Barritt, Vera (Walters)

After living in the Tees and Clive areas as a young girl and living in Washington State for five years, Vera Walters moved back to Mirror in 1931.

After graduating from school, she joined the United Church Choir and Young People's Club. There she met Ward Barrett. They married and were involved in the Young Married Club in the Ripley area, where they farmed for 58 years. They worked with the Home and School Association and supported drama in the community.

In 1963, the Vera wrote the local history Ripley Your Heritage marking 60 years of agricultural settlement. She served as president of the Mirror Hall Board and as a den mother for the Scouts.

In 1968, Vera completed a health survey for the University of Alberta. She researched and wrote poetry for the book Pioneers and Progress and painted the picture of the Grand Trunk Railway Station hanging in the Mirror Museum. She lives at the Pine Creek Lodge in Red Deer and is President of the resident council.

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