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Gordon Palmer

Gordon Palmer

Born In: Morristown
Born: June 24th, 1921

Passed in: Berwick, Canada
Passed on: January 28th, 2015

Well known Farmer Passes Away
PALMER, Gordon Arnold – age 93, of Berwick, Kings Co., passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, in the Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Morristown, Kings Co., on June 24, 1921, he was a son of the late Gifford L. and Rose A. (Fancy) Palmer. Gordon was a life-long farmer, the sixth generation to operate the family farm, taking it over in 1954 and retiring in 1992. He was a former member of the Morristown Baptist Church, having served as Moderator, Sunday School Superintendent, Board of Deacons and Trustees and a member of the choir. For several years Gordon was a member of the Berwick Baptist Church, serving on many committees and a member of the choir. In recent years he became a member of Kingston United Baptist Church. In the past he was president of Berwick Fruit Co. for 17 years. Chairman of Pork Stabilization Board for nine years; past director of Nova Scotia Pork Producers serving as treasurer; past director of Canadian Pork Council; past member of Scotian Gold Co-operative; member of the Federation of Agriculture; member of the Western Kings Livestock Shipping Club; Director, President & Manager of Berwick Strawberry Exchange; Secretary-Treasurer of Morristown Cemetery Company for 33 years; founding member of Berwick Apple Capital Museum; Co-owner of Valley Farm Supplies. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Sylvia (Ryan) Palmer; sons, Lester (Shirley) Palmer, Berwick; Richard (Wendy) Palmer, Morristown; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, John (Winnie) Palmer, Kentville; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Marguerite (Willy) Keddy; brothers, Lewis (Ann) and Mark Palmer. Visitation took place from 1-2 p.m., and funeral service followed at 2 p.m., both on Sunday, February 1, in the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., Middleton, toll-free 1-855-825-3448. Rev. Paul Bannister officiated, and a reception followed. Burial was in the Morristown Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in his memory may be made to the Kingston United Baptist Church, Morristown Cemetery Company or Companion Animal Protection Society - CAPS. Online guest book may be signed by visiting www.middletonfuneralhome.com


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