Canoe Kayak Canada is saddened at the recent loss of Ray Palmer who was an incredible paddler, mentor, and Commodore.
Ray was passionate about paddling, serving as Commodore of the Calgary Canoe Club and the 76th Commodore of the Canadian Canoe Association, now CKC. His local work included the construction of the new Calgary Canoe Club clubhouse, of which Ray’s leadership and lobbying played a major role in its success. He mentored many young paddlers, inspiring those he met with his enthusiasm for life, sport, wilderness, adventure, and the spirit of fair play.
Ray loved being on the water and passed that love onto his children and grandchildren. The Palmer family is set to scatter his ashes into a local river when the ice thaws to send him on his last big paddling adventure.
Ray Palmer’s obituary can be found here: https://www.arbormemorial.ca/edenbrook/obituaries/ray-banks-palmer/62435