Welcome to the memorial page for

Nancy Irene Tainsh

November 22, 1919 ~ May 10, 2016 (age 96)

Nancy Tainsh was born on November 22, 1919 to Smith and Emma Hill.  She grew up with her 2 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 5 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 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. 

Welcoming Nancy into Heaven is 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 daughter and step son-in-law, Nora May and John Cowan.

Nancy is survived by her children:

Connie Barritt, granddaughter, Ramona (Dan Gartner), great grandchildren, Talayna &Tyler; grandson, Vance (Brenda) and great grandson, Max;

Gayle Seim, granddaughter Lana;

Corinne (Elmer Beier), granddaughter, Sherri, great grandchildren, Brayden, Cassie and Kierra; grandson, Calvin (Charmaine), great grandchildren, Trysten and Lexie; granddaughter, Jenise (Trevor Tipler), great grandchildren, Grady, Kale and Jaxon; granddaughter, Melinda (Gord Kerik), great grandchildren, Chloe and Avery;

Norma Rehman (Dallas Chidley), grandson, Darcy (Candice); granddaughter, Tracy (Greg Shaw), great grandchildren, Brandon and Dylan; Dallas’ children, Wayne and Barb.

Arnold (Heather) Seim, grandsons, Jordan, Vincent & Jarrett.

Numerous extended family members; cousins; nieces; nephews; and friends.

With the marriage of Doug Tainsh in 1978 she was blessed with step children, and survived is by Marlene Kunz, Jim Tainsh, and all the Tainsh families.


Thank You.

Nancy's Family would like to thank anyone who through kind word or deed, showed us how much Nancy meant to you.  We so appreciated all the flowers, hugs, cards, food and words of condolences.  Loving thanks to the caring staff at Paragon Place, Points West and Stettler Hospital for their ever gentle care.  Mom loved all of you and you made a huge difference in her life.





 Service Information

Celebration of Life
May 14, 2016

11:00 AM
St. George's Anglican Church
4817 - 51 Street
Stettler, Alberta, CAN T0C 2L0

May 14, 2016

4:30 PM
Dorcas Cemetery
Highway 12, east of Compeer, AB
near Compeer, AB T0C 1A0

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