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David Gough Courier Press A large number of family and friends are missing a young woman from Dresden who they say lived life to the fullest. Ashley Kerr, 29, died on Jan. 3 when her Chevy Cavalier collided with a black pickup truck on Longroads Road near Wardsville. A personal support worker, Kerr was heading home to Dresden after work when the collision took place. Kerr?s friend Sarah Stasse said family was paramount to Kerr. Kerr came from a large family and had a huge connection with her mom, Stasse said. They went shopping together, and talked on the phone all the time. ?She absolutely adored her mother. They were best friends ? the ideal mother daughter relationship,? Stasse said. Along with Kerr?s mom Mary, Kerr also doted on her two kids (10 year-old son and a three-year daughter) and her common-law husband, Stasse said. ?She has literally been in love with him since she was like 13 years-old.? Kerr also had a wide circle of friends, many drawn in by Kerr?s fun-loving personality. ?Ashley was great to be around,? Stasse said. ?(She) never had any awkward silence. She could talk for hours.? ?I think (that?s why) it?s so hard for everyone to process this because of how great of a person she really truly was. She was always smiling and laughing. She did want everyone to be happy and well,? Stasse said. Stasse set up a GoFundMe Ashley Kerr, 29, of Dresden, died following a car collision outside of Wardsville on Jan. 3. account online to help out Kerr?s family. ?I just wanted Ashley?s family to not be burdened with the cost of a funeral so suddenly. To help with the cost of living, something for her little ones. They are all already going through so much I am just trying to help,? Stasse said. As of last Friday afternoon, over $5,000 had been donated. Kerr?s sister Crystal Want said Ashley was a joy to be around. ?She was the type of person to

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always go out of her way to help her friends and family when they needed help. Family always came first with her,? Want said. ?She was always smiling and just living life to the fullest with as much fun as she could.? Ashley Kerr loved her kids and wanted the best for them, Want said, noting that Kerr was working tirelessly upgrading her education. She was closing in on becoming a registered practical nurse. Dr. Sean Marcy Submitted photo Via GoFundMe The fatal crash happened on the bend between Dogwood Road and Davis Street in Wardsville at about 6:40 a.m. Tuesday. The driver of the pickup truck has been released from hospital, police said. Middlesex OPP continue to investigate the crash, and say charges are pending. Anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision and has further information is asked to contact Middlesex County OPP.


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