Herbert Vair and Edith Mary Cooper-
adventurous couple sailed from England-1901
From coal mines to homesteads- Alberta life begun.
parents came along and farmed close by
son broke land with sweat and a sigh.
generous as ten children came along
and seven boys became bright and strong.
parents produced good children- strong stalk!
Team work was
everything; selfishness would shock.
and clean orderly living brought success,
A big clean
productive garden fed family the best.
short supply so generous they became.
and destitute were never treated with blame.
thought of England and France now far away.
DeVeres the name in battle; good
warriors they say
Even a Castle
DeVere we lived in for joining each war.
strong and tactical, winning each score.
Carol Howard Vulliamy- 2009