Peacefully passed away in Sudbury surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the age of 79 years. Son of the late William “Bill” and of the late Annette (née Sarazin) McKerral. Beloved husband of 60 years to Gertrude (née Bureau) McKerral of Markstay. Loving father of Peter McKerral (Lorraine), Colette Comtois (Richard) both of Sudbury, Rita Richer of Val Caron, Carmen Wadman, Helen Van Duinkerken of Garson, Claude McKerral (Joanne) of Hamilton, Mike McKerral (Carole), Denis McKerral (Cathy) and Normand McKerral (Trina) all of Markstay. Dear brother of Cécile MacDonald (Jim), Irène Prieur (late Victor), Eddy McKerral (Claire), Jimmy McKerral (Peggy) and Barbara St-Germain (Paul). Predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Thérèse Prieur (late William), Rita Greer (survived by Gabe), Margaret Jeanveau, Laurence McKerral (survived by Claudette) and Vincent McKerral (survived by Jackie). Sadly missed by 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his grandson Mathieu. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1 p.m. at St-Mark Church in Markstay. In lieu of flowers, donations (by cheque only) to the Health Sciences North Foundation.