These chapters about my pal, Georgia, cover the evolution of her life and the many characters and events that she encountered. She was a celebrity in Meaford with neighbours calling her by name. I was merely Georgia’s Dad. These chapters were whispered to me by Georgia with my role principally as the scribe. These are her stories. They should respond to all age groups, especially young children, pre-teens and teens.
Georgia was half Siberian Husky and half Golden Doodle. She was an integral member of our own family and beloved by all. After her passing on May 15, 2023 at least 80 neighbours mentioned how devastated they were with her passing, and almost without exception, they described her as “so friendly, so gentle and so beautiful”.
About the Author
Mark Palmer is a graduate of York University with a Master of Business Administration degree. He is also a graduate of Queen’s University with a Master of Arts degree in History, and while he was in the Doctoral program at this institution, he was a Teaching Assistant for a second year History course in Canadian-American Relations. His undergraduate degree was in History at the University of British Columbia.
Mark founded Palmer & Company, an executive search firm, in 1991. Prior to founding his own firm, Mark was a partner with another executive search firm for six years, and before that, a Principal with Touche Ross. Earlier, he worked as an Account Manager for a major advertising company; and as a Special Assistant for a federal cabinet minister.
Mark has written a number of articles in the Business Quarterly relating to management in difficult times and Canadian-American relations. He has also written two books entitled “Confessions of a Headhunter” about executive recruitment and “Family Allowances in Canada” relating to their origins and implementation.
Mark and his wife, Carol-Anne, have three children (Jennifer, Jamie and Mimi), two sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law (Ben, Talia and Jeff), and six grandchildren: Oscar, Karina, Addie, Greta, Thomas and Teddy.
Georgia had an active life in Meaford and packed a lot into her twelve years. Sadly, she passed away on May 15, 2023 after having made an indelible impact on everyone she met.