Audrey Lynn Crosson was born in Kerrobert SK, the second oldest of four children. She grew up on a farm and attended Antelope Park, a country school. She graduated from Altario School after a family move to Compeer AB where her mother ran the post office. Starting at the bank in Kindersley SK, she continued her banking career in Saskatoon. There she found the love of her life, Francis Crosson, and they married in 1980. They enjoyed country music and acreage life, rode horses, did wagon treks and parades, and volunteered for decades at the Western Development Museum. After retirement, Audrey worked in the WDM gift shop. Audrey was a people person; family, friends, and people in general were most important in her life.
During her school years, Audrey loved sports such as volleyball, basketball, softball, and curling. An avid adult ball player, golfer, and curler, she also enjoyed watching sports and cheered on the Edmonton Oilers and the Blue Jays. Between 2012 and 2015, she and her teams won two gold and one bronze national seniors’ curling championships and four provincial seniors’ curling championships. Golfing trips and playing cards with friends were special highlights in her life.
Audrey was predeceased by parents Hazen and Molly Vennard, brother Bob Vennard, brother-in-law Neil Galloway and nephew Warren Ermantrout. Audrey leaves to mourn her husband Francis Crosson and stepchildren Selena Crosson (Randy Gray), Richard (Susan) Crosson, Roy (Linda) Crosson; grandchildren Travis Doyle (Maggie Scott), Lindsay Doyle (Ryan Roberts), Kenton (Alex) Doyle, Adrian Doyle (Caitlin Buchanan), Stacy (Josh) Kunder, Jamie (Callum) Wiggins, Dustin (Victoria) Crosson, Shavonne (Brennen) Baillargeon, and ten great-granchildren; sister Gloria Galloway and nephews Blair (Sherri) Galloway, Mark (Laurel) Galloway, Brent (Nacole) Galloway, niece Cheryl (Joe) Johnston and their families; sister Donna (Ken) Ermantrout and niece Shelley Nygaard and family. The family wishes to thank family physician Dr. Dan Dattani and the staff at the Cancer Clinic, Royal University and St. Paul’s Hospitals for their kind, thorough, and compassionate care.
A memorial celebration of Audrey’s life was held at 2 p.m., December 12, at St. Martin’s United Church (Rev. Jordan Cantwell), 2617 Clarence Ave. S in Saskatoon. Interment of her remains took place at 1 p.m., Thursday, December 13, at Lot 129 interment space C1 in the Garden of the Apostles, Hillcrest Cemetery, 210 Wess Road, Saskatoon. The family requests that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers due to allergies.