Grey Highlands Newspapers
Kerr, Robert (Died on 13 Dec 1883)
appeared in Flesherton Advance, 27 Dec 1883, p. 4, column 2

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Death of Mr. Robert Kerr. - At 5 o'clock on Thursday evening, Dec. 13th inst., in the prime of life, died Robert Kerr, a respected resident of the Township of Euphrasia. He had been troubled for some time previous with a peculiar disease of the tongue, which rendered breathing very difficult, as well as painful. An operation was performed on him by Dr. Hunt, which afforded some relief from the pain, and rendered the breathing less difficult. But the end was near, although deceased himself was the only one who seemed to be fully aware of the fact. Towards the end his suffering was terrible, and he frequently cried out for something to relieve the terrible sense of suffocation he experienced. All that medical skill could do, was done; and he was faithfully attended by many kind friends to the last. He was not afraid to die; his trust was in Him who calmed the troubled waters of Galilee, and who said,: - "Com unto Me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." And so, at the early age of 35 years, Robert Kerr passed away to that country "where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest." He leaves a wife and family who have the sympathy of all in the dark hour of their terrible affliction.

Deceased was buried in the Thornbury and Clarksburg cemetery. The funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. Hill, Methodist minister, Thornbury.

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27 Dec 1883
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13 Dec 1883
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Kerr, Robert (Died on 13 Dec 1883)