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"BJO" 2006 Obituary


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BJORK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-15 published
WILSON, J. Kerr
On June 11, 2006, Kerr Wilson beloved husband of Thelma passed away peacefully, at The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg at the age of 89 years. Kerr was renowned for his warm, rich baritone voice heard frequently on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from Winnipeg. He was the soloist on many radio programs including 'Prairie Schooner ', 'Polka Party', 'Curtain Melodies', 'Cross Country Matinee' and was featured regularly on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation network in the popular television series 'Happy Land'. An outstanding event for Kerr and Thelma was the honour of giving a Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Government House during their visit to Winnipeg in 1959. Kerr's personality has been described as 'competent, genial and atempermental' (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Times). A loving and devoted husband and father he will be dearly missed by his family and a host of Friends. He is survived by his beloved wife Thelma in their 65th year of marriage; dear sister Beulah (Victor) MONKE, Los Angeles; brother-in-law Norman GUTTORMSON, Saskatoon; 3 sons, Carlisle (Eloise) WILSON, Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Eric (Melenie) WILSON, Vancouver, British Columbia, Mark (Gudny) WILSON, Iceland; daughter Kerrine WILSON; 9 grandchildren, Tiffany (Rocco) CASTELLANETA, Italy, Keri-Lynn (Peter) GELB, New York, Carlisle Kenneth WILSON, New York, Kristin (Doug) MORROW, Erica (Ian) FENNELL, Jocelyn (Guy) CRACKEL, Thelma BJORK and Kristinn KERR, Iceland, Leonard Kerr WILSON, Vancouver, British Columbia; 8 great-grandchildren Angelica, Stefano, Stewart, Paige, Stephanie, Jonathan, Meaghan and Gus. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 16, at 11: 00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 580 Victor Street, Winnipeg. Expressions of condolence can be sent to condolences@nbardal.mb.ca. Neil Bardal Inc. 204-949-2200

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