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Dr Rachel PALMER

Oaklands Chapel

Passed away at 10:30am, on Saturday, November 4, 2023, aged 52 years. Rachel was a much loved wife and soulmate of Brent, a cherished mother of Cameron and Lauren, loved daughter of Julia and John, and a cherished sister of Sharon and David.

“Life isn’t how to survive the storm, it’s about how to dance in the rain”

Taylor Swift

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who touched Rachel’s life over the years, and especially to the team at Riding for the Disabled, her very special friends Selena, Chris and Tracey, and to Dr Fraser Burling for his steadfast time and support of Rachel over the last decade. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Rachel Palmer c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Service to celebrate Rachel’s life will be held in our Oaklands Chapel, corner Halswell Junction and Wigram Roads, on Monday, November 13, at 2.30pm. Private cremation thereafter. In accordance with Rachel’s wishes, you are encouraged to dress in style, incorporating lots of colour