James "Bill" William Newton Palmer

Monday, October 26th, 1936 - Friday, November 29th, 2019
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1936 - 2019
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Friday, November 29, 2019, James William Newton “Bill” Palmer of Straffordville passed away at the age of 83 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Dale (Balthes) Palmer for 61 years. Proud and loving father of Christine Palmer (Craig) of Orillia and Kelly Vanquaethem (Brian) of Tillsonburg. Cherished grandfather of Devon (Tasha), Curtis (Sherry), Zoe (Matt), Joseph (Sam), Nicole (Brendan) and great-grandfather to Sienna, Cecilia, Emmeri, Conrad, Mossimo, Cyril and Camilla. Bill is also survived by his fur baby, Felix. Predeceased by his parents Newton and Fern (Neville) Palmer and grandparents Lady Lillian and Cecil Neville. In keeping with Bill’s wishes, visitation, service and interment will be private. Memorial donations to London Sick Kids Hospital or St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Tillsonburg may be made by contacting Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) who have been entrusted with the arrangements. Personal condolences, and fond memories may be made at
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  • Service

    Ostrander's Funeral Home, Chapel
    Doris VanDenEeckhout
  • Interment

    Straffordville Cemetery
    55939 Heritage Lin, Bayham, ON
    Straffordvlle, ON
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Lynn Campbell

Posted at 07:00am
Dale , Chris, Kelly and families,
I just learned of Bill's passing today. I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was certainly a talented man and I have many fond memories of him working on his projects in the garage at your home . Please accept our condolences at this sad time.
Lynn (Graham) and Iain Campbell

Ron Bradfield

Posted at 05:22pm
Our sincere condolences to Dale and Family. We have many fond memories of Bill in his youth in Port Burwell.
Ron & Bonnie Bradfield

Glen and Wendy Rohrer

Posted at 07:52pm
Kelly, Brian and family. We send our deepest sympathies to you at this difficult time.

Glen and Wendy Rohrer

Posted at 07:48pm

Dan Mahony

Posted at 06:28pm
Joan and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Dale, Christine, Nicole, and all the extended Palmer family members on the loss of Bill . His friendship as a team mate with the Port Burwell & Tillsonburg Oldtimer hockey teams will always be for me a treasured memory. Dan Mahony

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