June 16, 1936 – March 11, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of June at her home in Courtenay on March 11, 2016. She faced the end of her life as she lived life – with a steely determination, generous heart, keen wit, humour and much courage.
June is predeceased by her husband John Boal Kerr, mother Doreen Gilbert and her father David Gilbert. She is survived by her sons David John Kerr (Janine Patricia Kerr) and James Boal Kerr (Maureen Ellen Kerr); grandchildren, Mackenzie Keely Kerr, Maxwell James Kerr and Jocelyn Ellen Kerr and her sister Sandy Mumford (Doug) and her dog Magee.
June was a member of the Forbidden Plateau Obedience and Tracking Club and she did not let her physical limitations stop her from living life to the fullest (and on her terms). June really enjoyed spending time with her dog Ziva, lounging around the house, walking in nature, or competing with Ziva in obedience, rally, hunt and field training. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends and in the last few weeks she mustered up enough strength for a few pints at the local pubs. June was also a tremendous cook, and enjoyed preparing gourmet meals for her family and friends. June was also an adventurous spirit that immigrated from Wales as a young adult, lived in Toronto, Calgary, Santa Barbara, Nassau, White Rock BC and then settled in the Comox Valley for her retired years. We will miss her!
Please consider a donation in June’s memory to the Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund, 1033 Donwood Dr., Victoria, B.C., V8X 4G3, 250-588-8311 (in hope to cure Canine Cancer).