It is with sad hearts and much love that we announce the passing
of Zang Mah on September 22, 2020 at the age of 71.
Zang was born in Tin Tew Lee, China. At the age of three, he and his mother immigrated to Canada to be reunited with his father and brother Chuck. They settled in Tisdale, SK where he went to school. He excelled in sports and much of his time was spent playing football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, and track and field. He was named the outstanding graduating athlete among numerous other awards. In later years when his children visited his hometown they couldn’t walk to the post office without hearing about his five touchdown games or the tall tale of his long jump. Zang completed his Bachelor of Education at the University of Saskatchewan and started his teaching career in his hometown of Tisdale. He married his high school sweetheart, Bernadette, in 1972, and eventually moved to Swift Current where he taught junior high and elementary school at James O. Begg, Ashley Park, Dickson, and Central Schools. They were blessed with three children that kept their lives very busy. Zang could often be seen in the stands of a rink, in a gymnasium, or on a field supporting his children in all that they did.
Zang was very community minded and donated countless hours to the community delivering meals on wheels and canvassed for countless charities. Following his retirement, he joined Kiwanis where he volunteered at events such as the apple drive, selling Christmas trees, supervising at Spookerama, and working at other charity events. He loved to socialize and especially enjoyed going to concerts, doing the fowl supper circuit, traveling, and visiting with friends. He is often referred to as one of Swift Current’s most dedicated fans, especially attending high school volleyball, basketball, and Ardens soccer games. One of his proudest moments was being selected to be a torch bearer for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. He lovingly cared for his wife throughout her seven-year battle with brain cancer and was the ultimate caregiver for her. Zang will be remembered for his generous and giving heart, devotion to his family, and the time he spent with his grandchildren.
Zang is survived by three children: Melissa (Jamie), Steven, Cheri-Lynne (Kyle); grandchildren Reid and Keira; brother Chuck (Hazel), nephews Clarence and Glenn and niece Allison. Zang was predeceased by his parents Tony and Fay and loving wife Bernadette.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ibrahim, Dr. Boyle, Dr. Ellwood,
the Renal Dialysis Unit, Cypress Regional Hospital, and the Meadows for their outstanding care over the past few years.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Warren’s Funeral Home, Swift
Current, SK. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Renal Dialysis Unit c/o Dr. Noble Irwin Healthcare Foundation Inc., 2051 Saskatchewan Drive, Swift Current, SK S9H 0X6.
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