary, AB, Lauren Crosby (Gary) of Clavet, SK and Barry Woodruff (Renee) of Morinville, AB as well as his eleven

grandchildren. He will be missed also by his blended

family Howard, Mark, Raffy and Dakota. He was predeceased by his parents Russell and Janet Palmer who had also retired in Kelowna.John was born in South Africa and raised in Wawa, ON. He lived in Ottawa before he followed his father into a career in the Canadian mining industry. It was a life he truly enjoyed. As part of different management teams he worked and lived in Uranium City, SK, Fraser Lake, BC, Clinton Creek, YT, Saskatoon, SK, Hinton, AB, Coronach, SK and Hanna, AB before retiring in Kelowna. Family and good friends were his mainstay. Upon retiring he golfed regularly and did volunteer photography for many Kelowna nonprofits for several years. In 2005 he received the

Volunteer of the Year award from the United Way. He

was one of the original overnight volunteers with Inn From The Cold and in Unitarian Fellowship circles he was known as one of the ‘Tool Guys’ with his friend Rick Hardman.

John was always ‘up’ for a project that involved power tools and shared his skill with others. John and his wife Glenda enjoyed several wonderful trips abroad while he was still

in good health. The family wishes to thank Dr. M. Bobyn

for his care and concern during John’s illness. Our

gratitude as well to the staff at KGH and Cottonwoods.

In lieu of flowers donations could be made to Inn From the Cold (Kelowna) or your preferred charity. There will be

no service by request however the family will gather

later in the year to say goodbye together.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com and searching his name under stories.

Arrangements entrusted to

First Memorial Funeral Services,

Kelowna. (250) 762-2299.


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