Roy Kerr

Obituary of Roy Thomas Kerr

Roy passed away peacefully July 22, 2019 at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville at the age of 85.  He was grateful for the assisted dying option after living with lung cancer for a time. Born in Manitowaning, Ontario, he was the youngest son of Elizabeth (Collins) and Thomas Kerr. Roy served in the RCN for five years on the HMCS Magnificent.   His marriage to our beloved mother, the late Agnes (Hirtle) in 1953 lasted 62 years.  From this union he had four children;  Jody Kerr (Gina), Espanola, ON;  Gail Crofton (late Barry Crofton), Halifax; Julie Kerr van Roestel (Dan McNally). and Karen Kerr (Colby Daniels) Coldbrook.   Roy also was the father of Lisa Buchanan (Chet), Shelburne.   Dad and Mom retired to Centreville where they greatly enjoyed the fellowship of Centreville Baptist Church.   Dad, an avid reader and debater, was appreciated for stirring conversation in his church study group.   He was the best Grandpa and was often seen in the stands or on the sidelines at his grandkids games.  His well-loved grandchildren are Ben King; Tashina, Jordan and Tiffany Laurin; Aaron, Talia and Lee van Roestel and Alex Buchanan. Former son-in-laws, Jack van Roestel and Richard Laurin, were still considered part of the family by Dad.  He was extremely proud of his family.    In the last year and a half he found new love, and great companionship. in his sweetheart, Sylvia Myles.   His lively spirit, inquiring mind and irreverent humour will be greatly missed.  We love you Dad/ Grandpa!  No funeral service requested.    Online condolences can be posted at

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