Marilyn Ida Kerr


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
Edmonton, AB
T5M 2P6

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Richmond Park Church - Edmonton

9340 69 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0R9

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Pauline Grant

I worked with Marilyn in the U of A Psychology Department
for many years and appreciated her friendship that went beyond our working relationship. I still use a special Christmas Tree bauble she gave to our family when we left for a few months’ stay in Cambridge, England. Also remember meeting Gordon and hearing about the whole family in loving and proud terms. Sympathies to you all,

Jan Hall

Gordon and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I remember the many good years we all had with Fish and Wildlife.
I know Gord, that these last few years have been very hard for you. Being a caregiver is not an easy job!
Cherish the memories. They get you through!
Prayers and blessings, Jan Hall

Leo Mos

Dear Mr. Kerr and members of the Kerr family, Please accept my sincere condolences with the death of your spouse and mother. Her collegial presence in our department was much valued and her work with students appreciated. Her slow decline over the years was painful to observe especially as she struggled valiantly. Strength and God’s presence.

Don DeCecco

Remember the good times with Marilyn and the pain of her loss will be easier.

Bert & Kathy Lougheed

Marilyn and I played together many times when we were kids. She lived in Calgary and came to visit us on our farm at Bowden. We visited many times in later life and spent two wonderful weeks with her and Gordon in Hawaii. We are sorry her last few years were so difficult. May she rest in peace.

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