Gerald David Karr passed away in the early morning of November 3, 2009 at Abbotsford Hospital at the age of 70 years. He played his cards his way! Jerry was born in Chilliwack on June 26, 1939 to parents, Fred and Bertha Karr, predeceased. He will be sadly missed by his wife of almost 50 years, Dianne; his son, Scott (Colleen); his daughter Leanne (Milton) and three grandsons, Kristopher, Michael and Jason; his brothers, Harold (Anita) and Don, and his favourite sister, Myrna (Derrick) plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
Jerry loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, camper and back country trail rider. He had a wicked sense of humour and enjoyed cooking for family and friends. We’ll all miss his famous shortbread and Christmas cake. He was a crusty ol’ grouch at times but his grandsons will miss their fun times with “Grumpy Grandpa”.
Jerry was mainly a salesman before becoming a Chilliwack Fireman, serving from 1978 til 1999 and was a volunteer fireman from 1965 til 1995, except for the seven years he worked in Mt. Vernon, WA. He formed many lasting friendships on both sides of the border.
After retirement, he enjoyed puttering around the farm, sitting on the deck and becoming well known as “the egg-man of Lickman Rd.” He thoroughly enjoyed his many customers and friends.
There will be no service, nor flowers, by request.
In true redneck style, there will be a hot dog roast at the Fraser in the spring, along with his last batch of “hooch” to wash it all down.
Justin was waiting for his best buddy and favorite partner to ride those beautiful hills again (and maybe even share a sandwich and a beer!). To semi quote Darryl, his good buddy from California “We love you, Jer, you’re one heck of a good guy”.
Our family is very thankful for all our wonderful friends and family for all their help and support. We feel truly blessed. We’d especially like to thank the lovely “little red-haired nurse”, Jane, for all her compassion and caring ~ what a treasure!
Happy trails to my big guys!
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