In Memory of






Obituary for Gordon Roy George James Palmer

PALMER, Gordon Roy George James August 1, 1947 – January 5, 2023 With the saddest of hearts, the family of Gordon Palmer, is announcing the man, the myth, the legend, has gone on to greener pastures as of January 5, 2023. He is no longer to be found at Henning Park, except in spirit. Predeceased by his ex-wife and mother of his children Linda Grills. Beloved father of Patrick (Grace Fanara), Kory (Melanie Smith), Keitha (John Lindstead) and Lauretta (Paul Kelly). Adored grandfather of Rebecca, David, Tanner, William, Spencer, Matthew, Hannah and Nicholas. Spoiling privileges as great-grandfather of Jack and Cynthia. Son of the late Roy and Jean Palmer of Dundas, Ontario. Survived by his brothers Lewis (Charmaine) and George (Janie). Moose, his canine sidekick, misses him deeply, including his rides in the Cadillac to the local Tim Horton’s. Gord was a previous employee of Orenstein & Koppel (O&K) before relocating to Caledonia after suffering a work related injury. He has been actively involved as a player and umpire with baseball organizations in Dundas and then Caledonia. Gord has spent numerous hours of volunteer and hard work at Henning Ball Park where he has been part of the association as President, and general “go-to” guy. If he wasn’t at home, Gord could always be found at the ballpark. His proudest role was that of father, ensuring his children were provided for, driven to numerous sporting events and being their loudest cheerleaders. He was blessed with grandchildren and great-grandchildren that ensured he was forever young at heart and always busy. His heart was overwhelmed at the end and ours are forever broken. The Family extends thanks to the many nurses and doctors of the Cardiac Care Unit at the Hamilton General Hospital for making Gord’s final days as comfortable and dignified as possible. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in Gord’s name to the Caledonia Minor Hardball Association or any local baseball organization that benefits and promotes the development of baseball skills for children. Spreading the joy of the game. As per his wishes, cremation has already taken place and the family invites one and all to attend a celebration of his life on Friday, January 13th between 4 - 7:30 p.m. at the Caledonia Lions Community Centre located at 100 Haddington Street in Caledonia.