Vera L. Gerrish

July 4, 1930April 30, 2021

She was born on July 4, 1930 to Albert and Louise Foster. She lived in a small town by the name of Tate, Saskatchewan until she was 14 years old. When they moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, she worked as a stenographer for the Chamber of Commerce. Mom got married to James Edward Ronning and had 5 children; Christine, Paul, Carol, Cathy and Cheryl. They were divorced after 30 years. Mom moved to Calgary, Alberta and later married Douglas Gerrish. They worked together as resident managers of an apartment complex. They loved to golf and went out any day possible (even during a number of storms). They went dancing twice a week. They moved back from Calgary to Regina and live in apartments for 29 years. She lived in Northland Apartments for 15 years. There, she made many good friends and had many good times. The people were great. It was a great time for them until Douglas’ passing in 2011. Her last residence was Oxford Manor where she thrived with her many friends there. She enjoyed her new place; everyone was extremely friendly. She was busy planning to decorate her balcony with plants, etc. She had a new living room chair ordered (it’s still not here). She was excited about Covid being over. Vera was predeceased by her parents; husband Doug; son Paul; daughter Cheryl; son-in-law Kevin Mann; and her brother David. There will be a private service held on Saturday, May 8 at 1:00. To view the livestream, please log on to Victoria Avenue Funeral Home’s Facebook page at


  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021



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gloria Davidson

May 7, 2021

I send my deepest sympathy to Chris and all her family. I remember the wonderful times spent with Vera during her visits with Chris and Eldon. Vera could have given us computer lessons how to use our computers nothing could stopper her if she wanted to know how to do something or to know something.

Susan Zimmer

May 5, 2021

Vera was a close friend of my mother, Jeannette, for many years. My husband are I got to know her quite well. Vera was always very pleasant. Always welcomed you with a smile. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed. Our sincere condolences to her family.
Susan and Clifford Zimmer and
Jeannette Wackershauser

Evette Silzer

May 5, 2021

Vera was a terrific person, she frequently came to the office at Oxford Manor just to have a chat. She was a kind hearted woman with so much spunk and a smile that would light up a room.
Rest in Peace Vera, you will be missed.

Betty Mercer

May 5, 2021

I got to know Vera when she was a resident Oxford Manor . Vera was a joy to be around , a very pleasant lady & she will be missed. I had the priveledge to have couple of visits with Vera her daughter Carol & Walter Mackin at Walmart . I will certainly miss those visits.

Lora Mcauley

May 4, 2021

I loved being with Vera such a positive person, loved dearly by her whole family and friends. Chris I know where you got your charm from. We had many nice talks at Chris when she visited loved her like a mom sorry for your loss and wish I could be there with you on Saturday I remember at Chris she loved her chips and dip
Sometimes that would be dinner stay strong