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Obituary for Barbara Florence Palmateer (Thrasher)

Retired School Teacher, Foxboro Public School;
Past President, Quinte Exhibition & Raceway;
Longtime Employee of the family business: Thrasher's Garden Centre -

Peacefully entered into rest on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at her home, Barb Palmateer (nee Thrasher) of Foxboro died at the age of 81 surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Harold & Eva Thrasher (nee Bolton) and was the cherished wife of S. Elwood Palmateer for 59 years. Barb was the loving mother of Christopher (Loretta) of Foxboro, Matthew of Stirling and Michael of Foxboro. She is survived by her brother Donald Thrasher (Norma) of Foxboro. Barb was the dearest grandmother of Megan and Stanley. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Barb was forever known as being an outstanding athlete, teacher, dancer and for her intoxicating laugh. She was retired from teaching at the Foxboro Public School, and taught in Toronto and Scotland as well.

In keeping with Barb's wishes, cremation has taken place under the care of the John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Avenue, Belleville (613-968-5588). Due to the overwhelming response of those wishing to celebrate Barb's life , the service planned for August 16th, 2020 has been CANCELLED, a Celebration will be announced in 2021 to accommodate all those wishing to attend.

If desired, donations to the Belleville YMCA would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and to share memories of Barb, please visit: