Peter Rodney Palmer

April 12, 1933- November 4, 2015

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Peter Palmer who passed away peacefully on November 4, 2015 at his home at the Berwick manor.

Peter the middle child of Bert and Irene Palmer, was born in Cochrane, Ontario on April 12, 1933. He grew up in a large, loving family in Cochrane and Gravenhurst.

In 1954, he met the love of his life, Norah Cole, the new school teacher in town. They married in 1955 and bravely moved west, settling in Richmond, B.C. In Richmond, they raised their children, Tracey, Lysle and Bret. Peter was an involved father. He supported all the hockey, figure skating, skiing and curling activities whole heartedly. Peter and Norah moved to the Comox Valley in 1991 and proudly pronounced it home. Peter was a renaissance man; quietly spiritual, flamboyantly creative and was a kind, loving man, friend and father. He loved woodworking, golfing, the Canucks and the Lions, his V.W convertible and most of all his family. He lived with love in his heart. The years since his Norah passed have been difficult. He is now reunited.

He is survived by Tracey and Andrew Bitcon (Rob and Krista), Lysle and Ron Barmby (Jesse, Rebecca and Brett) and Bret Palmer (Nicola and Ava). He was blessed by four great-grandchildren who affectionately called him G.G, Bobby, Norah, Anderson and Damon. Peter is also survived by his sisters, Nancy Coyle and Ada Irvine.

A funeral service will be on Friday, November 13th at 2:00pm at St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 579 5th St, Courtenay, B.C. Donations can be made to the Canuck Place ( would be appreciated.

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