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PALMER – Florence Roberta (nee McIntyre)

September 9, 1941 – September 2, 2009

Florence Roberta Palmer (nee McIntyre), beloved wife of Frank Palmer of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at the age of 67 years.

Florence was born in Drumheller, AB on September 9, 1941 to parents Daniel and Lily McIntyre. Mom had a smile that would light up the room. She was also very proud of and loved her children and grandchildren very much. She was strong willed, and would extend herself to those in need. She loved to travel and enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially in the mountains. Always a fighter – nothing would hold Mom back- “if there was a will – there was a way”. This spirit and love for life carried her though a lengthy struggle with kidney disease, being a successful recipient of a kidney transplant for over 27 years. Mom loved music, and played the piano for many years. She also loved to knit and crochet, and was passionate about her genealogy. Mom was also a huge advocate for FASD children.

Besides her loving husband Frank, she is survived by children Frank LJ Palmer (Frances), Michele Palmer Spring (Al), Richard Palmer, and Shannon Palmer; grandchildren Jeffery, Tiffanie, Virginia, Kristina, Drew, Kaitlyn, and Tyler; as well as numerous extended family members and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 7:00 p.m., with visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in the Garden of the Good Shepherd at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, rather than flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca. With Florence and her family in your heart, please consider signing your donor card so that you may be able to give others the gift of life. The Palmer Family would like to thank the doctors and hospital staff in the ICU unit at the Peter Lougheed Hospital – for their care and tenderness towards Mom in her last few weeks.

In living memory of Florence Palmer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. Frank,
    Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. These times are never easy but we hope you find comfort in your friends and family.

    Fred, Penny & Sean Kasza

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  2. Debbie Forestell :

    Michele,

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. Thinking of you at this time
    Deb & Amy Forestell

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  3. I never met your mom but we corresponded by e mail as she helped me with geneology on the Roessler family.
    May you find comfort in your family and friends as you go through this difficult time.

    Ladona Blouin
    Campbell River BC

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  4. Patricia Schmidt :

    My deepest condolences to the family.

    Florence was a wonderful person and loved her family and grandchildren very much. They were her life!

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  5. Frank, thinking of you and praying for you and your family at this difficult time. Love Robyn Barnes

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  6. Margaret Taylor, M.C., R. Psych. :

    Please accept my deepest condolences on your significant loss. I had the honour of working with Florence during my very first practicum. I admired the strong, courageous, caring and intelligent woman that epitomizes Florence. I still take good care of the afghan that she made for me, and I regularly utilize her book (with her permission), “Two Sides of the Coin” in my Teacher Assistant course instruction. I will deeply miss Florence, and will attend on Wed. eve, thank you for notifying me.

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  7. Evelyn Wittchen :

    Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your family’s beloved “ROCK”, Florence.
    I am blessed God placed you in my life for 62 years and am proud to be considered one of your many friends. You were a fighter right up to the end. God called you home to receive your new body free from pain. He is looking for gems and found a diamond in you. Rest in Peace my sister in the Family of God.
    Love Ev & Herb Wittchen and family.

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  8. Marian & Don Sim :

    THANK YOU so much for letting me know, I really appreciate it. I am so sorry for the family, but she certainly lived a courageous live. One thing for sure she Loved the Lord God and trusted Him for all her strength. I truly loved her.
    My sincere condolences to you; Frank, Frankie, Michele, Rickie and Shannon. Her legacy and love for others less fortunate was so astounding, she will be greatly missed.
    (I was her bridesmaid)

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  9. Lynett Sim AKA Maurer :

    Our hearts are sad for the family. Florence loved and sacrificed everything for them. Always giving to others and never seeking recognition, rather her gift of love and giving to the Lord.

    We pray to You, almighty God, in this time of crisis. You are our refuge and our strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Do not let us fail in the face of these events. Uphold us with your love and give us the strength we need. Help us in our confusion and guide our actions. Heal the hurt, console the bereaved and afflicted, protect the innocent and helpless and deliver any who are still in peril; for the sake of Your great mercy in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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  10. My deepest condolences on the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Gail Kipke

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  11. Christine Bjorklund Bruyere :

    I was sad tonight to learn that Florence had passed away. She is definitely gone to soon but i know she is free of pain and suffering now.
    I did not know Florence really well, having met her only a few times and living so far away. But I so appreciated Florences’ work and caring to keep family connected. She organized a reunion some years back; wrote a family history and kept up the Family Tree site so that all who were interested could join in and keep in touch. That meant a lot to her and I will miss her.

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  12. Michele
    My deepest sympathy on your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you.
    Trudi

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  13. Arlene Wilson-Kelly :

    Thank You for emailing me. I have never met Florence but we email each other about genealogy. She helped me with information on the MacInyre family. She was a wonderful person and I will miss her contacting me about the family. God Bless you all. My heart is filled with sadness now but I know she is with God for she was always willing to share herself with others. She will be missed by many. May she rest in peace take care GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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  14. Carol Kounadis & Jeffrey Anderson :

    Treasure all those wonderful years with Florence. The people you love most would not exist without her. We prayed she would die with dignity, heavenly peace and surrounded by the people she loved.

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  15. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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  16. Brenda and Clarence Bauer :

    Florence’s generosity and caring for those who needed a hand-up, her energy, drive and interest in family and others remain with me. Our sympathy to Frank and family.

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  17. The Australian Accounting Standards Board :

    The Board members and staff of the Australian Accounting Standards Board wish to express their deepest sympathies to Frank Palmer and family. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

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  18. Dear Frank & Frances, and family,
    Herewith I send you my condolences with the passing on of your mom & mother-in-law.
    Too young, too soon, but it’s what you
    have to deal with….
    I expect you to have great memories of her, and that the celebration of her life has been memorable for you all.

    Strength to you, and your family, to cope with her being in another dimension.
    With love,
    Carolien (Flint)

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  19. Paul Milo and Stephanie O'Brien (Milo) :

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We have many memories of the time spent with your family. You mom was always very welcoming and lots of fun. Take care and God bless.

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