Haddenham Bucks

Tribute to Les Palmer

Home » News » Tribute to Les Palmer
Les Palmer

A funeral service and thanksgiving for the life of Les Palmer (86), who died on 27th December, was held earlier this month at St Mary's Church, Haddenham. The service was conducted by curate, the Rev Ian Herbert.

Les came to the village in 1977 with his wife Doreen and son Steve and for several years had an engineering business in High Wycombe.

In the village, he helped with the Youth Football Club and two of the boys from his team — now adults, of course — attended the funeral.

Also at the service were representatives of local Scouting organisations including the former Akela (for the Cub Pack that Steve attended), who said Les was 'great fun' at the Cub camps he helped at.

Another village group Les supported very actively was the Haddenham Health Supporters' Group which was the first patient participation group in the village, formed in the 1980s.

One-time Chairman of the HHSG and current PPG Chairman, Keith Milmer, said: "Les was a really loyal and enthusiastic supporter of the Health Supporters' Group. Together with his wife, Doreen, Les attended virtually every meeting for several years and contributed to various social and fundraising activities, such as acting as a steward on the regular fieldpath walks initiated by John Landon and Peter Gulland. Les was a lovely chap, who took obvious pleasure in being involved in the group. He will be sadly missed."

In his retirement years, Les was a keen do-it-yourselfer and was also 'into' motorbikes.

Donations in memory of Les can be made to UCARE — a research department at Oxford's Churchill Hospital — via funeral directors FJ Wilson.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Stoke Mandeville Covid Clinic 02
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 20 Jun 8:04pm

Yesterday. Saturday 19th June, was the last day of the GP-led COVID vaccination hub at Stoke Mandeville Stadium supported by Haddenham Medical Centre.It has been a wonderful experience to work with colleagues from practices across the Aylesbury Vale including many GPs and nurses who returned from retirement to help the vaccination effort.We have had inspirational leadership from Dr Sajid...

Youth Football
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 18 Jun 11:00am

Haddenham Youth FC, a welcoming football club that aims to develop players in a fun and friendly environment, is currently looking for boys to join next season's under-11s team.Whilst the team has a healthy squad size, the move from 7-a-side to 9-a-side has opened up the opportunity for more boys to train and play. All standards are welcome, as long as the boys are able to train and play...

Beer Festival 04
HBFT: Wed 16 Jun 8:18pm

Announcement from the Haddenham Beer Festivals Trust:One of the toughest things for the festivals team about having to cancel them is knowing we are not able to raise funds for local good causes. We know that so many, particularly the smaller organisations, who don't have the resources to undertake the complex application process for national grants, rely on us to keep their ventures...