MANG: Anne (nee Hutchinson) With great sadness, the family of Anne Mang announces her peaceful passing at Cypress House in Swift Current, on Saturday, August 7th, 2021. Anne was born April 14, 1929, the youngest child of Fred and Elizabeth (Ramsdale) Hutchinson and raised on their mixed farming operation near Rocanville, SK. It was on this farm that Anne grew to love the outdoors and the quiet solitude of the countryside. As a youngster she rode her horse Teddy the few miles to their one-room schoolhouse in the Cambridge District and fondly remembered widely roaming with Teddy for full days when not in school. At 18, Anne attended Normal School in Moose Jaw and later, the University of Saskatchewan where she completed her Standard A teaching certification. Securing her first position, a grade one classroom in the village of Edenwold in 1948, she later took assignment to a much larger school in Fort Qu'Appelle for the next couple of years. It was while teaching in Edenwold that Anne met her future husband Bernie Mang and the young couple was married in August of 1952 in Regina. A move was made to Melville, where Bernie was a locomotive engineer with the CN and the family grew to fill their tiny basement suite as Ron was born in '53 and Cyndi in '54. In the fall of '56, Anne secured a position at the new high school teaching Home Economics and as maternity leave didn't exist for women at that time, delivered Sheldon on the final day of school of '57! The family was complete when Tracey arrived in '59, with Anne being allowed only a weekend off between delivery and back to classes! Somewhat an anomaly, a woman ahead of her time, in managing a full-time professional career and young family, she continued in her Home Economics position until her retirement from teaching in 1987. Always highly energetic with a love for movement and running, perhaps from her days of track and field (she held the honor of Provincial Junior Champion in 1948 at the province's first post war meet at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon, scoring podium positions in the sprints, long jump, javelin and ball throw), Anne spent evenings involved with Adult Education at the Community College, teaching adult fitness and aerobics as well as sewing. Retiring in Melville, Anne enjoyed involvement with the "55+" track and field team and other community groups and their projects, as well as gardening, bowling, curling, golfing, jogging, skiing and camping and was fortunate to have experienced some "world" travel before Bernie's devastating stroke in 1994 and passing in 1999. A brain tumor dealt an unkind blow in 2001 and it became necessary for Anne to move to Swift Current, closer to family, residing first at the Bentley, on a "part-time" basis initially and full time after 2010, when her house in Melville was sold. In 2014, a move was made to the Cypress House, her home at the time of her passing. Anne is predeceased by her parents Fred and Elizabeth Hutchinson, her husband Bernhardt Mang and brother Gerald Hutchinson. Left to mourn her passing, her four children and their families - Ronald (Heather) Mang, grandsons Rob and Ryan (Jessica) Mang, their children Ella and Millie all of Saskatoon; Cyndi (Stew) Tasche, granddaughters Amanda (Emery) Tuplin, their children Carter, Jackson and Macey, all of Swift Current; Lindsay (Sasho) MacKenzie, their children Pierce, Sienna and Marco, all of Antigonish, NS and Hillarie Tasche of Winnipeg; Sheldon Mang of Edmonton and Luke Tracey (Jade O'Riley) Newmann of Calgary; as well as sister Helen (Ray) Gordon of Fort St. John, BC; sisters-in-law Anne Hutchinson of Moosomin and Geri Mang of Fort Qu'Appelle; and many, many nieces and nephews. A heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Cypress House for their daily care and kindness and for the compassion extended at the time of passing and to Warren's funeral home for their valued assistance. The Celebration of Life will be at Melville's First United Church, Saturday, August 28th at 2:00 pm with the Reverend Brian Mee presiding and a reception to follow. Interment at the Melville Cemetery. Flowers are very gratefully declined; if you wish, please make donation to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.
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