Irving Kerr

Irving Harvey Woodruff Kerr

Sunday, December 11th, 1932 - Saturday, November 30th, 2019
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Kerr; Irving Harvey Woodruff
Major (Ret'd), OStJ, CD, LL.B
1932 – 2019

Peacefully in Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, November 30 in his eighty-seventh year. Beloved husband of Catherine (nee Franklin). Son of the late Florence Beeston (Nan) and John Abner Kerr. Predeceased by his parents and his sister Barbara Nicholas (Peter). Dear father of Laura Kerr (Martin) and Susan Peever. Grandfather of Deborah Daniels (Don), Jason Lewin, Lloyd Crosby, Catherine Crosby and Brendan Peever. Great grandfather of Brooke, Katie, Olivia and River.

After retiring from distinguished service with the Royal Canadian Regiment, Irv was admitted to the bar and went on to a successful career practicing Family Law. An avid hunter and angler, he also enjoyed hiking, bird watching and natural history, interests he passed on to his children and grandchildren. He and Catherine covered much of the Lanark highlands on foot with their canine companions and took great pleasure in their rural rambles. An officer, a gentleman and an ardent Canadian, he will be missed by his grieving family and many friends.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires bursary program, the Old Forge Community Resource Centre, Ottawa West Seniors Support, the Wild Bird Care Centre or a charity of your choice.

Hulse, Playfair & McGarry
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Dragana Spasojevic

Posted at 06:32pm
Dear Cathy, Laura and Jason;

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We are sadden to hear of Irving's passing, he was such an exceptional man. We will always remember the fantastic conversations we had with you and Irving in the store. The yearly Christmas visits after the store closed was always a holiday season highlight. God Bless you all during this difficult time. With Love, Dragomir, Dragana, Ljuba, Zeljka and our families.

Mike & Sandy Jean-Louis

Posted at 08:39pm
Our condolences to Cathy, Laura, Jason and the rest of the Kerr family. We remember very well living next door to you guys for so many years. We had some great times, remember the gate we had between the fences so we would not have to walk around to the front and then around to the back and exchanging veggies. Jason we remember the good times you and Ryan and Nicholas had. So sorry we can’t be there to say goodbye to Irv but our thoughts are with you all. Love Mike & Sandy

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