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.
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