“Happy trails – til we meet again, sweet lady.” Nancy Lee Tegart passed away peacefully at Columbia House long term care facility in Invermere, B.C. Born in Cirencester, England, and raised in Crediton, England, Nancy moved with her mother and sisters to the Columbia Valley in 1927 where the Lee family stayed until 1936. In the spring of 1942, Nancy signed up with the RCAFWD. She served overseas until discharged in August, 1946.
After demobilization, Nancy worked at a variety of jobs, but found time to get her pilots licence. She married Lloyd Tegart on May 5, 1958 and they settled at Hidden Valley Ranch in 1961. After Lloyd’s passing in May, 1967, Nancy stayed at the Hidden Valley for four more years before selling and making the Olde Corby Place Ranch in Windermere her home base.
Nancy led an active life, always willing to try something new. Animals played a vital role in her happiness and she found a way to surround herself with as many four legged friends as she could. She was an active volunteer in a number of local organizations including, the Saddle Club and the East Kootenay Environmental Society (now Wildsight). Nancy had a strong faith in God and shared generously with many charities.
Nancy is pre-deceased by her brother, Kenneth; her parents, Dorothy and Arnold Lee; and her sister Mary. She is survived by her sister Joan Jones, niece Susan (Brian) Henley and great-nephew Thomas Henley. She is also survived by her first cousin, Dorothy Brown, and family.
Nancy will be remembered by many friends, particularly Lloyd’s nephew, Peter Tegart, who became her partner in the Olde Corby Place Ranch; her birthday buddy/niece, Sharon Tegart; and her loving caregiver, Sharon Wass. Nancy will be interred at the Invermere Cemetery on February 16 at 11:00 a.m. A celebration of life is planned for later in the spring.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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