Palmer, John Gray
November 6th, 1921 - August 7th, 2019
After living a full, rich life Gray Palmer (son of the late Mabel and Jack Palmer) quietly slipped away at the GWM Hospital in Perth. His 97 years began and finished at his dearly loved Christie Lake. He had called Mont Jolie Quebec his home during WWII. Irene and Gray resided in Perth to raise their family until retirement led them once more back to Christie Lake. Gray was predeceased by his wife Irene (Poole), his brother Elwood (in his 100th year) and his oldest son Robert. Left to carry on the Palmer tradition are; his daughter-in-law Dawn (late Bob), son Doug and his wife Judy, his grandsons: Shaun (Christine), Cory (Nicole) Derek (Laura) and his great grandchildren, Amelia, Olivia and Ellie. Gray will also be dearly missed by his stepchildren: Lorna and Wayne and their families, many nieces, nephews and cherished friends. We will forever remember Gray's quick wit, excellent memory, his carpentry skills and his ability to entertain others with colourful stories of "days gone by". Gray enlightened many as he regaled tales and actions of early days at Christie Lake. Our family deeply appreciates the efforts of so many who helped Gray fulfill his last wish of living at the lake up until his last few days. As his challenges became greater many agencies offered love, support and compassion to Gray and his family. We are humbled, grateful and beyond thankful to Dr. Gauthier and his staff, dedicated Bayshore caregivers, Perth Home Support, the amazingly supportive Veterans Affairs and last but certainly not least, his dear devoted friends, family and neighbours. Friends and family may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Sunday, August 11th, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A private family service will take place at Elmwood Cemetery at a later date. In remembrance of Gray, donations may be made to the Cancer 'Wheels of Hope or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.