Palmeter, Donald Arthur
Born September 24, 1925 in Kentville Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, died April 6th, 2003 in Comox, British Columbia. In that span of 77 years, he lived a full, rich, varied and inclusive life, encompassing his beloved family, many friends and the community of people whose lives he touched each day.
He was predeceased by his parents, Grace and Lochart Palmeter, his brother Lockie, two sisters Dorothy Walker and Jeannie Corey and her husband Vern.
He leaves a legacy of love and special memories to his wife Margaret, his son John and his wife Betsy, daughters Joy Palmeter, Kathryn Verduyn, her husband Rod and their daughters Danielle, Ashley and Robin, Don’s beloved granddaughters.
He is survived by his Nova Scotia kin, sisters Margie Eaton and husband Bev, and Georgie Phinney, sister-in-law Janet, brother-in-law Harley Walker, together with many loved extended family members.
Don has had a long and varied journey, serving in the navy on the North Atlantic convoys 1944 – 1945. In peacetime, with family considerations, he joined the RCAF and together they were stationed on the Pine Tree Line in northern Quebec, then to Western Special Investigations Unit in Edmonton, then to Wings One and Four in France and Germany, then to the last and best posting, CFB Comox in 1966.
Following retirement, Don was active in his community, helping in the building of the Glacier Greens Golf Course, and in volunteer work with Big Brothers, and on the board and as chair of the Comox Valley Home Support Society. He took an active role in the life of his church, Comox United Church.
He leaves many friends and acquaintances through his golfing times at Comox Golf Club, coffee gatherings at the Comox Mall and his participation in the Driftwood Mall Walkers group. He was a member of the Comox Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and of The Royal Canadian Navy Association Comox Valley Branch.
Reverend Maggie Enwright will conduct the memorial service at Comox United Church, Saturday, April 12th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be very appreciated.
Interment will take place at a future date at the family gravesite in Elm Grove Cemetery, near Don’s home town, Kentville, Nova Scotia. It will be a time for the gathering of his Nova Scotia family and friends with his western family coming back from away to share memories of this very special person.