DR. HUGH DONALD KERR, D.D.S. (Retired) December 16, 1935 - April 29, 2014 It is with deepest sadness that Hugh's family announces his passing in his 79th year on April 29, 2014 at home, surrounded by the love of his family. He will be missed beyond measure by his wife of 53 years, Dawn, his son Hugh Jr. (Lisa), his daughters Jennifer (Jeffrey Hall) and Debbie (Geoff Kerr) and his three special grandchildren, Larah (Tony), Benjamin and Cameron. He will also be missed by his colleague, friend and fishing buddy, Dr. Terry Kameoka. Brother-in-law, David House, provided support to Hugh over the years. Hugh's humour, positive outlook, compassion and organizational skills will be sorely missed by many. Hugh was a family dentist and, with wife Dawn assisting, began his dental career with the Red Cross in Markstay in Northern Ontario in 1961. A year later, after returning to Toronto, he and his sister-in-law Lynne Goddard, his dedicated and invaluable dental assistant, practised dentistry for 38 years at Jane and Bloor. Together, they made visits to the dentist a pleasant if not fun experience ("Keep Smiling!"). In 1999, Hugh passed his practice on to Dr. R. Temple, a special friend and former patient. Hugh's family extends its heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the doctors and hospital staff who cared for him: Dr. V. Hoffstein, Dr. R. Chisholm, the late Dr. P. Hopkins, Dr. C. Morin and palliative care physician Dr. A. Langlois and support team. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 2-6 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, Hugh asked that donations be made to St. Michael's Hospital, Respirology Clinic (6th floor) where Dr. V. Hoffstein practises. Dad, your passing is an incredible loss for our family. We love you and hope you've gone fishing for the big one in the North Channel, Manitoulin Island. You are with us always. LOVED IN LIFE, CHERISHED IN DEATH.
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Published in the Toronto Star from May 1 to May 2, 2014