Honoured by their family
Born on Jan. 18, 1921 in Callander, ON, Lawrence Edward Jamieson was the son of Mary (McDonald) and William Jamieson and brother to Gordon, Jimmie, Wilmer, Lovina (Perron), Jean (Hamilton), Eilleen (Way), Eveline (Duffy), and Gloria (Rowlandson). Lawrence attended McDonald’s School in North Himsworth.
Born on July 2, 1927 in Asquith, Sask., Marjorie (Marj) Jane Kerr was the second of 10 children born to Harriet Viola Jane (Souster) and James F. Kerr. Her siblings, eldest to youngest were Frances (Wallace), Allen, Marion (Jamieson), Irene (McMillan), Joyce (Raaflaug), Ted, Bill, Bruce and James (Jim).
Lawrence and Marj married August 14, 1946 at the Callander, ON Knox United Church. They built their own home at 31 Riverbend Road, where they lived all their days. Lawrence worked for the North Bay Hydro and his main hobby was listening to or playing fiddle music.
Marj graduated from hairdressing school and opened a business in her home. She loved the opportunity to make her clients feel special. A number of her nieces remember spending hours in her shop, listening, marvelling and doing little jobs that kept them close to their Aunt Marj’s vivacious and highly entertaining small business. Others spent time picking her dandelions for her farred pickles, so she said. Marj loved to golf in summer. In winter, she was an enthusiastic member of the Senior Ladies Curling Team of North Bay. In 1978, the team of Jo Wallace (skip), Vivian Gallardi (Vice), Marj Jamieson (2nd), Emily Gatenby (lead) won the Northern Ontario Senior Ladies. The team continued playing in the McDonald Lassies Championship in Sault Ste Marie. In 198, the same four ladies, after winning the Northern and Southern Senior Ladies tournaments, travelled to St. Johns, Nfld. play in the Canadian Ladies Curling Association tournament.
Marj and Lawrence both enjoyed receiving family and friends at their cottage at Deep Water Point, Callander, and both loved to fish! Over the years, dogs held a special place in their hearts. Lucky was the most memorable for us kids. Marj and Lawrence were long-time members of Bethel Gospel Chapel, North Bay, where Marj as an Awana Leader and her core faith in the Lord Jesus Christ had a tremendous influence in many lives.
Lawrence pre-deceased Marj in 2004 at age 83. Marj continued vibrantly until 2011 when she died at the young age of 84 joining Lawrence at the Forest Lawn Cemetery. They are now strolling the golden streets of glory with their Lord Jesus Christ for eternity. They are missed dearly by all their nieces and nephews, who received hug bundles of attention, as Lawrence and Marj had no children of their own.
This Leaf of Inspiration is dedicated in memory of Great Aunt and Uncle from their 30 “Kerr” nieces and nephews.