Sandra married Preston Manning in 1967. Following a year spent in the Los Angeles area, Preston being employed there by the AeroSpace industry, they decided to settle back in Edmonton. The next twenty-five years were spent raising a family of five children on an acreage north of the city. During those years, Sandra worked as the business manager of a competitive sport organization and in a real estate firm, and also sat on the national Board of Synchro Canada. Sandra and Preston now have an adult family, ages 41 to 30, in all walks of professional life around the world, and are the proud grandparents to ten grandchildren.
When leisure and pleasure is taken, Sandra always gravitates to the outdoor wonders of God’s Creation, whether to work or play. Preston and Sandra are the “hired hands” and “wranglers” at a ranch in Alberta’s Cypress Hills, co-owned with their son, love to play with grandchildren whether in Canada or Singapore, and take every opportunity to retreat to their cabin and kayak in the mountains west of Calgary.