John Robert �Jack� Kerr
RIVERTON � John Robert �Jack� Kerr, age 80 of Riverton, and
formerly of Stellarton, passed away surrounded by his family on
Tuesday, March 18th, 2008, in the Palliative Care Unit of the
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late William F.
and Emma (Pushie) Kerr of Stellarton.
Jack was an employee of the C.N.R office staff (New Glasgow
and Stellarton) for 30 years until his retirement. He was a
member and Senior Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton,
acting as Clerk of Session and serving on various church
committees over the years. Jack was a former and charter member
of the Stellarton Lion�s Club, member and past master of Keith
Masonic Lodge #23, Stellarton. He was First President of the
Pictou County Shrine Club and a member of the Royal Jesters, and
the Scottish Rite.
Jack touched the lives of many people through his generosity
whether it was his daily visits to the hospital, his presence at
church or his routine trips to town. Everyone will remember Jack
for his quick wit and friendly personality.
Jack will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 57 years,
Jean (MacKay) Kerr, Riverton; daughter, Marion MacKay, Riverton;
son, Paul (Karen) Kerr, New Glasgow. Jack�s pride and joy were
his grandchildren: Vanessa (Jack) Youssef, Krista (Jamie)
MacIntosh, Jonathan Kerr; and his great-grandchildren, Emma
MacIntosh and Avery Youssef; brothers, Scott Kerr, Toronto;
William (Bill) (Marilyn) Kerr, Halifax
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors
from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the H.C. MacQuarrie
Funeral Home, Stellarton. A memorial service will be held at a
Family flowers only please.
Keith Masonic Lodge #23 will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight (March
22, 2008) at the funeral home to conduct their service.
Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Palliative
Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital or to a charity of one�s
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