Hugh Spencer Kerr

Hugh Spencer Kerr, 86, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osbourne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002. He was born March 21, 1916 in Fort Frances.
Hugh had worked at the local paper mill for 42 years. He also had served on the Kenora Catholic School Board, and was the chairman of the Notre Dame Credit Union in Kenora.
He was instrumental in starting a school and residence in Kenora for the mentally handicapped. He also was involved in the formation of the Arc Industry Workshop.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served overseas with R.C.A.F. in Ireland.
Hugh was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 in Fort Frances, a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances, and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Kenora. He travelled worldwide and had met many friends throughout his travels.
He also enjoyed houseboating on Lake of the Woods.
Hugh is survived by his daughters, Della Mae “Cookie” and husband, Albert Magnan, of Fort Frances, Ont., Jean and husband, Warner Baxter, of Iroquois Falls, Ont., Linda and husband, John Lunny, of Kenora, Ont., and Lois Kerr of Kenora, Ont.
Also surviving are grandchildren, Brian Magnan and wife, Carol, of Orillia, Ont., Peter Magnan and wife, Karen, of Vancouver, B.C., and Nicole Magnan, and friend, Barry Nelson, of Minneapolis, Mn., and Kevin Kozar and wife, Amy, of Thunder Bay, Ont., Allison Kozar of Calgary, Alta., and Amanda Lunny of Kenora, Ont.; and great-grandchildren, Emily, Priscilla, and Spencer Magnan.
Also surviving are his brother, Don Kerr and wife, Gladys, of Fort Frances, Ont.; sisters, Olive Erickson of International Falls, Mn., Lois Milette of International Falls, Mn., and Viola Dittaro and husband, Henry, of Fort Frances, Ont.; his godmother, Mary Crawley of Thunder Bay, Ont.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was united in marriage Aug. 24, 1940 to the former Erba Boucher, who predeceased him May 21, 1984.
He also was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Violet Kerr; his brother, Ross Kerr; an infant brother, Freddie; and infant sister, Una.
A Service of Remembrance will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Fr. Rey Ronquillo officiating. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Frances.
The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 “Colour Party” will perform their Legion Tribute following the service.
Honourary pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Brian Magnan, Peter Magnan, Nicole Magnan, Kevin Kozar, Allison Kozar, and Amanda Lunny, and his great-grandchildren, Emily Magnan, Priscilla Magnan, and Spencer Magnan.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Emo Catholic Women’s League, Box 6, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0 for the upkeep of the Aylsworth Cemetery, or to the charity of your choice.