Nancy Tainsh was born on November 22, 1919 to Smith and Emma Hill. She grew up with her two brothers, Vincent and Leslie, and her sister, Frances, north of Monitor. She attended Camrose Normal School to further her education to become a teacher.
She started her teaching career in a variety of different schools until she married Otto Seim in 1944.
Together they were blessed with five children; Connie, Larry, Corinne, Norma and Arnold while they farmed in the Antelope Park district.
In the fall of 1960, Nancy took a job offer in Altario, Ab. where all her children were able to finish their schooling. Otto passed away in 1963. After marrying Les Hawtin in 1970, Nancy took a teaching position in Consort. Sadly, Les passed away shortly after the move.
She continued her teaching career until she met her new love…Doug Tainsh.
Doug brought many years of love and joy to Nancy’s life. At the Tainsh farm with Jim, Donna, Nonavee, Palmer and Dawn, she became grandma to many more people.
She continued her life in Consort with Doug until he passed on. She later moved to Stettler where she resided until her passing on May 10, 2016.
It wasn’t because she was an artist, had a love for travel, a green thumb, or that she was selfless, kind and generous…it wasn’t even because she was patient, hospitable and mild mannered, or that she was morally strong and a firm believer in family ties…it’s not even the fact that she was non-judgmental, non-complaining and a keeper of secrets…it is because she was all of these and so much more that made her such a remarkable lady.
We were truly lucky to call her our mother.
Predeceased by her husband and father of her children, Otto Seim; husbands, Les Hawtin and Doug Tainsh; son, Larry Seim; grandson, Ryan Seim; step daughter-in-law, Donna Tainsh; and step son-in-law, John Cowan.
Nancy is survived by her children, Connie Barritt, Gayle Seim, Corinne (Elmer Beier), Norma Rehman (Dallas Chidley), Arnold (Heather) Seim; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; step children, Marlene Kunz, Jim Tainsh, and all the Tainsh families; numerous extended family members, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held at St. George’s Anglican Church on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Interment followed at Dorcas Cemetery near Compeer, Ab.
If desired donations be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.brennenfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Stettler. Box 193, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0. 403-742-3315.