Vera was born to Tom & Ellen Martin of the Oberon district where she grew up and received her education. As one of a family of eleven children she learned the value of hard work, helping her mother and sisters with cooking, cleaning, sewing and gardening.
In 1935 she married Charlie Sage of the Hallboro district. Charlie, a widower with a small daughter, had been married to Vera's sister Bessie.
In 1937 Vera & Charlie's son Edward was born. Ed & Charlie farmed together until Vera & Charlie retired to Neepawa.
In retirement, Vera was active in bowling, playing bingo and she loved to play cards. She was an active member of the Rebeka Lodge. She took up liquid embroidery, making many quilt tops of different designs. She was most proud of receiving her Nurses aid certificate and of her many years working at East View Lodge and the Neepawa Hospital.
After Charlie's passing in 1978, Vera sent several years alone until she met Ray Hueston, a widower. They were married April 3, 1985. Ray and Vera enjoyed travelling in their van: short journeys around the country and several winters in Arizona. Tuesday and Saturday night Bingos were seldom missed and they were always ready for a card game. Vera continued to play cards until failing eyesight forced her to stop. Ray and Vera lived in their apartment until Vera's health made it necessary to move to Country Meadows.
Vera was predeceased by her first husband, her parents, seven brothers and three sisters, six sisters in-law and one brother in-law.
She will be sadly missed by her husband of 27 years Ray Hueston; her son Ed Sage, his wife Doreen and their daughter Catherine; step-daughter Joan McGillivray, her husband Roy and their daughter Laurie; son Roger, his wife Stacy and their family Nathan (Jill) and Stephen; step son Laurence Hueston and his family; sister-in-law Edith Martin; many nephews and nieces.