Pallister, Nadine Marilyn

Nadine Pallister of Meaford, formerly of Thornbury, ON and Michigan, USA, passed away peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the age of 67.

Born in Hazel Park, Michigan, USA on August 23, 1952, a daughter of the late Charles and Jean (nee Burgess) Tucson.

In 1987 Nadine moved to Thornbury and married her childhood friend, Gary Pallister.

She was the much loved, kind and patient mother of Nicole Butler (Charles), Tammie Banks (Bill Currie), and Wayne Pallister, all of Meaford.

Nadine was the loving and proud ‘Grandma’ of Anthony Butler, Dominic Banks, Noah Banks, Autumn Swain, Dallas Pallister, and was predeceased by her much loved grandson Damian Butler.

She will be dearly missed by her sisters Charlotte Tucson and Sharon White of Michigan, USA, and will be remembered fondly by her niece Michelle McNab (Bradley) and nephew Earl Ritchie.

Nadine will be missed by many, including the many unofficially adopted children she has taken under her wing like an angel throughout Canada and the USA over the years. Orange was Nadine’s favourite colour, even her first car was orange, and she loved California Orange Poppies. Her children and her pets were her life.  Nadine loved the simple life, she had a huge heart when it came to animals and birds, loved watching the hummingbirds drink from the feeders, playing catch with the dogs, and puttering around the flower gardens.

She was a true believer in the ‘Circle of Life’, for every death there was a birth. She believed that everything happened for a reason, even death.  Nadine has shared with her family that when she passed she would be able to see those who have passed before her and that it would give another soul a chance at life.

Cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of Nadine’s life in the near future when family and friends are able to gather safely.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made though the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

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Cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of Nadine’s life in the near future when family and friends are able to gather safely.

Donations: Heart and Stroke Foundation
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Jamie Dorey
    Friday, April 24, 2020

    Such a beautiful tribute to a beautiful, kind, loving woman. I am so sorry for your loss, I will always remember her hospitality when we “camped” at her home, and Jason will forever cherish all of the wonderful memories he has of Nadine and her love and guidance throughout the years. Our thoughts are with you along with our love.
    Jason and Jamie Dorey

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  2. Angela Sim
    Friday, April 24, 2020

    My heart is heavy with sorrow and my love and prayers go out to the family at this time.

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  3. Hilverda Family
    Friday, April 24, 2020

    We are truly saddened by your loss our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  4. Glen Muise (George)
    Friday, April 24, 2020

    Nadine was always just known as “mom” …. being Tammie’s childhood/teenage/and still friend, we were always hanging out at the house or up at the pond. Nadine always got a kick out of how freaked out I was the some of the animal life (mainly those sucker fish) in that fish tank in the living room, and I wouldn’t dare go in the pond. She took me under her wing, and I always knew I was home, when I was visiting.
    She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed.

    That was a wonderful tribute to your mom. My sincere love and condolences to you and the entire family during this very hard time…may she now and forever rest in peace.

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  5. Aneitta Menard
    Friday, April 24, 2020

    Our condolences go out to you Gary and family , Nadine was a wonderful caring lady and she will be deeply missed , RIP Mama Bear xo
    Ray & Aneitta Fulford

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  6. Barb and Murray Martin
    Friday, April 24, 2020

    Gary and family, sorry for your loss
    Such a kind person..

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  7. Michael Hogan
    Friday, April 24, 2020

    Such an amazing warm hearted woman. She was one of the kindest women I was lucky enough to know. It broke my heart to hear this sad news. She will be deeply missed

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  8. Rod and Roberta Cleary
    Friday, April 24, 2020

    Tammy so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers. Rod and Roberta Cleary

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  9. Arlene Osborne
    Friday, April 24, 2020

    Gary, Nicole, Tammie, Wayne and families

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Now is the time to remember all the good times and share the memories you have had with a very special lady.
    My deepest sympathy.
    Arlene

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  10. Shirley & Paul Woolner
    Friday, April 24, 2020

    Gary and family – You are all remembered at this time. Sadness is best shared, and these times have created such distance, even between family. Keep Nadines memory in your hearts. You have lots of good memories to sift through. It does help! Thinking you all of you.

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  11. Dawn Hurst
    Saturday, April 25, 2020

    Nikki, Tammie, Wayne and Gary-abs to all the family of Nadine….
    My heart breaks for you all and my thoughts are with you during this extremely difficult time.

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  12. John & Dawn Lancaster
    Saturday, April 25, 2020

    So sorry for your loss Gary and family

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    1. Jim & Coreen Clarke
      Saturday, April 25, 2020

      Our Sincere sympathy to Gary and Family

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  13. Robert Gardner
    Saturday, April 25, 2020

    To Gary and family
    I didn’t know Nadine well but we had some good conversations and she was a great person.
    She will be missed greatly by all.

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  14. Fran Austin
    Saturday, April 25, 2020

    My sincere condolences to Gary, Nicole , all of the rest of the family and friends in the passing of your wife, mom, and friend.

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  15. Joan Baulke
    Sunday, April 26, 2020

    Gary, I never met your Nadine but know that our thoughts are with in this loss. Joan (Pether) Baulke

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  16. Debbie Knott
    Monday, April 27, 2020

    Gary and family. Nadine and I shared a hospital room when our first child was born. She was a sweet lady. My heart goes out to all of you at this sad time when we should be able to be together and all we can do is send virtual hugs.

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  17. Maxine Corea
    Monday, April 27, 2020

    So sorry to hear of Nadine’s passing. I went to school with Gary and Wayne plows our driveway. I am sorry for the family’s loss.

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  18. Jim and Kathy Uram
    Monday, April 27, 2020

    Gary and family: we are so very saddened to hear of your loss of Nadine. May your memories help to heal your heart at this time. Please know that Jim and I are thinking about you all.

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  19. Sue (Lake) Bumstead
    Monday, April 27, 2020

    Sorry for your loss Gary.Remember the good times, it helps

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  20. Linda Teed
    Thursday, April 30, 2020

    Gary and Family
    I know the loss is great, but hold on to the memories and all the wonderful times you spent together. It sounds like she surrounded herself and her loved ones with love and affection.
    She will never be forgotten.
    Linda Teed

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  21. Cindy Murray
    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    So sorry gary and family for your loss Nadine was a amazing women so remember her coming into valumart for her lottery tickets he will be missed

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  22. Suzanne Duguay
    Friday, May 8, 2020

    What a lovey tribute for a truly lovely lady!
    My condolences to you Gary and the rest of the family. Another angel got their wings! RIP Nadine

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  23. Linda
    Saturday, May 9, 2020

    Rest in peace Nadine and may you fly with the angels

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  24. Steve and Liz Lyons
    Saturday, May 9, 2020

    Gary,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

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  25. Linda Anderson
    Sunday, May 10, 2020

    So very sorry for your loss Gary…..both Debbie and I send warm thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time………………..love n big hugs from the both of us…
    Linda Anderson and sister Debbie Rowles ⚘

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  26. Gary and Beverlee Dillon
    Monday, May 11, 2020

    Very sorry Gary our thoughts are with you and your family
    Gary and Beverlee

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