Arthur John Mann was born April 9, 1932 in Wilkie, SK and and passed away on February 14, 2022.
It is with great sadness that the family announce Art’s death. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Patricia, children Sabrina (Jerry), Brittany and daughter Gabriella, Brandon (Keeley). Also his brothers Elroy (Mavis), Ken (Gayleen), Edward, and his sister Carol (Bob) and sister in law Susan, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Arthur was predeceased by his parents Karl and Emma, sister Lorraine (Fred), brother Raymond (Carole), brother Delmar, brother in law Sylvester and sister in law Monica.
Art was born at home on the family farm at Thackeray. He attended Thackeray School, he loved farming and began actively farming in 1953. His youth was spent working on the farm with very few conveniences and limited social activities, which was the way of life in the 1930-1940’s. As an adult he was a 4H leader in Thackeray Beef Club and was President of 4H district council. Throughout the later years he was Secretary for the Wheat Pool Committee and operated the snow plow for the area. He played broomball and was involved with Lutheran youth through the Walther League. He served as Councillor and later Reeve for the RM of Buffalo. Faith was very important to Art and he was very much part of the Lutheran Church in both Unity and Wilkie.
In the fall of 1972 he married Patricia Johnson an accountant from Saskatoon. The next year they moved out to the farm where they built a new home. Both Pat and Art had farm roots and continued to love their life there. In later years when their health began to fail they took up residence in Wilkie. Later moving into Bethany Enhanced Living, then long term care at Poplar Courts.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at both facilities and Dr. Kemp for the wonderful, kind and loving care. They would also like to thank Gerein Funeral Home and Pastor Grout. Memorial donations can be sent to Poplar Courts and Bethany Enhanced Living.
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