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BEVAN – Vera Catherine (nee Hurst)

November 1, 1923 – March 13, 2011

Vera Bevan of Airdrie, AB peacefully passed away on Sunday, March 13 2011 at the age of 87 years.

Vera was born and raised in High River, AB. While raising her family she also worked at the Airdrie Post Office for twenty-four years. Her passions were sewing, painting and teaching ceramics which led to her creating Vera’s Ceramics which spanned for over thirty years. Vera volunteered with the United Church Woman and together with Gordon they delivered Meals on Wheels for fifteen years. She will be missed by family and friends.

Vera is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Heather and Bob Erickson of Sidney, BC; a son and daughter-in-law Ron and Judy Bevan of Calgary; four grandchildren, Eldon Erickson and his wife Stella, David Erickson and his wife Karin, Christina Erickson and Mathew Bevan; four great-grandchildren, Mia, Oliver, Sylvie and Ashley Erickson. She is also survived by a brother and two sisters-in-law, Bill and Faye Hurst of High River, AB and Ruth Hurst of Calgary as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband Gordon in 1992; her sister Margaret and her brother George.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Airdrie Funeral Home (300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, Alberta) on Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Airdrie United Church (212 – 1st Avenue N.E. Airdrie, AB) on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.  Graveside Service will be held at Highwood Cemetery High River, AB on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2:00. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, or directly to the Bethany Care Foundation, Airdrie Centre, #1001 – 17th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2E5 Telephone: (403) 210-4600, email:

In living memory of Vera Bevan, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS &


HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Ian and Cindy Barr :

    To Ron, Judy and Matthew, sorry for your loss from the Barr Family

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  2. Randy Skimmings :

    Ron, Judy, Mathew and Family:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

    Randy Skimmings

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  3. Karen & Jacques , Emily, Kara, Angela Ribout :

    Well To all the Bevans, and the Ericksons, we send our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I know Vera will be very happy to have crossed this page out of her life, and begin her new life in another realm. She will be remembered and missed. I hope in this time that you will have time to remember the good times, and enjoy the fact that she was with you for such a long time. Wishing you peaceful times, and good memories of a woman that lived her life well. Much love the Ribouts

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  4. Jean Impey (Fraser) :

    I was looking at pictures of High View school just a few days ago. I was the smallest one.My sister Goldie informed me today of Vera’s death.My sympathy to her family and especially Bill. How quickly the years go by and we lose track of folk , but memories are forever.
    Jean Impey (Fraser) Grande Prairie

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