Percy Wilbur PALMER


Percy Wilbur Palmer of Bentley,

Alberta passed away peacefully at his

care home in Lacombe on May 26,

2005 at the age of 86.

Percy will be lovingly remembered

by his wife Jessie, his children, Pat

(Bob) Allin of Banff, Bob Palmer of Ottawa, Ontario,

and Marilyn (Bob) Machuk of Red Deer; his

grandchildren Michelle(Jay), Lisa (Elton), Nathan, Rob

(Kelly), Patricia (Steven), and Richard; his greatgrandchildren

Zackary, Kate, and Brooke. He is also

survived by his sisters Dot Volding and Bea Tyler. Percy

waspredeceased by his parents Joseph and Mary, and his

sister Vi.

Percy was born in Herschel, Saskatchewan on September

20, 1918. His family moved to Kelfield then to Saskatoon

where he met and married Jessie Bell in 1942. They lived

and worked in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Fort St. John,

B.C., and Edmonton until retiring to Gull Lake in 1983.

Percy had a great curiosity about life and a zest for

learning. Among his many interests were bird watching,

photography, gardening, cooking, tree pruning, fishing,

lapidary, bocci ball, garage saling, collecting, wildlife

conservation, community improvement, and especially

his family. His greatest joy was in sharing these interests

with his friends and family.

The people, the land, and the wildlife of the Gull Lake/

Bentley area have held a special place in Percy¹s heart

for the past 45 years. He had the ³gift of the gab² and was

a friend to everybody.

A special thanks to Mary Brown and her staff for their

loving care the past few months.

Friends are invited to join the family for refreshments

and a celebration of his life at the Bentley Drop-in Centre,

4818-50 Avenue on June 4, 2005 from 2-4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bike

Path Society, Box 179, Bentley, AB T0C 0J0 or the Kerry

Wood Nature Centre, Red Deer. Expressions of

sympathy may be forwarded to wfch@telusplanet.netsubject-


Wilson’s Funeral Chapel serving Central Alberta

with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe

in charge of the arrangements.

Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366.

“A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

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