It is with great sadness that the Kerr family announce the peaceful passing of Marilyn on March 5, 2019 after a long and difficult time with dementia at the Lynnwood Care Home in Edmonton.
Marilyn was born in Trochu, Alberta and moved with her parents to Calgary in the early 1940’s. Marilyn attended Queen Elizabeth High School and Mount Royal College prior to pursuing a career in Psychology at the University of Montana, Missoula. In the 1970’s until her retirement in 1994, Marilyn worked at the U of A, Department of Psychology as Graduate Student Secretary and Foreign Student Administrative Coordinator.
Marilyn was predeceased by her parents John and Emily Collins of Calgary and her infant son Colin Scott Kerr.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Gordon Kerr of Edmonton; her sons David (Rose) Kerr and Jason (Shauna) Kerr all of Beaumont, Alberta; grandchildren Jennifer, Christopher, Daniel and Madison; sister-in-law Jean Kerr (Jack deceased) of the Crowsnest Pass; sister-in-law Sheila Kerr (James William (Bill) deceased) of Nelson, BC; cousin Albert (Kathy) Lougheed of Red Deer, as well as nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday April 13, 2019 at 11:00am at Richmond Park Church, 9340 69 Avenue NW, Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn’s honour may be made to the Alzheimer Society in Alberta and Northwest Territories,
Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories
308, 14925 – 111 Avenue