Mabel “Anne” Mooney
December 20, 1942 – July 30, 2022
Anne passed away peacefully at St. Ann’s Care Home in Saskatoon. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Barry Mooney; her parents, Cliff and Sybil Christensen; her sister, Marion Martin, and brother-in-law, Les Martin. She is survived by her daughter, Margot (Jon) Fonos; son, Patrick (Shelly) Mooney; son Scott Mooney; grandchildren, Jordan (Samanta Liulaityte) Sauer, Brendan (Karleen) Sauer, Alyssa (Adam) Solie, Emily Mooney; great-grandchildren Carter and Mya Sauer; sister Nora (David) Bowler; sister-in-law Shirley (Bent) Aabjerg, brother-in-law John (Barb) Mooney; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Anne was born in Eston, Saskatchewan, and spent her earliest years in various towns in the province. She attended high school at Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw. Upon graduation, she completed her teaching certificate at the University of Saskatchewan, then taught Kindergarten and Grade 1 in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon.
Anne met her future husband, Barry, while attending the U of S. They married in 1965 and settled in Saskatoon. Anne enjoyed her role as a wife, mother, grandmother, and “GG” first and foremost. She was generous, loving, and kind. Anne’s favourite pastimes included reading voraciously, engaging in conversations, tending to her flower gardens, and listening to music. Her family will always treasure the many gifts of the heart that Anne showered on them, such as hand-crafted quilts and afghans, crab-apple jelly, and many delicious home-cooked meals. Anne had a keen wit and loved to laugh with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Becoming “GG” upon the birth of her great grandchildren brought her much joy in recent years.
Anne’s family would like to thank the staff of the Convalescent Unit at City Hospital and St. Ann’s Care Home for their excellent care. A private service of remembrance was held at Hillcrest Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anne’s memory to the Saskatoon Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or the SPCA. Online condolence messages or memories may be sent to the family by visiting hillcrestmemorial.ca.
“When you speak of her, speak not with tears, for the thoughts of her should not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for her life was rich because of you.” -Author Unknown