Mr. Charles Wayne Palmer passed away at the Stettler Health Care Centre on March 28, 2014 at the age of 72 years. He was born May 8, 1941 to Charles and Florence Palmer in Victoria, BC; he spent most of his childhood and young adult life in Whitehorse, Yukon. Charles enjoyed his work and in 1980 he was transferred by the Teamster Union to Vancouver and retired from the Teamsters in 1997. He then served a few terms with the BC Labour Board until his health prevented him from working any longer. In 2008 he moved to Alberta to be closer to his daughter and grandson and in 2012 moved into Heritage House in Stettler. Charles enjoyed travelling; some of his favourite destination spots were Honolulu, Fiji, Australia and also made several trips to Las Vegas to play the tables and roll the dice. Charles dealt with many health issues through the years but his determination to live was astounding as in 1983 was diagnosed with cancer and was given 3 weeks to 3 months to live, however he proved them wrong and has been a loving support to his daughter Anna and grandson Cameron, they will miss him, his smile and his generous heart.
He leaves to mourn his daughter Anna Tripp, his grandson Cameron of Stettler, a sister Leila Palmer of Parksville, BC, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Norma.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to SHSF – Heritage House c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME
403-742-3422, entrusted with the care and arrangements.