In loving memory of the late Nic Templeton-Palmer who sadly passed away on 22nd June 2014, loving son, brother, uncle and friend. Nic was diagnosed with cancer in Septemeber 2013, despite this he suceeded in taking a trekking in Nepal with a best friend. He manged to remain independent and live at home with the support of family and Crediton Hospicecare. He was admitted to Exeter Hospice on Friday 20th June and died peacefully on the Sunday surrounded by his family.
Nic was born in Thorpe Hall, near Peterborough on June 13th, 1964, to the late Sue and her husband Pat. He was a carpenter, he loved trees, he went to many a party and a camping trip in the woods and liked to work outside, usually as a roofer but also to make wooden furniture and carved. He expressed his life force with individuality and sensitivity, creatively as Cinnic 13 and mischievously as someone who never really grew up. His was a complex character: he was anarchic and non-conformist, he shunned greed and materialism, yet he was hard working and loved to make beautiful things with quality materials; he was artistically experimental and abstract but he approached the construction of a new roof with careful mathematical precision. He lived his life with warmth and humour, intelligence and talent. He also had a soft, peaceful side to his nature as well and the family have received many condolence cards commenting on Nic’s gentle, shy and very accepting ways.
His death leaves a huge gap in our lives but it’s important to acknowledge that those feelings are a measure of the man he was. Nic was incapable of being anything other than – honestly and genuinely – himself; he was a free spirit. He couldn’t have given us a greater gift and we loved him for it.