Captain Ronald Kerr – November 28, 1945 – January 19, 2022
KERR, Ronald Maclean, With much sadness, Ron passed away peacefully after a struggle on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Beloved husband of Dayle (Twitchin) and step-father to Marissa (Barrette). Predeceased by his brother Donald and his sister Joy. Survived by niece Dawn and great-nephew Donald.
Ron’s career as a Captain on Etobicoke Fire and Toronto Fire lasted 32 years. He loved his job and was extremely proud to be a firefighter. Ron was very active for 30+ years as a GTHL referee, having refereed some of today’s NHL players, as well as mentoring younger referees. In his retirement, Ron loved to garden, walk and swim. He also loved hosting family and friends for poolside dips and cocktails in the summer. Ron was a lifelong Toronto Maple Leaf fan and Buffalo Bills fan. In the winter Ron enjoyed spending his time with Dayle in Florida at his winter “cottage”.
A visitation will take place at Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road, Toronto, on Monday, January 24th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 25th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with service to follow. Interment to follow at Sanctuary Park Cemetery. (Live Stream/RSVP)
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Etobicoke Humane Society would be appreciated. Details at www.wardfuneralhome.com
Our Deepest condolences go out to his family and friends from all our Fire Fighter Retiree Groups.
In Solidarity, Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association TPFFA – L-3888