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Rodger Laverne Palmer

PALMER, Rodger Laverne - Rodger Laverne Palmer, of Stratford, Ontario, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Monday, December 3, 2018, after a trying final few years of life without his wife of 60 years, Sadie (née Bast). Born October 6, 1931 in Stratford, Ontario, he was the son of the late Clifford and Mabel (née Wickie) Palmer. He is survived by: his daughter, Patricia Jane Palmer and family, husband Gary Sweet and children Mitchell and Megan of Ottawa, Ontario; and his son, Jeffrey Michael Palmer and his family, wife Candice and children Sarah and Kelsey, of Stratford, Ontario. He is survived as well by his sister, Darlene Smart, sister-in-law, Erma, seven nieces and six nephews. Rodger joins his mother, father, and brother, Gerald, along with four brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, three nephews and one niece. The family will receive friends Friday, December 7 from 12 o’clock noon until 2 p.m. at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St. in Stratford. Private memorial services will be conducted immediately following the visitation at the Avondale cemetery with an interment service for family. Rodger lived his entire life in Stratford. He was an extremely loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and grandfather. He was very successful and loved his job of many years as the City of Stratford Tax Collector. He spoke softly, but carried a big stick professionally. To those who knew him personally, he always had open arms and a loving smile. He loved to tend his veggie garden, mow his perfect lawn, fish with his father and grandson, travel, and play cribbage and watch Major League Baseball with his many, many, many friends. He is already missed profoundly. In lieu of flowers, Rodger asked that memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada or the Alzheimer Society of Canada through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com13314869
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Sorry for loss
Posted by Bill Anderson (friend) On Tuesday, December 4, 2018
I knew Rog when we bowled together in the major league and also the Municipal League with his wife Sadie. We all had a great time. He will be missed by all who knew him
Very sorry for your loss
Posted by Ken Bast (nephew) On Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Uncle was a great person to know and have around

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