Canada loses popular driving coach

Ann Moody
Ann Moody

Canadian driving stalwart Ann Moody died last Monday at the age of 71 after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis. 

Moody was very active in the driving community. After retirement from teaching in 1997 she was able to pursue her passion of horse driving full time and was an active member of the High Country Carriage Driving Club (and had been since its inception).

Ann Moody
Ann Moody

She was a competitor, event organizer, hardworking volunteer and an Equine Canada Certified Driving Coach.  Her love of teaching carried on in her retirement through her coaching activities.

“I had the pleasure of working with Ann in delivering several clinics including week long youth clinics and Introduction to Driving Clinics.  Ann was a skilled instructor and achieved results with her students,” said Kathleen Winfield, friend and fellow coach.

Moody was the youngest of five children, and was born in Saskatoon. She was brought up in Perdue, Saskatchewan. She is survived by her sister Mary Frances Schmidt, and brothers T. Burke, Pat, and Darrel, and twelve nieces and nephews.

As per Anne’s request there will be no service; a private internment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 47 Squire Bakers Lane Markham, ON L3P 3G8, or online at

In living memory of Ann Moody, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek Chapel, Calgary, Alberta.

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