The death occurred peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at Millcroft Nursing Home, Enniskillen, of Mrs. Ruth Margaret Palmer, late of Burnside Park, Enniskillen.

Born in 1936, the much loved wife, mother and grandmother, formerly Nethercott, was 81 years old.

The youngest of 14 children, and the last of her generation, she was from Imeroo, between Tempo and Clabby, a daughter of Robert and Margaret Nethercott. 

She married the late Jack Palmer, and she was the beloved mother of two daughters, Helen and Ruth, and four sons, Gary, Victor, Jackie and the late David.

She was the grandmother of 16 grandchildren, and she had nine great grandchildren.

In her early life, she worked in the Regal Cinema, Enniskillen. During her career, she was a cook in the County Hospital, and she had worked for the Education Board at the Collegiate Grammar School and the Technical College.

She married the late Jack Palmer and lived at Mill Street, followed by the Pound Brae, and latterly at Burnside Park, Enniskillen, to where she retired.

When she took ill, she went to Millcroft Nursing Home. The family circle extend thanks to Millcroft on the excellent care received by their mother.

Among her main interests were her home and family; her whole life revolved around her family circle.

She enjoyed attending the Tuesday Club at St. Macartin’s Cathedral Hall. She also enjoyed her regular attendances at St. Macartin’s Cathedral and also the Salvation Army.

Her funeral, a Service of Thanksgiving for her life, was held on Tuesday, September 5, at St. Macartin’s Cathedral, conducted by the rector, the Very Rev. Kenneth Hall.

The hymns were All Things Bright and Beautiful and Make Me A Channel of Your Peace. Psalm 23 was recited. Burial was in Breandrum Cemetery, Enniskillen.

Ruth is survived by her daughters and sons: Helen; Ruth and husband Ian; Gary and wife Rizwana; Victor and wife Manwella; Jackie and wife Zelda; and the late David’s wife Hilary.

She leaves 16 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and the wider family circle.

The funeral arrangements were by Funeral Directors, S.R. Elliott and Sons, Darling Street, Enniskillen.