Vera Janet Simpson (Ansell) passed away just shy of her 89th birthday. Vera was predeceased by her husband Charles Owen and her sister Audrey. She will be missed by her children: Bruce (Marilyn), Sandra, David, Heather (Lawrence) and Wendy (Warren); her grandchildren: Scott & Jody, Janine & Mandy, Rory & Dallas and Brooke & Tessa; 12 great grandchildren, brother Ron, sister Maureen and numerous nieces and nephews. Born in North Regina in 1929 and other than a short time in Yorkton Mom was proud to be a North Regina girl. Mom and Dad married in 1952, she happily became a housewife and loving mother to five. Raising five children she became an enthusiastic sports mom, her love of sports continuing throughout her life. She also loved to read, play cards, her church, bananas and jelly beans - her candy dish was never empty. She was an animal lover, avid gardener and grandchild spoiler. She loved to bake and was amazing at it - sharing with many. We will always remember her raisin biscuits, apple crisp, gumdrop loaf, fresh baked bread, oatmeal date cookies, lemon meringue and Saskatoon berry pies! Strong in her faith, Vera was a longstanding member of St. James United Church, was a board member and volunteered for various committees. From Coldwell Road to Kleisinger Court, Vera most recently resided at The Bentley where she made many friends. Vera was a breast cancer survivor and volunteered for the Canadian Cancer society for years. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2:00pm at St. James United Church, 4506 Sherwood Dr., Regina, SK. A private family interment will be held.