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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org-
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”