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.