Jeannette Madeline Palm (nee Milligan)

Jeannette Madeline Palm (nee Milligan)

PALM, JEANNETTE MADELINE (nee Milligan), a longtime resident of Fruitvale, BC, passed away peacefully March 8th, 2012 in the Kootenay Boundary Hospital in Trail, BC.

She was born October 18, 1934 in Rossland, BC, grew up in Greenwood, BC and married Walter Palm on July 25, 1953 where they resided until moving to Fruitvale in 1964. She enjoyed her family, friends, gardening, sports, fishing and playing cards. She excelled as an athlete in track and field, badminton, bowling and women’s fastball, acquiring many trophies including a 1970 batting average of .666. She took pleasure in cooking, baking and hosting gatherings for family and friends, no matter how large or small, and was always a gracious hostess. She was known as a fun loving person to all.

Her husband Walter of 55 years, her parents Susanna and John Milligan and two brothers Grant and Jim predeceased her. She is survived by two sisters; Dorothy and Bernice and two brothers Cyril and Doug, two daughters Arlene (Bob) Ashton and Tammy (Dale) Robinson and two sons Graham (Marlene) Palm and Arnold (Lisa) Palm. She loved and enjoyed visits with her grandchildren: Christopher, Jessica, Jenny, Leeanne, Adam, Jeramee, Jesse, Amy, Darion, Ryan and her great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Cheyenne, Jasmine, Hayley, Colton, Emily, David, Darrell, Eve and also survived by two aunts, two uncles, many cousins, nieces, nephews and good friends.

By request there will not be a service. Sarah Greenwood of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Jeannette’s name may be made to a charity of your choice. She will be greatly missed and loved forever. Rest in peace Mom.

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