1936 - 2019
Nancy Eleanor Ginther, beloved wife of Len Ginther, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the age of 82 years.
The Funeral Service was held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. Burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Nancy is survived by her husband Len; children Jody (Mary) Ginther of Taber and their children Shane (Chloe) and Brendan (Kaylin); Leni (Reed) Meachin of Coaldale and their children Caitlin (Brock) and Tamara (Joel); Todd (Rose) Ginther of Taber and their children Emily and Allyson. She is also survived by her siblings Ted (Dolly) Stokes, Eunice Seidler, Butch (Linda) Stokes, Laurie Anne (Doug) Miller; in-laws Joyce (Peter) Simard and Donna Ginther as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her infant son Terry Ginther; parents Fred and Myrtle Stokes; sister and brother-in-law Ethel (Clinton) Knight; brother-in-law Eldon Seidler; in-laws Jacob and Helen Ginther, Elmer (Marlene) Ginther, Ernie Ginther, Frank Ginther and Joyce Dittberner.
As a daughter of a school teacher, Nancy grew up during the depression in several communities in Saskatchewan and married Len Ginther in Swift Current, Saskatchewan in 1958. From there, Mom and Dad moved several more times across the three prairie provinces, settling in Taber in 1975. Throughout the next fifteen years, Len and Nancy operated L&N Automotive and she was active in the community working with the Taber Golden Suns, Taber Prairie Bowling League and in many activities and sports alongside their children. She was a bookkeeper until she retired at age sixty five, at which time she began working at her hobbies such as reading, doing crossword puzzles, knitting and most recently, painting. Nana's family was the most important part of her life and her most enjoyable hobby was spending time with them and sharing laughs over meals with her children and grandchildren. Her door was always open to the numerous friends she made along the way. Over the past number of years, Mom struggled with her health, battling cancer, suffering a stroke and then kidney disease. She was truly a warrior and a fighter.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Nancy’s name may be made directly to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation (Hemodialysis Unit), 960 - 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.