Gordon KERR

KERR, Gordon Haig

Passed away peacefully on March 27, 2009 at the age of 90, after a courageous battle with old age. Gordie and his twin brother Wilson were born on July 4, 1918, the first twins to be born in the Ladysmith Hospital. Gordie was predeceased by his first wife Audrey in 1977, his second wife Grace in 2007, his brothers Wilson, John, and Alvin, and sister Grace. Gordie is survived by his loving daughter Lois and son-in-law Chuck Vollman, Ladysmith, grandsons Corey (Elizabeth), Edmonton, and Charlie (Tannis), Coquitlam, great grandchildren, Joshua of Edmonton and Kandace, Charlie, Brendin, Cooper, and Nathan, all of Coquitlam, sister-in-laws Anne Kerr and Maureen Kerr, many nieces and nephews, and friends. Gordie had many happy memories of growing up in Ladysmith, making rafts with his buddies to take across the bay, and camping with his family over on the islands during the summers. He also remembered when everyone knew everyone in Ladysmith and fondly recalled the many dances held at the Aggie Hall. Gordie began working at the age of 18 at the Victoria Lumber Company mill in Chemainus. He served overseas during WW II, and shortly after he returned home he moved from inside the mill to work on the booming ground. He retired from MacMillan Bloedel in 1983 after 47 years. No service by Gord’s request. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Lodge on 4th for their loving care these past few months, and Telford’s Mortuary for their compassion. He was a quiet and gentle man and will be missed immensely by his family and friends.

Just raise your glass

Here’s to you Dad