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Samuel (Blackie) Bryan Palmiere

January 10, 1929 - January 2, 2017


Blackie Palmiere, 88, of Cranbrook, British Columbia, passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday, January 2, 2017 at his home.

Blackie is survived by his wife Sheila of 65 years, sons Allen (Susanne) , Dick (Debbie), Mac, sister Caroline, brother Bruce, grandchildren Sam, Ethan and Liam, several nephews, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by son Douglas and granddaughter Alexis.

Blackie loved the outdoors with hunting and fishing as his passions from early childhood. Blackie had several careers in his life, but he enjoyed most of all work as a logger, bulldozer operator and CP Rail. He was best known for his zest of life enjoying the company of family and friends.

There will be a family service the week of January 9th.

If you wish to make a donation in his honour please do so to the SPCA. Condolences may be left for the family at

Mark Memorial Funeral Services in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864        


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Shelly Paradis
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

My Thoughts and Prayers go out to Sheila and family .Blackie was a great guy full of fun and laughter always giving all us girls a laugh .He will be missed by all his smile jokes teasing .I am going to miss that big smile at supper time and herring you all me miss branch or here comes trouble .RIP Blackie we will take care of Sheila don’t worry 😉

From: Bill & Melanie Dodgson & Dawn Douglas
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear about Blackie, good memories of him when he worked with my father at CPR, and most recently when Bill helped Dick move him and Sheila in to Joseph Creek. I’m sure he is vacuuming rooms in heaven, I know he will be missed, just know that he will be forever in your heart.

Bill & Melanie Dodgson & Dawn Douglas

From: Alan and Louise Bennett
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of Blackie’s passing. Will miss his great sense of humour and friendly smile.

From: Marion & Fred Schindel
Relation: Friend

Are deepest condolences, to Blackies family.He will be missed.

From: Sam & Lynn Hughes and Marion Paul
Relation: friend

Sheila, so sorry to hear of Blackie’s passing. When Mom moved into Joseph Creek, and became your dinner partner, you both made her feel so welcome. She enjoyed Blackie’s entertaining stories and is very thankful for your friendship.
Blackie’s grin was like a tune you couldn’t stop humming and will be remembered by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Sam, Lynn & Marion

From: Karen Deveau
Relation: He was the brother of my best friend.

So sorry to read the sad news. My sincerest condolences go out to all of the Palmiere family! Karen (Maione) Deveau

From: Dorothy Hinton
Relation: Friend

Sheila,, my sincere sympathy in the loss of Blackie. Although I didn,tknow him well, understand he was a great person. Let your happy memories help you through the coming weeks.

From: Judith Lancaster
Relation: Friend of family for years.

Sheila, so sorry to hear of Blackies passing. My heart felt feelings go out to you, Allen, Dick, Mac. Also to Bruce and Caroline. Blackie always had a smile and a friendly word to all he met. He will be missed.

From: Neil Scribner
Relation: neighbour

My condolences to you all. Blackie was always good to all of the neigourhood kids. My thoughts and prayers are with you

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