Dorothy Kerr, 89, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at Menno Hospital.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann; three sons, Harold (Shirley), Brian, and Gord (Lynda); seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Jack this year on November 4.
Dorothy was born in Saskatoon to Jessie and Arthur Woolley, and was raised in Vancouver and surrounding area. Before she was married, she taught briefly at Stave Lake Elementary. In the early years, she was active in the Chilliwack United Church in the Women’s group and as a CGIT leader. Family was very important to Dorothy. She was a good mother and adored her grandchildren. She enjoyed knitting, reading, gardening and baking; passing along many recipes to her family.
After Jack’s retirement, they enjoyed their acreage on Sumas Mountain, being with family and friends and their many trips throughout Canada and the USA with Jackson Tours. They moved to Menno Terrace East in Abbotsford where they had been living for the past 2 years.
A Memorial Gathering for both Jack and Dorothy is being planned for the spring.
The family would like to thank the staff at Menno Terrace East and Menno Hospital for all their care and support.
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