Obituary of Lennie Kerr
It is with great sadness that Lennie's sudden and unexpected passing is
announced. Lennie is survived by her Husband Winston, 2 Sons, 4 Brothers, 3
Grandchildren, as well as her extended family in Canada, USA, Holland and
Lennie was born in war torn Holland at the end of WWII. Lennie's parents, she,
and her brothers moved to South Africa in 1947 to be closer to her uncles. In
1950, Lennie and her family immigrated to Canada. Lennie attended public
school in Port Credit, Ontario. Growing up, her favorite summer activities were
swimming and competitive paddling with the Mississauga Canoe Club. Lennie
graduated from the Kitchener Waterloo Hospital School of Nursing in 1966,
earning her RN designation.
Lennie married Winston Kerr in 1966. She worked in a number of hospitals
(Scarborough, Ottawa and Edmonton) as she and Winston explored new
In Medicine Hat, Alberta Lennie began working in the home care field. She then
became a Home Care Manager for the SE Alberta Health Unit with sub-offices in
Brooks and Bow Island. While in Medicine Hat, Lennie obtained both a BN
degree and an Administrative Studies degree from Athabasca University.
Lennie & Winston retired in 1996, moving to Vancouver Island. They made
many friends in Parksville & Qualicum. Lennie was diagnosed with progressive
MS in 2002.
Lennie & Winston moved to Marlborough House in Coquitlam in 2012. Heart
problems resulted in Lennie getting a pacemaker in 2013. Determined to keep
her mobility, Lennie was very active with walking and water exercises.
Lennie made friends where ever she went. She will be missed.
A service for Lennie will be held on April 13, 2019 at 1:00pm at
St.John's Apostle Anglican Church, 2208 St. John's Street, Port Moody, BC
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lennie's memory made to the MS Society of
Canada. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on 2019-04-13 at St. John
the Apostle Anglican Church, 2208 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody, BC,
A reception will be held at 2:00 PM on 2019-04-13 at Lower Hall - St John the
Apostle Anglican Church, 2208 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody, BC, Canada.