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Vera Croucher
April 27, 1927 - April 6, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">CROUCHER, Vera Phyllis (nee Peterson)<br><br>On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Vera Croucher passed away peacefully just shy of her 90th birthday. Vera was born on April 27, 1927 in Cereal, Alberta. Her family later moved north to homestead near Tofield. At age 16, she moved to Edmonton where she worked as an usherette at the Capital Theatre and later as a show card artist for the Hudson’s Bay Company on Jasper Avenue. Vera met her husband Charlie soon after he returned from his service with the navy in WW2. They married in 1946 and raised 5 children. Vera had an immense artistic talent. In her younger days she enjoyed curling, bowling and dancing with the Daughters of the Nile.<br><br>Vera was predeceased by her loving husband Charles Albert Croucher in 2000. She is survived by her children Barry (Gwen), Cheryl (Wayne), Albert (Janet), Brent, Dee (Elvino), and her much loved and adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Colleen, Myles, Zoe, Alia, Katie, Melanie, Chad, Bryce, Grayson, Tristan, Madison, Trace and Lily. She is also survived by her siblings Dorothy, Norma and Ernie. Vera was predeceased by her sister Lois and brothers Ray, Arnold, and Floyd, and by her mother Ethel Viola and father Nels Peterson.<br><br>The family wishes to express their deep gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Amy Franke, an angel for sure who shepherded Vera through her final years, to the devoted staff at Capital Care Grandview, and to her companion and gentle caregiver Valerie Vass.<br><br>A celebration of Vera’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Westlawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vera’s memory may be directed to the Kidney Foundation and the Canadian Mental Health Society, or the charity of your choice.<br><br></div>