Anne Marie Mann
Our mother, Anne Marie (Denning) was born to Marguerite
(Griffin) and Arthur Denning on December 22nd,
1932 in Kirkland NB. She passed away on December 30, 2016 at The
Anne graduated from Mount Carmel Academy in Saint John at 15
years of age. She returned to Mount Carmel and completed the
Secretarial Program. She became a top notch secretary and met our
father, Harold Joseph Mann. They married on May 20, 1953 in Woodstock
NB and were married for 58 years. Together they raised six children
Joseph, Karen, Robert, Anne Marie, Michael and Paul.
Anne and Harold were always together (except when Anne went
out to play bridge). They brought up their children, ran a business
and travelled extensively (to places that Anne thought a girl from
Debec NB would never get to see). Anne loved to dance, garden, curl
and play bridge. She loved her family and her dogs.
Anne was fiercely loyal, committed, a hard worker, a great
friend, and a fabulously unique person who was strong and independent.
Her belief in all of us was as unwavering as her belief in God.
Anne’s values were hard wired and she instilled these values
in her children. The bar was high and her help and guidance were
always there. Her favorite motivational word started with an
« a » and ended with an « e » and it
was not her name. Success was always tempered by a healthy dose of
humility. Family vacations were always memorable adventures. Family
events were shared with many, especially the Mann Open held every
August at the « Summer Place » in French River PEI.
Those who participated in family festivities were always welcomed by
about 20 loaves of Nannie Annie’s home-made bread. Family
gatherings were raucous affairs full of love, stories, fun, food,
music and of course dancing. When asked recently how she managed to
stay above the fray she answered, « have 6 children ».
Anne was sharp, witty, thoughtful, kind and generous. Her
insights were often shared as one liners, she knew how to make her
point without offence and you always knew where she stood. Mom had
wonderful neighbours and friends in the Poirier Drive area of Moncton,
where she lived for 52 years. After Harold passed away in 2011 they
made sure that our mother was included in the activities of the
neighborhood. Their thoughtfulness is much appreciated.
Anne moved to People’s Park Tower in June of this
year. She played bridge 5 days a week, enjoyed watching her sports and
the company of family and friends. Our mother, Anne was cherished by
all who knew her and we ask that you raise a glass and say a prayer
Our mother was predeceased by her parents, her sister Mary
Murphy, her husband Harold and her son in law John Chenier. She is
survived by her sister Madeline Brownson, her brother James Denning,
her sister Carmel Kilner, her sister in law Rita Bohan, and many
nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her family, Joseph (Linda) their
children Sean, Ryan, Robin. Karen (John) John’s daughters
Lesley (Rod) and Christine (Kelly). Robert (Terri) his sons Alexander
(Chelsea), Christopher (Emily) and Nicholas and their mother Joan. Her
daughter Anne Marie (Ralph) their children Patrick (Shiho), Michael
(Brianna), Bridget (Alex), Danny, and her great grandson Tate. Her son
Michael (Ronda) and their children Emily (Norm), Marissa, Thomas and
Patrick. Her son Paul (Nicole) and their children Liam, Reese and
Visitation at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road,
Moncton (858-1995) on Tuesday from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. A mass of
Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard’s Roman
Catholic Church (corner of Botsford and Queen St.) on Wednesday,
January 4, 2017 at 11:00 am, with Rev. Allison Carroll officiating.
Reception in the Church Hall following the Mass.
In remembrance, a donation to Friends of The Moncton Hospital
would be appreciated. Online condolences at
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Anne Marie Mann – 2016.source
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