Served in Medical Corp. in 1945-46
On June 19, 2015 Vera Mary Primrose Shuckburgh (nee Gines) went to be with her Lord and Saviour at the age of 96 years.
Vera was born in Whitbourne, Hereford, England on April 19, 1919. She moved with her parents at six months of age to Canada and resided in Edmonton where she received her schooling. She then entered nursing training at the Royal Alexandra School of Nursing and graduated in 1942. She was a Nursing Sister in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp. during 1945 – 1946.
She received her Public Health Diploma at the University of Alberta in 1947 following which she worked at the Stettler Rural Health Unit where she met her future husband Leo Shuckburgh and they were married at Holy Trinity Church in Edmonton on July 5, 1950.
Vera and Leo lived in Stettler until they moved to 2-38-20 W4 and farmed until Leo retired in 1975. Vera and Leo loved to travel and visited England, Australia, New Zealand, Arizona and also enjoyed many camping trips with friends to Alaska and various other places.
After the death of Leo, Vera took up residence at Canterbury Manor in Edmonton and later moved to Canterbury Court where she lived until her passing. Vera was very involved in the Victoria Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Stettler and had many wonderful visits from Areme #11 OES in Edmonton over the years.
Predeceased by her loving husband, Leo on March 11, 1995; her parents, George and Mary Gines; her brother, George Gines; her sister, Betty and brother-in-law, Tom Whiting; and many members of the Shuckburgh side of the family, Vera is survived by her sister-in-law Dora Gines of Edmonton; brother-in-law Trevor Shuckburgh of Victoria; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives in Canada and the United Kingdom; and friends.
Rest In Peace Dear Vera.
A funeral service for the late Mrs. Vera Shuckburgh will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, Stettler, AB. on Saturday, June 27, at 1 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. George’s Anglican Church, Box 699, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 or to a charity of the donor’s choice and would be appreciated by the family.
Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services – Stettler, entrusted with the care and arrangements, Box 193, Stettler, AB. T0C 2L0. 403-742-3315.