In Loving Memory – Vale Rev Graeme Kelvin Charles Kerr
IN LOVING MEMORY 💖 Vale Rev Graeme Kelvin Charles Kerr
The Old Haileyburians’ Association is saddened to inform of the passing of Rev. Graeme Kerr on Tuesday evening. As Haileybury’s Senior Chaplain, Graeme played a central role in both the spiritual and the ceremonial life of the School. His leadership at Assemblies, Chapel Services and in the teaching of Religious Studies over a period of 25 years (1976 – 2000) was outstanding, and emphasised his dedication and long-term commitment to Haileybury. He presided over many weddings of former students in the Bradshaw Chapel.
On a personal basis, Graeme was devoted to caring for the individual needs of his students and staff. Known affectionately to all as “the Vicar”, he provided an empathetic ear and a guiding hand to those who needed comfort and support in difficult times, and shared their joy in times of celebration.
His pastoral care extended to life outside the classroom, and he was an enthusiastic and accomplished coach, especially in football and athletics. His support for the School drama and music programs, and the OHA, were further examples of his dedicated involvement with the Haileybury community. Graeme’s involvement in the Chalkdusters singers was always regarded as one of the highlights of the biannual Tattoo’s.
Graeme is survived by his wife June, his daughter Kymberley and sons Marcus (OH ’90) and Nicolas (OH ’95), and their families.
Graeme’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday 15th February at 2.30pm at The Avenue Uniting Church, 46 Blackburn Rd, Blackburn. The service will also be live streamed via this link:http://www.selwynallenfunerals.com.au/upcoming-services
The order of service can also be obtainable from this page when ready.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Lung Foundation of Australia – https://lungfoundation.grassrootz.com/in-loving-memory/rev-graeme-kerr