It is with great sorrow that we announce that after a long couregous battle with cancer, Maureen Palmer passed away on February 4, 2011 at the Hospice House in Kelowna, BC. Maureen leaves behind her husband Alan of 37 years, her daughter Bridget, granddaughter Callie, grandson Seth, step-daughter Cristie and her family, and was predeceased by her daughter Tammy in 1987. Maureen was born in Nelson on September 23, 1948. Maureen and Alan were married March 2, 1974 and purchased a trucking company from his father, Star Transfer Ltd, that year. She worked for School District #7 as a secretary for several years as well being the bookkeeper for Star Transfer Ltd. Maureen and Alan sold their business in 1997. Upon retirement they started a new journey in life as travelers. In the winter time, they became snowbirds as they traveled throughout the Arizona and California deserts. She had favourite places within the desert that they would go to almost annually. During the summer months, they found themselves traveling throughout beautiful British Columbia as they camped, boated, and golfed with family and friends. She treasured her daughter and grandchildren and spent as much time as possible with Bridget, Callie, and Seth. Her hobbies were family, skiing, curling, boating, and golf.
At Maureen’s request there will a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 3p.m. at The Hume Hotel in Nelson. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.
We wish to thank our family and friends for all their support and prayers throughout her battle with cancer and now in our time of sorrow.