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Friday February 9, 2018

Taken from us suddenly, in bed at his beloved home, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in his 87th year. Earl, a graduate of William & Mary College, Yale University, and the University of Toronto, enjoyed a long and successful career teaching law at Western University. He was also a highly respected labour arbitrator for close to half a century. 'The Duke,' son of Dorothy and Edward Palmer, is survived by his beloved wife, Sally; and treasured sister, Jane. He was predeceased by his brother, Barry; and his son, Barry. He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Ellen; son, Bruce; niece, Jennie; and grandsons, Oscar and Archer. He leaves a great hole in the hearts of a host of friends and extended family. Bon vivant, raconteur and accomplished chef, Earl was also given to using French words when English would have been equally appropriate. He loved to cook, drink wine, collect stamps and talk football or politics, and he indulged these passions with uncommon vigour. As per Earl's wishes, there will be no formal funeral ceremonies. There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, March 31st. Donations to the Good Fox Program c/o Grace Lutheran Church Hamilton or The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Please check the website: for further details and updates.

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