Vera Elsie Findlay (nee Mair (Shye/Latin))
November 23, 1932 - April 30, 2021
With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to our Mum, Vera. However, we celebrate and are thankful for her life well lived.
Survived by her husband of 64 years, Alex/Sandy; daughter, Linda (Doug); and son, Alan (Wilma). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Connor Buchanan, Logan Buchanan, and Gwyneth Findlay, whom she loved and adored beyond measure. Vera also leaves her beloved sister in Scotland, Sheila Rhynas; and lifelong friend and sister-in-law in Yellowknife, Edith Mair; along with her many loving nieces and nephews in Scotland, England, Bermuda, and across Canada. She was predeceased by her brothers, Max, Leslie, and Norrie Mair.
A proud Scot, Vera was born, raised and married in Portknockie, Scotland. After marrying Sandy in 1956, they embarked on the great adventure of emigrating to Canada in 1957.
Mum and Dad settled into the large ex-pat Scottish community in Vancouver, establishing lifelong friendships and extended families. Over the years, Mum took great pride in raising her children and sharing wholly in the lives of her grandchildren.
Mum was an extremely talented seamstress. She shared her love of textiles with many students throughout her career at David Thompson, Windermere and West Vancouver secondary schools as a beloved Home Economics teacher.
Mum's involvement with her church community was central to her life. We are so grateful for the support and encouragement from the St Andrews & St Stephen's Presbyterian Church family. We feel so fortunate to have shared time with Mum and Pastor Martin in her final hours.
Mum will be deeply missed and she will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her.
Ta-ta the noo then Mum, aye.....www.dignitymemorial.ca