DAVID WALTER PALMER

PALMER, David Walter

April 21, 1946 to June 16, 2015

We are saddened to announce the passing of our father and best friend on the morning of June 16, 2015, surrounded by loved ones. He is already deeply missed and his memory and legacy lives on in his children, grandchildren, family, and the many friends he made along the way. David was born and raised in Penticton/ Naramata and eventually moved to Summerland, where he settled in Garnett Valley with his then wife Linda and raised their 2 children. He was an electrician by trade, and got his start in the early years with Betts Electric. He went on to own a local electrical company in Summerland “D.W.Palmer Electric” which earned him his nickname “D-Dub”. He was also a member of the Summerland Kinsmen Club, where he met many wonderful people while living in Summerland. He eventually made his way around the world working in several different countries, where he made some great friends. He lived in Texas for several years and eventually made his way back to Ontario where he built his home and was to retire. Our father was loyal, hard-working, a hot rod builder, trouble shooter, master electrician, teacher, mentor, boy scout leader, disciplinary, fixer of things, hard working, provider, brother, friend, husband, roll model, and mostly unstoppable. He will be missed by his children Lisa Palmer (David MacCoubrey), Michael Palmer, (Dr. Mateya Trinkaus), grandchildren Shayla and Matthew. Brother, Jerry Barber, Sister Kathy Rezansoff, several nieces and nephews and extended family members. Predeceased by his mother and father, Elizabeth and Walter Palmer, his sister Dorothy Rispin, and brothers Casper Barber and Bill Barber. No funeral by request. A small local gathering will be held at a later date to celebrate all he was.


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