Vera Elsie Findlay

November 23, 1932April 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. 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…..


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Vera Elsie Findlay

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anita panz

May 5, 2021

Vera and I taught together at West Van. Secondary School.
I was a newcommer and she took me under her wing and made my teaching experience with her such an enjoyable journey.
She listend to all the trials and tribulations of a single Mom with 3 children and then sharing my the joy of finding love and marrying again.
I always think of her when I serve tea in the beautiful teapot with cream and sugar bowls, made in Scotland, of course, which she gave me as a wedding gift.
She will be deeply missed, by family and anyone who passed throught her life.
Anita Panz

Elizabeth Livingston

May 4, 2021

Condolences to Sandy and family. V era always had a cheery word no matter when and where. I will miss seeing you around.
God bless and prayer
Elizabeth Livingston 602