PALMER InaPosted: January 15th, 2015
October 3, 1922 January 11, 2015
Ina was born on October 3, 1922 at the farm home in Robsart, Sask to Olaf and Olina Teigen. There were six children: Emma (Gene) Swihart, Gordon (Barbara) Teigen, Olga (Walter) Hogg, Ina (Earl) Palmer, Edna (Bill) Behrman, Martha (Al) Flick. When Ina was 6 years of age, her mother passed away and she was raised by her Uncle Ole and Aunt Gertie Wenaas and their family of six: Gudrun (Chester) Johnson, Opal (Alan) Lester, Paul (Marg and later Evelee) Wenaas, Olga (Ira) Smith; Myrtle (Ralph Tiedeman, Orland (Margie & later Norma) Wenaas, and Orland\’s twin, Oscar Wenaas. Ina attended school at Robsart, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon. She clerked in Abotts\’ Grocery store in Robsart. After attending Teacher\’s College in Regina in 1942, she taught in rural schools in Saskatchewan, B.C. and Alberta for five years. She worked at the Palomino Restaurant under Mr. Kreutzer and Marie Patterson and then at the Post Office for 13 years under Mrs. Walshe, Curt Butler, Gordon Burrows & Len Tilbe. She married Earl Palmer in Fort Macleod on July 14, 1950. They had four children: Jacqueline (Glen) Burrows, and their children Jason, Chloe & Lane Burrows, Wade, Megan and Taylor Burrows, Angie (Mike) Findlay, Myka and Shea, Jaime (Chad) Gray and Peyton; Karen (Doug) Christie and their children Kate (Ryan) Vogelaar, Riley Black & Sarah Christie; Melanie (Shane) Brooks and their children Michael and Renae; and Tracy (Jackie) Palmer and their children Eric and Bradley. She was predeceased by her husband Earl on August 6, 2008. Ina enjoyed many happy camping trips with family and friends. She loved to read, play cards, take daily walks and enjoyed living the past few years at the Pioneer Lodge. She loved her family and extended family dearly and felt very blessed to have been so welcomed into the Wenaas home at a very young age. A special thank you goes out to the Fort Macleod Pioneer Lodge, Dr. Uwalka and staff of the Fort Macleod Health Care Center, Dr. Benke and staff of the Jack Ady Centre for their wonderful care. A Celebration of Life will be held at TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, 220 – 20th St., Fort Macleod on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church Memorial Fund, Box 100, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0 or the Fort Macleod Handi-bus Society, c/o Box 881, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0.