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Tracy Croken

1955-2019

Tracy Croken
It is with great sadness that the friends and chosen family of Tracy Croken announce her passing on the morning of Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 63 years of age. At her side were her beloved fiancé Cliff Ruggins, his daughter Sarah, Tracy’s loving chosen sister Fran Booth and her cherished cat Valentino. Born on 3 October 1955 in the Town of Emerald, PEI, Tracy was the Island’s first Irving Girl, an original member of the Bonshaw Hall Community Board, and was the first woman to independently found, own and operate a signwork company in Canada. 2019 marks 40 years since she founded her very successful business, Custom Signwork & Carving. Through this she was able to share her prolific talents with individuals, businesses and political organizations across Prince Edward Island and beyond. Tracy will be remembered for her kindness to friends and chosen family, enjoying nothing more than sharing stories and a glass of wine in her gardens, a self-proclaimed ‘Hermit’s Heaven’. She will be remembered for her fiercely independent spirit, sense of humour, artistry, and love of animals and nature. Tracy is survived by her fiancé, Cliff Ruggins, her chosen sister Fran Booth (Rick), her chosen brothers Ralph Clark (Ann-Marie) and Archie Gillespie (Sharon), her “coffee girls”, Valerie, Sheila, Gail, Sandy, Ruth, Linda, and Tissie, siblings Joan, Allan, and Leonard Croken, and numerous family members and friends. Tracy was predeceased by her parents Maurice and Mildred (MacNeill) Croken and brothers Harold and Preston. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home for visitation Thursday 6-8 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Summerfield (Route 2) on Friday at 10:00 am. Interment in St. James Roman Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. James Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund or the PEI Humane Society. (Please note there is no procession from Charlottetown – All meet at church).
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Service Date
Friday, June 28, 2019
Service Time
10 a.m.
Service Location
St. James Roman Catholic Church

Visitation
June 27, 2019
Visitation Time
6-8 p.m.
Visitation Location
Belvedere Funeral Home

Burial Location
St. James Roman Catholic Cemetery

Requested Charity
St. James Roman Catholic Cemetery or PEI Humane Society