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Palmer, Earl

Earl Palmer, beloved husband of Ina Palmer of Fort Macleod, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at the age of 86 years. Earl was born on the family farm at Vidora, Sask. on May 8, 1922. He worked at the Sandy Gilchrist ranch before enlisting for active duty for the Mechanical Engineers in the second World War, from 1941-1946 and went overseas as staff sergeant.
Earl was the last survivor of his family. His parents Elmer and May have passed away, as well as his brothers George, Jim and Harley, their wives Thelma, Dora and Sophie; his sisters Vera and Edith and their husbands Leaman and Francis and by his infant sister Irene.
In 1949 Earl came to Fort Macleod and was employed as a brakeman for the CPR for nine years. In 1958 he went to work for Herb Pinske at Herb’s Service, which he later bought. He retired in 1987.
In 1950 Earl married Ina Teigen of Robsart, Sask. They have four children: Jackie (Glen) Burrows, Karen (Doug) Christie, Melanie (Shane) Brooks and Tracy (Jackie) Palmer; 11 grandchildren: Jason (Christina) Burrows, Wade (Bridgette) Burrows, Angie (Mike) Findlay, Jaime (Chad) Gray, Kate Christie, Sarah (Carl) Holland, Riley Black, Michael Brooks, Renae Brooks, Eric Palmer and Bradley Palmer; and five great grandchildren: Chloe, Lane and Megan Burrows and Myka and Shea Findlay. Earl loved his cars and trailers and enjoyed camping for 35 years, especially at Beauvais and Police Lakes. He was quite a shark at cards and billiards, he loved visiting with friends, enjoyed a good joke and was passionately loyal to his family and friends.
Memorial service was held at Eden’s Funeral Home, Fort Macleod, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at 1 p.m. with Jack Cullen officiating.

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