Palmer, Edmee Marguerite Yvonne

Palmer: Edmee Marguerite Yvonne (nee Nannan)

Peacefully, with her daughters by her side, Mom passed away at the Souris Health Centre on Sunday, December 27 at the age of 96.

Edmee was predeceased by her husband Harold; parents Paul and Odile; and siblings Marie, Maurice, Gabriel, and Yvonne.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Noreen Papineau (Richard), Myrna Brister (Art); her grandchildren, Brett (Stasia), Mark (Renée),Troy (Heather), Sheena (Shawn); great-grandchildren Zoë, Owen, Una, Finnegan, Muirenn, Claire, Myles, Ward, and Evan; nieces, nephews and close friend and confidante Tom.

Edmee was born (Sept. 21, 1924) and raised in the Deleau MB district. After high school, she obtained a teaching certificate at the provincial Normal School in Winnipeg. While teaching at the Wolflea one room schoolhouse, she met her future husband Harold. Married in 1944, and after several years of farming, they settled in Souris MB.

Edmee worked as a receptionist in the local dental office, and later at the Sutter Medical Clinic. She taught her daughters the art of multitasking while she supported their many activities.

Mom enjoyed gardening, cooking, golfing, and the activities at the local senior centre. Mom and Dad liked to travel and to spend winters in Weslaco, Texas.

Edmee will be remembered by family and friends as a caring, supportive, and loving person with an infectious smile. She was so proud of her family and followed the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with interest and encouragement.

Thank you to the staff of the Victoria Park Lodge, Manitoba Society of Seniors, Home Care, Dr. D. Cram, and the staff of Souris Health Centre for your dedicated and compassionate care of our Mom.

Cremation has taken place. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date. In memory of Edmee, donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre Palliative Care Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health, Box 10 Souris, MB, R0K 2C0 or a charity of your choice.

28 thoughts on “Palmer, Edmee Marguerite Yvonne”

  1. Many memories of the house on the corner. My sympathy to the entire Palmer family.
    Michael Palmer

  2. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Noreen, Myrna and your families. Auntie Edmee will be missed. Larry and Ellen Decock

  3. I am so sorry to hear of your loss… I used to play bridge with Edmee. She was very patient with me even though we were playing against each other. My sympathy goes out to all of the Palmer family. May your memories keep you strong…

  4. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Edmee was always the kindest person and was the person that put me at ease at the doctors office. She seemed to enjoy every moment of her life and set such a good example for us all.

  5. Sincere Sympathy Noreen, Myrna and families. I really enjoyed your Mom at Victoria Park Lodge. She was a fine Lady and appreciated every little thing that was done for her. You will have very fond Memories.

  6. Sincere sympathy and condolences to Noreen and Rick , Myrna and Art and families ,on the loss of your Mom. Being long time friends of the family we have lots of memories . And the one thing I remember of your mom is her smile and little giggle ,as she told us proudly and lovingly about her children and grandchildren . It’s always hard to lose your Mom , but knowing she is pain free and resting in peace ,may your memories bring you comfort at this sad time . Joan and Ron

  7. Our sincere condolences Myrna Art Sheena Troy and families.. No matter what the age it’s so hard to lose a parent Thinking of all of you Lorraine and Gordie

  8. My condolences toNoreen(Rick), Myrna (Art) and families on the loss of Edmee. She was strong willed, had an infectious smile and equally strong sense of humour.It was a pleasure knowing her and has provided me great memories of growing up in Souris!

  9. Noreen, Myrna and Families,
    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom. I always enjoyed visiting with her when I had the opportunity. She was a gem and will be missed. Keep your memories of her close to your heart.
    Connie Moffatt

  10. Our sincere condolence to Myrna, Art & family on the loss of your Mom and grandmother may you have many happy memories.

  11. Myrna(Art), Noreen(Rick) and families,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Such a lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. Cherish your memories.
    Donna and Dean Couvier

  12. My sympathy to Noreen, Rick, Myrna, Art and families. Many great memories of the times we spent with Harold and Edmee over the years. May your memories keep your loved ones that are gone closer.

  13. My sincere condolences to Edmee’s family.
    I will always remember her caring, kind hearted personality.
    Hold your memories close to your heart, may you never be to far apart.
    RIP Edmee.

    Denise Smith-Bosc

  14. To Myrna and Noreen and families, you know how much I loved your Mother, since we were kid, she was always so kind and caring, great at home and when working at the Dr. Office. Edmee had the nicest smile and a gentle laughter, made her eyes sparkle. She was so proud of you girls and of your children too. hugs to you all and know I am thinking of you dearly.
    Love Mary Ann Carlisle

  15. Myrna and Art
    Our thoughts are with you at this time. I feel these loses are made harder because of Covid. I always thought your Mom was so beautiful Myrna. I also remember your parents at dances in the early days of my life with David . They were so friendly and kind.

  16. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing Myrna. She was a great lady and I will remember the smile she always had for me. I loved visiting with her as she was always so interesting. You and Art have spent many miles on the road visiting and taking care of her. I know she would really appreciate that. She had a great long life, even though we are never ever ready to lose our mom. Thinking of you all at this sad time and sending our sympathy and prayers.

  17. Sending condolences to your family in memory of my good friend Edmee. I enjoyed many times with her.

  18. Sending condolences to your family Harold was my cousin and I never knew Edmee but she sounds like a very wonderful person

  19. Our condolences to Myrna and Noreen in the passing of your mother. We have very fond memories of the time spent in Souris and of the friendship extended to us by Harold and Edmee .The kindness was very much appreciated & never forgotten.

  20. Our sincere sympathy to you, Edmee’s family. What a kind quiet lady with that ever present smile. She will be remembered by so many for all her kindness and caring. Cherish all the great memories. Clare and Bev Somersall

  21. Sincere sympathy to you and your family,Myrna. She sounds like a wonderful person

  22. Myrna and Art and family, Our condolences on the loss of your dear mum. I believe I once painted a picture of her house. Precious memories of your mother will be there for you to cherish forever.
    Murray and Shirley Brown

  23. To Myrna & Noreen & your Families,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Your mother is remembered so fondly by so many. Although sad, your warm & wonderful memories of your mom will carry you.
    Sincerely, Brenda & Garry Davidson.

  24. Edmee was the face of the Sutter Medical Clinic and we think she did not know how to frown!!!!! One fine lady who graced our community for many years. Our condolences to her family

  25. I am sorry this message is so late. I was not aware of Edmee’s passing until now. My Mom, Betty Saunderson, first knew Edmee when Edmee was living with her sister, Marie, and Mom also boarded there; both to complete their high school education. They also both attended Normal School in Winnipeg and both met their husbands while teaching in one-room country schools. I wish to pass on my condolences to Noreen, Myrna, and families.

  26. Sincere sympathy Myrna, Art and family on the loss of your Mum And Grandmother. May memories help you in this difficult time.

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