Milton A. Palmer, 100, of Monarch Hall, Riverview and formerly of Lorentz Dr., and Alma St., Moncton, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Friday, February 3, 2017. Born in Freeland, PEI, he was the son of the late George P. and Dora (Coughlin) Palmer.
Milton was employed with the Bank of Nova Scotia and served at several branches of the Bank in the Maritime Provinces. At the time of his retirement in 1977, he was manager of the St. George St. branch in Moncton. During WWII, he served in the Armed Forces for five years.
Milton was a member and elder of St. John’s United Church, also a member of Keith Masonic Lodge #23 F. & A.M., Moncton Lodge of Perfection, Britton Chapter Rose Croix, New Brunswick Sovereign Consistory, Honorary Inspector General 33˚ of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, a member of the Royal Order of Scotland, the Luxor Temple of New Brunswick, the Moncton Shriners Club, and Frank H. Tingley Chapter #5 Order of the Eastern Star. He was active in community affairs, having served on the Board of the Moncton Housing Authority for 25 years, and for a number of years, was actively involved with the United Way, Salvation Army, V.O.N. and the Drew Nursing Home.
Milton is survived by his grandchildren, Derrick and Mark Palmer; nieces, Beverley, Linda and Leslie; and nephew, Bruce.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Lena A. (Patterson) Palmer (June 2002) and son, David G. Palmer (March 2005).
Visitation will be held at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858–1995) on Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Keith Lodge #23 F. & A.M. will hold a Masonic service at 6:30 pm followed immediately by an Eastern Star service at 6:45 pm. A service to celebrate and honor Milton’s life will be held from St. John’s United Church (75 Alma St.) on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm with The Rev. Aaron Billard officiating. Reception will be held following the service. Interment to be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Freeland Lot X1, PEI, in the spring.
No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John’s United Church, Friends of the Moncton Hospital or a memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences for the family can be made at