DIANA MARTYN PALMER
1922 – 2010′
On the evening of 13 May after a short illness in St. Albert, Alberta knowing her beloved new foals were safely established and the promise of summer greening the high pasture. Diana leaves her children Heather Richmond, (George) John Palmer, Diana Palmer (Andrew McBarnet) and Ann Campbell (Robert). Diana was predeceased by her husband of 64 years Dr. John Palmer in 2006 and daughter Susan in 2008.
Diana was born and raised on her family’s ranch at Heffley Creek, B.C. Daughter to Phyllis and Ross Hett. Her great sense of humor and easy grace helped to create wonderful memories of ranch life with brothers Martyn, David and Ross Hett .
Married in 1942, Diana and John lived in Montreal for forty years where she led a busy life raising her children, volunteering for church and community and as always finding time to ride horses.
In 1985 Diana returned to her beloved west creating a new home on Salt Spring Island, B.C. where she was the focal point for many visits from family, friends and especially her grandchildren, Diana, Ian and John Richmond, Mathew and Jessica Miller, Madelaine, Katharine and Jane Campbell. Salt Spring was the catalyst not only for her creative rug hooking but also where she penned her family history in 1994.
Sincere thanks to the staff at both River Ridge Seniors Community and Citadel Care for their dedicated care and compassion. A celebration of Diana’s life will be held at 11am on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Connelly McKinley St. Albert Chapel, 9 Muir Drive, St Albert, Alberta. T8N 1G1 Tel. 780 458-2222
Internment to be held at a later date on Salt Spring Island. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to your local humane society or the charity of your choosing.
How dear to my heart wherever I roam
Are the ties of childhood and home sweet home.