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John Robert Kerr-Wilson


Lieutenant, RCN


Died: 17 Aug 2015, Ottawa, Ontario


KERR-WILSON, John Robert - John passed away in hospital in Ottawa on Monday August 17th, 2015 at the age of 84 years. He was the loved husband of Elizabeth (Hargreaves) Kerr-Wilson. John was the father to sons Robert J. (Linda), Andrew D. (Nancy) and Ian A. (Jane) and grandfather to Sydney, Alan, Ross, Leona, Lindsay and Landon. He will be sadly missed by his brother Gerald, his family and many friends and neighbours. John was predeceased by his parents Gerald and Margaret (Andrews) Kerr-Wilson and his brother Keith David Kerr-Wilson. John served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy through the 1950s, latterly as a diver and diving instructor. Moving to Ottawa in the early 1960s, he began a long career as a high school teacher and vice-principal. In the 60s and 70s John was active with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, retiring from education in the late 80s. He went on to be active in various volunteer organizations, most notably the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. He was an active member of the local Baha’i community for over 50 years. He was an avid canoeist, curler and birder. A celebration of John's life will be held at a future date. Interment has taken place in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lanark. In remembrance of John, contributions to a Field Naturalist Club or charity of your choice would be appreciated.


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