Vera Mae Bay
April 3, 1919 - May 31, 2019
Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739
A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Hale, MI with coffee and dessert to follow the service at Hale Creek Manor.
Vera Mae Bay, age 100, of Hale, Michigan went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Hale Creek Manor in Hale, MI. She was born on April 3, 1919 in Vanguard, Saskatchewan, Canada to the late Robert Johnson and Ella Mae (Purdy) Walsh. Vera graduated from Kelstern High School on August 1, 1937 in Kelstern, SK. She married the love of her life, Roy Robert Bay on October 16, 1943 in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada. In the late 1940’s, Roy began working in the United States and on June 9, 1950, Vera traveled from
Moose Jaw, SK, Canada to the United States through the portal in North Dakota. She made the trip alone with their 2 sons to be reunited with Roy in the United States. Vera was honored in becoming a naturalized citizen on April 16, 1973. She was a caretaker and homemaker by nature and enjoyed raising her family over the years. Vera also enjoyed gardening, spending time with her horses and was a self-published writer of several books and poems. She was very proud of her family’s heritage and was a descendant of James Morrow Walsh who created the North-West Mounted Police. Of all of Vera’s accolades, she will be remembered most for her relationship with the Lord. Vera was a prayer warrior through and through and spent hours upon hours lifting people up in prayer. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Hampel; daughter-in-law, Barbara Bay; grandchildren, Nicole Charron and Craig Bay as well as 6 other grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; along with nephew, Craig Armstrong and several other nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Robert Bay and sons, Bradley and Grant. A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Hale, MI with coffee and dessert to follow the service at Hale Creek Manor. Vera will be laid to rest with her late husband in Batchelor Christ Cemetery in Custer, MI. You may offer your condolences online at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Batchelor Christ Cemetery ~ Custer, Michigan