DELAINEY, Vera Levina (neé Schmaus) Vera passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the age of 90 at the Royal University Hospital on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Vera is survived by her daughter Janice and her son Dale (John). She will be missed by her sister Margaret and her brother Gordon and many relatives and friends. Vera was predeceased by her husband Bill, her son Murray, her father and mother, Joseph and Mildred, her brothers Bill and Victor and her sister Jean. Mom was born and raised on a farm near Kindersley, Saskatchewan. She often entertained us with stories about her life on the farm. We loved to hear about Tommy, the horse that took her and her siblings to school every day. After completing Normal School mom was only 18 years old when she took up her first teaching post in a one-room school in Netherhill, Saskatchewan where some of her students were older than she was. Mom later moved to Saskatoon where she met and married her husband of 52 years, Bill, and raised their three children. She worked for over 25 years at Eaton's, retiring at 65. Mom attended and volunteered in her church. She was quite politically engaged and not shy to express her opinions. Mom enjoyed keeping in touch with her extended family and she looked forward to yearly family reunions. Mom loved travelling to destinations including New York, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Mexico, Scandinavia, Panama, Alaska, the Baltics and the Mediterranean. After her husband Bill died, his dog Kaya became her constant companion. Mom worked hard her whole life to maintain her independence and took care of her day-to-day needs. She enjoyed Wednesday outings with her coffee group. Mom kept her mind sharp and enjoyed Sudoku and Word Search games. At 88 she got herself an iPad and used it to communicate and to look up information on the many subjects that interested her. Mom enjoyed attending concerts, the Exhibition, Folkfest, and other community and sports events. Mom was respected and liked by everyone who met her and she will be truly missed. A Celebration of Vera's Life will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th St, first right past Briargate Rd). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Saskatoon SPCA.