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Richard Clare Palmer

October 2, 1941 - September 19, 2014


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Clare Palmer on September 19, 2014. Clare passed peacefully at home with his family by his side. Born Richard Clare Palmer, on October 2, 1941 he was the eldest son of Walter and Naida Palmer. He leaves behind his beloved wife Patti and their four daughters (and families); Kimberly (Ed) Yee of Seattle, Washington and their three children Palmer, Elizabeth (Libby) and Owen; Lori (Russell) Stocks, of Nelson and their two boys Austin and Brady; Diana (Rene) Siguenza of Ottawa and their son Atticus; and Rebecca Friedberg of Philadelphia. He also leaves behind a stepmother Bea of Nelson, his brother Alan of Blind Bay, and his sister Kathy (Bill) Wolsleger of Spruce Grove, Alberta as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. He is preceded by his parents, infant twin sisters, niece and sister in-law.

Clare was born and raised in Nelson. He was a prominent business member of the Nelson community as the owner of West Transfer Moving and Storage (affiliated with Allied Van Lines) and Truck Terminus. He devoted much of his time to the Rotary Club of Nelson and proudly played a role in the Rotary Club's development of Lakeside Park. As an avid sportsman, he loved Nelson and all it had to offer – the outdoors, the Launch Club, the Rod and Gun Club, Whitewater Ski Hill, Curling Club, the Kinsmen Club, the Nelson and Silver City (Trail) Trap Shooting Clubs and the Nelson Golf Club. He made many lifelong friends through these organizations.

 He was well travelled but always thought of Nelson as home. He loved the Nelson Leafs, Kootenay Lake, his wharf, and the snow; but his greatest love was his family. He adored his wife, daughters and his grandchildren.

 During his retirement years he could often be seen at the Nelson Aquatic Center, grocery shopping (a favorite past time), having coffee with his buddies, ATVing with Sadie (the family dog) and enjoying everything that Nelson has to offer. His last few months were spent enjoying our beautiful summer at his wharf surrounded by family and friends. He said that this time was a blessing; he was able to visit with great friends and family.  He was blessed – he lived a wonderful and complete life.  We welcome his friends and family to help celebrate his life at the Prestige Lakeside Resort on Sunday, October 5 from 1-3, 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson.  



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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Wanda and Ken Woikin
Relation: friends of the family.......

Dear Patti, Kim, Lori, Diana, Becky, and all your families……..Our most sincere sympathy for your loss……Clare’s life was enriched with all of you in it, as he also enriched all of your lives…….He will live forever in your hearts and in all the memories you have created….hugs…..

From: Barbara Smith and Vern Carswell
Relation: Though years of been in the movering business

Pattie there are certain people who touch the lives of those they know in a very special way. Knowing Clare brings us joy and to reminisce of all the good times we had brings tears to our eyes but warmth to the heart.
We’re thinking of all of you at this sad time and wishing you all the best with what it takes to get though these difficult days ahead,
May you be comforted by the Love You Shared
Deepest Sympathy
Barbara and Vern

From: Diana
Relation: Daughter

God bless you daddy. Forever in our hearts….

From: Edie Hanchar
Relation: was my fathers boss

My deepest condolences to the Palmer family.

From: Verna Saliken
Relation: Family Friend

Our deepest condolences to the Palmer family. Clare was a remarkable person who will always live on in all of those whose lives he touched. Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you during this difficult time.

Alex Saliken and Family

From: Alan C. Elder and Richard Carrier
Relation: Friend of family member

Diana, Rene and Atticus,

Alan and I wish we could be there to offer you and your family our support in person. Our condolences to the three of you and to the Palmer family.


From: Holly Colebank
Relation: Our dad worked for Clare

Patti and Clare were very kind to our dad and our heartfelt condolences go out to Patti and family.

the family of Charlie Hufty

From: sheila&Bill Hart
Relation: Friend

Condolences to all of the family. There will be a big hole at the Leafs games & we will miss our chats with Clare about glorious places to visit. Hugs to all.

From: Stephen White & Kim Hammond
Relation: friend

Clare was very kind to both of us, we shall miss him greatly. His sharp wit, engaging manner and love of life and people was a shining example of a life well lived. Our sincere condolences to all his family. Thank you Clare. Stephen White & Kim Hammond Salmo BC

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 5, 2014
Beginning at 1:00pm

Prestige Lakeside Resort
701 Lakeside
Nelson, BC Canada V1L6G3

701 Lakeside
Nelson, BC Canada V1L6G3

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Humane Society


the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.

Thank You Notice

The family extends their gratitude to Dr. Kristen, Dr. Malpass and the 3rd floor nurses of the Kootenay Hospital. 

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