Palmira Danielle Gomes

With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Palmira Danielle Gomes Boutillier on August 19th 2013 in Halifax Nova Scotia.

Palmira had many communities that she shared her life with: biologist, yoga instructor, journalist, organic farmer, social justice advocate, sustainable food advocate, member of the Halifax Shambhala Buddhist centre, and volunteer at the Halifax homeless shelter. A tribute on the Shambhala Centre website captures the essence of Palmira as they speak of “Palmira’s boundless spirit which embraced each person she met as though they had been a childhood friend and her authenticity, presence, strength and kindness.” Her west coast and east coast family and friends deeply miss their beloved Pal, and will always keep connected. Palmira’s example of living life fully connected to her family, friends and community will forever be imprinted on all those who were fortunate enough to know her. Her bright light will shine in our hearts forever.

Family and friends are invited to gather for a Celebration of Palmira’s Life, Saturday, September 28th at 2 pm at the Pacific Biological Station, 3190 Hammond Bay Rd (watch for parking directions). No flowers please, a donation in Pal’s memory to your favourite cause is appreciated.

Miles Howe (partner); Jim Boutillier (father); Maria Gomes (mother); step-mothers, Susan Boutillier and Terre Flower; sisters, Meghan Gorosh, Jesse Smith and, Jaclyn Boutillier; grand-parents, Armindo and Maria Gomes and Palmira’s extended Gomes/Smith/Flower, Boutillier/Brown/Barker/Gorosh, and Howe/Shatner families thank you for your love and support.

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