Anne Manko

January 20, 2016 7 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with much sadness we announce the passing of our loving Mom and Baba, Anne Manko on January 14, 2016 at the age of 80.

Anne is survived by her son Dale (Susan Morgan), grandchildren James (Desiree) Devine and Autumn (Michael Oehm), great-grandchildren Landin and Lilly Devine; daughter Valerie (Patrick Harrison), grandchildren Tyler Manko Pino and Taylor Harrison, brother Peter (Olga) Nasewich, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Stan and Helen Nasewich, husband Peter, daughter Linda Elder, siblings Mike (Ida) Nasewich, Sophie Hunchak, and Ed Nasewich.

Anne was born on August 11, 1935 in Mayfair, Saskatchewan.  She grew up on the Fred Nasewich Homestead in the Krydor – Blaine Lake area.

While working as a switchboard operator she was set up on a blind date with a young man named Peter Manko.  On October 29, 1955 they were married and resided in Saskatoon for the next 2 years.  They moved to Edmonton in 1958 where they were blessed with three children, Dale (1960), Linda (1964) and Valerie (1967).

Anne was an employee with a number of food service businesses and later she and Peter were self-employed in the Bingo industry.  She volunteered with many groups and was well known for the food she made for the banquets for the Chargers Football Club.  After Peter was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease she was an active volunteer in the Edmonton chapter.

Anne worked hard at everything she did.  She was a perfectionist in anything she made with her hands.  She loved to cook, sew quilts, crochet, knit, draw, paint, and made beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs in many sizes.  She enjoyed entertaining, especially her family.  It was important that there was always enough food for all who dropped in.  She was active until the very end, living alone and cooking her own meals.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity Funeral Home, 10530-116 Street on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2 p.m.   As per her wishes, cremation has taken place.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Edmonton Food Bank.

  1. Memories of your mother, the best Ukrainian food ever!
    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless. Xoxo

  2. Deepest sympathy to all the loved ones of Anne. I remember Anne as an energetic person involved in many activities. She was definitely one of a kind! Be assured of my prayers for you as you mourn her passing and for the repose of her soul. Vichnaya pamyat (May her memory be eternal.)

  3. I recall Anne in her teenage years as being full of fun and energy. She was definitely one of a kind!

    Be assured of my prayers to all her loving family as you mourn her passing and of my prayer for her blessed repose. Vichnaya Pamyat (May her memory be eternal!)

  4. Deepest sympathy to my cousins Dale, Valerie and their families. Our families are getting smaller but the memories of our loved ones continue through us. May you find comfort through time and memories of your mom.

  5. Valerie and family. I am so sorry to see mom has passed. You may remember that I was a very close friend of Anne and Peter. I did have a very good visit with her upon my return from China.Unfortunately I lost touch when I had health issues and then with the death of my daughter in law I came to Calgary to help Richard. I had tried to contact her on various occassions without success. I will always remember your parents with warmth in my heart and a smile on my face. I know with your closeness to them you will do the same.

  6. Dale, I hope you get this. I’m so sorry I had no idea Auntie Anne passed on. Please accept my late and heart ❤️ felt condolences.
    Please call or contact me.
    Sharon Sapieha-Latimer

  7. Hi there, I am Darcy Manko.. And Linda was one of my best friends growing up. We all used to get together, are families and it was a eat and drink fest like no other, I am so sorry that after Linda died, I could not just even feel the pain and sorrow it caused (SHE WAS ONE OF A KIND) I still hope the rest of my family can please understand that it was so hard on me that I could not go to a funeral till this day. I am sorry, But after everyone passing on Both of sides of the family, I just kinda lost the feeling to keep in touch and have the fun loving family we always were and should be…. I Love You All…. darcy

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