- Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:03
Legend Lost - Passionate about Life Jacket Safety
A tribute to Michael Daniel “Mike” Palmer (June 20th, 1946 - February 29th, 2020)
It saddens us to announce the passing of Mike, but it brings comfort to know that his spirit of adventure will live on in each of us as the Palmer family continues to welcome guests to his home, Hartley Bay Marina. His passion for the French River and the safety of the people of Canada was evident when, in the summer of 2019, Mike launched the Life Jacket Campaign.
Since 1952, the Palmer family has welcomed families to Hartley Bay Marina on the French River. In this time, they saw a few tragedies, but nothing saddened Mike more than the sixteen boating fatalities that occurred across Ontario in 2019.