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In Memoriam – Kalju Palmoja

It is with great sadness I share the news that my adored father left us on Wednesday.

He led an extraordinary life beginning with a magical childhood in Estonia, challenging war years followed by a long & happy life in Australia! He enjoyed his professional life as an architect leaving a legacy in the built environment of Perth. He was equally committed to the Estonian community in WA as the President of the WA Estonian Association. Always passionately Estonian he was honoured with the Order of the White Star by the Estonian President in 2003.

To our family Isa was an inspirational role model. He was strong and gentle, creative and practical, a devoted husband, loving father and proud grandfather and always ‘ready for action’. We will cherish him always!

Anu Van Hattem

PALMOJA KALJU GORDON Dearly loved father of Anu, father-in-law of Peter, adored grandfather of Nicholas, Alex and Sophie, devoted husband to Ethel passed away on 23.9.20.

Born: Tartu 21.1.1923
Died: Perth on 23.9.2020

By Kristi Barrow

Loves all things Estonian. Especially Crafters Elderflower gin. Aussie born.