Diane May Kerr
1944 - 2024
Diane May Kerr
Burial Information
Burial Date
Private Interment (Later Date)
Requested Charity
Local animal charity, indigenous and social justice causes or Bahá'i fund
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Diane May Kerr – 80, Great Village.

They say some people are born not of this world, but of the next, and to all those who knew Diane, would agree that she was one of those; an angel among us. They would also note that she was a remarkable storyteller, who loved to share her wisdom with everyone. So, it’s befitting that her life be told in a story. 

Born Diane May Robinson in Lachine, Quebec, to Bruce and Isobel, Diane was a child full of wonder and curiosity for both this world and the next. She was always on a quest for the truth and mystical realities of life and found that when she became a Baha’i in 1970.  After many years of friendship, Diane married her best friend and kindred spirit, Russell, in June of 1975.  The two forged a bond of love and service for humanity as Bahá’is, who would make their home one which welcomed everyone and was free of judgement. Being a Bahá’i, with a philosophy that the world is one and embracing people in their authentic light, shaped how she was as a mother to her two beautiful daughters, Jenny, and Amber. 

Diane’s sense of curiosity and wonder for both the physical and spiritual world carried throughout her life. Whether it was travelling across the World to be a champion for women’s or indigenous causes, pioneering to aid the Bahá’i faith, or learning about the latest ways to improve health and well-being, she took it all in. Diane was an avid reader, trying to get her hands on every book and topic she could. Her quest for lifelong learning led her to earn a master’s degree in Transformational Psychology at the age of 70. Diane experienced every aspect of life that she could with many passion projects in writing, art, storytelling, and music. A Psychotherapist by day, Diane was also known by many friends as a spiritual mother and guide who took the time for others, despite the many health challenges she faced and guided them through their own trials with keen insight and deep wisdom. Diane embraced everyone where they were in life in a non-critical manner.

Diane peacefully passed away on March 19, 2024 in Nova Scotia, after a brief battle with illness. Knowing Diane, she is likely enjoying wonderful tea and conversations in the Abhá Kingdom with all those friends who have passed before her. Diane Kerr is preceded in death by her mother, Isobel Robinson; father, Bruce Robinson; brother, Tony Robinson. She is succeeded in death by her husband, Russell Kerr; daughters, Jenny (Ed) and Amber Kerr; grandchildren, David, Nicholas, and Alba. 

The family would like to thank the volunteer fire brigade of Great Village, EHS staff, nurses and doctors at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Emergency Room and ICU for their support and care. They were truly amazing during all of this. A private memorial will be held in her honour on April 6, 2024. Her body will be interred at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to organizations that Diane would have supported; those can include your local animal charity, indigenous and social justice causes, or the Bahá’i fund (Bahá’is only).

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Tributes, words of comfort and memories may be shared at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


Diane May Kerr