Etc. -- The 1958 and 1961 obituaries of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kerr
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A transcription of a page 5 article in the 10 Oct 1958 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Graham Kerr, wife of Thomas Kerr, who died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Beauvais, 11 Homewood Avenue, Simcoe, following a lengthy illness, in her 68th year, was conducted from the Marvyn M. Veale Funeral home on Thursday at two o'clock

Rev. W. G. Leck of St. James United Church was in charge of the service and the pallbearers were Leonard DeRover, Steve Palanio, Frank Robinson, Fred Barber, Michael Sakatch and Chris Brown. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The floral tributes included those from The Neighbors, Crew 1, Electric Furnance Department, Simon Saw Steel Co., and Rodgers Pharmacy. There was also one Gid-eon Memorial Bible.

A transcription of a page 8 article in the 6 Nov 1961 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
[Compiler's Comment: In a 26 Jun 2013 email, their great grandson
David Broughton said Thomas was born 28 Jul 1891 at Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland. 
His wife Sarah Graham was born 1892 in Crossmoyle, Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. 
Daughter Sarah (Kerr) Beauvais was born 1927 in Glasgow, Scotland, In 1946 Thomas lived with his son Robert at 72 Speirs Street, Bearsden, Glasgow, before emmigrating to 62 Kent St., Simcoe via Buffalo, N.Y. the same year, according to their emmigration record.]  


Thomas Kerr, 70, of Vittoria, died Friday in Norfolk General Hospital, following a lengthy illness.

Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kerr and last survivor in a family of three, de-ceased was born and educated in Scotland, where he worked in steel construction as a riveter. For some time he was employed with the Lealand Co. In Simcoe, retiring five years ago. Since the death of his wife, the former Sarah Graham, he had made his home with his daughter.

Surviving are five sons, Thomas, Joseph, John and David, all in Scotland, and Robert in Lockport, N.Y., and two daughters, Mrs. Harry Oaks (Mary Arlene) of Vittoria and Mrs. Joseph Beauvais (Sarah) of Simcoe.

Resting at the Marvyn M. Veale Funeral Home for service on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. L. W. Owen officiating and interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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