In Memory of
Celebration of John’s Life will be held at the Trisan Centre (25 Dillane Dr, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0) on Saturday March 23rd, 2019 beginning at 12 PM.
Spoken remembrances of John will begin at 1pm, at the Trisan Centre (25 Dillane Dr, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0) on Saturday March 23rd, 2019.
John Melvin Palmer passed away peacefully at the age of 73 after a long battle with heart disease on February 17, 2019. Predeceased by his parents John and Marion, John will be profoundly missed by his loving wife Vilda and sons JD and Charlie (Laura Herbert) and treasured granddaughter Audrey Quinn, sister Janet (Bud); sisters-in-law Ila Black, Delores Callin and Deborah Warkus (predeceased); nieces and nephews, Ennio, Karen, Paul, Andrew and Jennifer. A fiercely independent spirit, John is remembered for his unique sense of humour and gregarious nature. Early in life he was a gifted student of life drawing at OCAD and became a graphic artist. His passion for working with his hands exhibited itself in his life’s work as a carpenter, builder and cabinetmaker. John maintained a lifelong interest in cars and motorsports and never found a machine he didn’t want to tinker with. As an avid amateur photographer he carried on a tradition that was the Palmer family business dating back to the 19th Century. He dedicated many years to coaching minor hockey where he built lifelong friendships. John had a passion for the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. His pride was his property in New Tecumseth, part of the Oak Ridges Moraine, where he immersed himself in nature and wildlife. John leaves behind many close friends in his hometown of Toronto, as well as in Tottenham, Schomberg and the surrounding areas.
A celebration of life event will be held at the Trisan Centre (25 Dillane Dr, Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0) on Saturday March 23rd, 2019 beginning at 12 PM with spoken remembrances at 1 PM, followed by a reception. Final arrangements have been made through Rod Abrams Funeral Home in Tottenham. Condolences may be left at www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com. A private family committal service will take place in Dundalk in the Spring. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Southlake Regional Healthcare Centre (Cardiac Unit).
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de John Palmer 2019..