Obituary of Linda Kerr
It is with great sadness that we share the untimely passing of Linda Kerr, best friend and wife of 53 years to her love Jim Kerr. Linda was the adored and loving mother of Jodie (Carl), Peta (Matt) and predeceased by her daughter Amy, 2005. (Jeff). She was the number one supporter and loving grandmother of Ben, Spencer, Paige, Keeley, Charlie, Amylia, Rachel, Jessica, Hayden, Ethan and Stella. She was also the dearly loved sister-in-law of Mary and Rob Martin. And we have to mention that she was the most doting mother to her dog Stella - much to the chagrin of many. Linda was a dear friend of everyone and will be deeply missed.
Linda was born and raised on the shores of Lake Superior at Whispering Pines where her parents ran a successful family vacation resort. The family camp on Batchawana Bay was one of Linda’s favourite places in the world where she created cherished memories. Sauna’s, theme parties, fires, water fun and sing alongs were all orchestrated by Linda and cost was never considered when it meant fun was to be had. Many secrets had to be kept from Jim while she planned these special times.
Linda was a teacher for the Lincoln County School Board specializing in Special Education where she had an impact on many students, staff and parents. She also had an impact on students in Wawa and Australia. In their Niagara home Linda hosted many occasions involving her life long friends. She was the queen of planning a party and bringing people together. She always took the festivities to the next level.....even if she often left the party early. In retirement Linda and Jim spent their winter months at their home in The Hammocks in Florida. During their time there, she made many great friends who will miss her dearly. Boating, driveway parties, and neighborhood dinners were always plentiful. If you had the pleasure of meeting Linda you never forgot her. Linda was always full of life and will forever bring a smile to your face and in many cases even make you laugh out loud, make you turn red or cringe. Filtering her words was not her strongest suit.
In December of 2019, Linda and Jim celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a wonderful party that will always give us memories of the fun loving person that Linda truly was. Planning events to make others smile was one of the ways she was easily surrounded with friends from near and far. While we are incredibly sad to lose her, we take comfort in knowing that she is reunited with Amy and the two of them are looking down on us.
In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. A Celebration of Linda's Life will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 from 4:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m with a time of remembrance starting at 6:00 p.m. at Hernder Estates Winery 1607 Eighth Ave Louth St. Catharines. If desired, please consider a donation in Linda's memory to the Amy Kerr Dixon Scholarship Fund (Brock University).
To make a donation, please go to: brocku.ca/donate
Complete the form with your information
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Write in “Amy Kerr-Dixon Award” to ensure funds are designated accordingly
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