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Annie Irene Palmer

1925-2016

Annie Irene Palmer

It is with great sadness that the family of Annie Palmer ( nee Higgs) announce her passing .

She was born at her family home in Pemberton Ridge, NB in 1925 to John and Beatrice Higgs. She always referred to this area as  "God's Country" and would often reminisce about the wonderful childhood memories she had growing up there.

Annie was predeceased by her husband, Amos, and will be forever missed and loved by her 2 children: Richard Palmer ( Judy) and Bonnie McGraw ( Paul) as well as her 5 beautiful grandchildren Heather ( Trent) McKeen, Mark ( Anik) Palmer, Jessica McGraw, Daniel McGraw, and Timothy McGraw. Annie was also a great grandmother to Charlie, Hayden, Lyza and Lily. She was a wise women and a woman of faith who often passed along her "lessons in life" to her grandchildren. Her face shone with happiness when she attended family gatherings. She was the light on top of our family tree! Annie was a beloved aunt and she took great interest in the lives of her many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by those who kept in touch with her by phone and visits. She enjoyed regular conversations with her sister in law Bertha, who kept her updated on the activities in Forest City, NB.

She will enjoy a wonderful reunion was those who have predeceased her: husband Amos, daughter Cecilia, sister Helen, brothers Laurel, Norman and Carl.

Annie's strong faith carried her through difficult times but also gave her the strength to look at each new day with hope and gratefulness. Even though she attended the United Church of Canada she would often joke that she was  a  "Baptist at heart".

Over her life she enjoyed using her hands to make hand dipped Ganong chocolates, wedding cakes, fir wreaths, flower arrangements, hand knit socks, beautiful rose gardens, pickles, and her famous donuts. She will be remembered by many for all the delicious meals she prepared and served. She loved people and was genuinely interested in them; her loving smile, generosity and warm heart will be sadly missed by all who knew her. For the last 2 years St. Stephen Senior's Complex became her home. She enjoyed all the staff as well as their home cooked meals.

A special thank you to each of the staff for the love, compassion and care that you provided. For the last 2 months of her life she was a patient on both the first and second floors of Charlotte County Hospital. Many thanks to the staff and to those who visited her during her hospitalization.

Resting at The S. O Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB., from where the funeral service will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2 PM.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances to Charlotte County Hospital Auxiliary, Alzheimer's Society or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca