Anneli, I’am sorry to hear of Kerry’s sudden passing. Kerry and I spent a week together in February 2022 at the Aberdeen hospital. We spent time talking about his very interesting mining days and his activities around your home. Sending my deepest sympathy. Take care. Colin MacKenzie
There’s so many things I could say about Kerry but to me Kerry was always warm and inviting like a Hug, he gave the best hugs! When JoAnne and I became friends they welcomed me with open hearts into their family. He became the “cool dad” , the fill in Dad while my parents sorted their things out during their separation. I remember when he took Jo and I to see an area where he worked with the mine entrance and large machines, the summer days at his parents trailer which also became like my grandparents, and TJ and Mel loving extensions of how blessed I felt to be welcomed even more so with more hugs . There was a time we were camping and he was great to encourage some silly whip cream in the face happen, likely coming off of grannies Jello. I will miss his big hugs and enthusiastic greeting with a “hey Kiddo!” Or “ Hey Ana banana!” Which surprisingly didn’t bother me when HE said it. He wanted so much out of life and I’m glad he got to live it happily and full filled with his love Annelie.
Kerry and I have many memories. We drove to Thunder Bay in seperate cars and I babysat the children while he worked.
He was a big support after my husband passed away in 1992. We both shared loss of spouses in different ways.
My friend had a good ear to listen to my problems, joys and sorrow.
I will miss him a whole bunch.
Rest In Peace and Love to Anneli and Joanne and Patrick and family.