Vera Jacobsen

Obituary of Vera Heidi Jacobsen

Vera Heidi Jacobsen

(September 14, 1959 - September 15, 2021)


It is with great sadness we announced the sudden passing of a very special woman in our lives. On September 15, 2021, Vera Heidi Jacobsen passed away in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 62. 

Vera was born in Drayton Valley on September 14,1959 to Andrew and Emmi Freier. She was the baby of the family of five and liked to remind everyone of it. On April 11, 1981, she married the love of her life and best friend Ken Jacobsen. They moved to Camrose and eventually to New Norway to be closer to the family farm. Vera worked at POCO Energy, Camrose Credit Union, Silver Creek Golf Course and Silver Creek Green House. She also had an important role on the family farm but the most favorite job to her was raising her children Lindsey and Jordan. She loved running them all over the province whether it was for figure skating, softball or hockey. She was an amazing mother, she did everything and more for her family and friends. Vera enjoyed golfing, all her beautiful flowers and visiting with “The Girls”.  She also had three little girls that she absolutely adored being around and loved very much. There wasn’t anywhere she could go where she didn’t bump into someone she knew. She always enjoyed meeting someone in the grocery store and catching up and you would always leave with a smile. She will be remembered for her kind spirt, her witty demeanour, her playful heart and the love she had for us all.

Vera is survived by her loving husband Ken Jacobsen; her children Lindsey (Lorne) Blake of New Norway, Jordan (Nikki) Jacobsen of Camrose; her most favorite little people in the world, her granddaughters Zoe and Anna Blake and Maeve Jacobsen; her mother-in-law Mary Jacobsen of Camrose; sisters Karin (Reg) Hamilton of Drayton Valley, Brigitte (Neil) Woznesensky of Drayton Valley, Monika (Gerald) Munrane of Edmonton; brother Yogi (Betty) Freier of Stoney Plain; brother-in-law Dale (Darlene) of New Norway; sister-in-law Karen of New Norway; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and countless friends. Vera was predeceased by her father Andrew and mother Emmi, father-in-law Norman, brothers-in-law Rick Jacobsen, Harold Hanson, Fred Schollmaier, sister-in-law Brenda Russell and nephew Randy Freier. 

We would like to thank the community members for all the help, food, and kind words to help us through these difficult times.  


Due to current Alberta Health regulations, a private family service was held. To view a recording of the service, please click the link below.


Vera Jacobsen Funeral Recording

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Vera's memory may be made to the Stollery Children's Hospital, or to the Cross Cancer Institute.

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