Col. Ashton Larmonth Kerr, M.D.
Canloan Officer (1941)
January 2, 1916 - April 8, 2004

Ashton Kerr

Ashton, resident of St. Donat, Quebec, formerly of Westmount, Quebec died peacefully in hospital on April 8, 2004 at the age of 88 after suffering a heart attack. He is survived by his wife Gaetane (Labonte) Kerr of Granby, daughter Madeleine (Dave Shanteau), son Pierre (Anne Tufts), grandchildren, Heather and Robert; sons Richard and Andre, sister, Ethel (John Steljes) of Deep River, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert (Nellie Shaw) Kerr of Lachine. Ashton achieved his military pre-war medical training through the Canadian Officer-in-Training program at McGill. He became a medical doctor and enlisted, volunteering for immediate service on loan to the British as a parachutist and doctor in 1941. He served a year in Palestine. When he returned to Montreal he worked at the Queen Mary Veterans Hospital, and was the Director at the Reddy Memorial Hospital. He also worked as a Medical Director for Canadian Pacific.A memorial service will be held in Montreal at a future date. Many thanks to the staff and doctors at the Ste. Agathe Hospital.

Donations to the Last Post Fund would be appreciated www.lastpostfund.ca

The Cherry Beret, (PDF)   by  Ashton Kerr