PEGGY KERR

PEGGY KERR

Peggy Kerr

The family of Peggy Kerr announce her peaceful passing on November 11, 2012 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong, BC. Peggy was born March 22, 1921 in Winnipeg, MB and moved to Dryden, ON with her young family in 1952. She worked for the Town and was the Executive Secretary to the paper mill Manager at her retirement in 1982. She moved to Wabigoon, ON in 1978 and continued her community involvement with the Local Services Board. An accomplished seamstress, Peggy also enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and touring the US and Canada via 5th wheel. Peggy became an integral part of her son John’s family when she moved to Calgary in 2001 and on to Coldstream, BC in 2005. She embraced each geographic move with enthusiasm demonstrating strength of character and independence until her 90th year. At that time she was still driving her car and actively attending yoga and Osteofit classes. She remained connected using email, Facebook and texting and demonstrated a “joie de vivre” that was obvious to everyone she met. She became an inspiration in the art of graceful aging to us all. Peggy is lovingly remembered by John Kerr (June), Patti Goodby (Barry) and Linda Kerr and will be sadly missed by her grandchildren – Jennifer (Jim), Joanna (Greg), Jaime (Jason), Jenna (Roger), Marla (Mike), Janelle (Jonathan) and great grandchildren – Courtenay, Taylor, Jonah and Jayna. Peggy was predeceased by her husbands, Everett Kerr and Marc Laverdure as well as her elder son, Dr. Kenneth James (Jim) Kerr. A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held in Coldstream next August. The family wishes to acknowledge the compassionate care Mum received from Drs. Jolly and Hardy, staff at VJH, staff and volunteers at Hospice House and the Aspen Grove staff at PVM who assisted her through the last phase of her life journey. To honour her sense of community, contributions to the United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap would be appreciated.


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