May 22, 2012

Originally published at on 19/05/2012

MCMANUS, SISTER ANN RSCJ - Born in Memramcook, New Brunswick, on July 26, 1918, Sister Ann McManus died at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home in Halifax on May 15, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Edward McManus and Faustina (Sullivan) McManus. Besides her parents she was predeceased by brothers Reid, Edward and William. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Sister McManus entered the Society of the Sacred Heart at Kenwood, Albany, New York in 1937, making her first vows in March, 1940 and her final profession in 1945. Her early education took place in Memramcook and at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Halifax. She began her post secondary education at Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, New York, where she received her B.A. in 1944. She later earned an M.A. at the University of Ottawa in 1966. Sister’s teaching career spanned a period of more than 43 years. She worked in Sacred Heart Schools in Montreal, Halifax and Winnipeg where she was Director of Studies for many years. She also taught at St Paul’s High School in Winnipeg and at the International Centre in Winnipeg where she taught English as a Second Language. In Montreal and Whitehorse she was involved in Adult Education, and in Seoul, Korea from 1986-1988 she taught English to the young Religious of the Sacred Heart. From there, she served as Director of the Archives for the Society of the Sacred Heart in Rome, and subsequently as Archivist of the Canadian Province of the Society in Montreal. During her long religious life as an educator Sister McManus was deeply loved and respected by the many students whose lives she touched. She will be greatly missed by the Sisters in her religious community and by her family and many friends in Canada and abroad.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sacred Heart School of Halifax or to a charity of choice. A Vigil Service will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21st at Barat Residence, 1455 Summer Street, Halifax. The Liturgy of the Resurrection will be held at Barat Residence on Tuesday, May 22nd, at 2:00 p.m., Father J.J. Macdonald presiding. Reception will follow. Burial will take place at a later date.

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