Anne Watson Tainsh "Nan"

08-Mar-1920 - 01-Aug-2022

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In Loving Memory of Anne Watson Tainsh "Nan"

It is with profound sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved Aunt, Anne Watson Tainsh, better known to so many as Aunt Nan at Rouge Valley LTC.

Loving aunt to Joanne and Les; Derek (deceased) and Heidy; Mike, Janice (deceased) and Stephanie. Great aunt and great great aunt to Shanna, Andrew and Family; Grant, Anna and Family; Simone, Steve and Family; Laurian, Grant and Family and Katherine.

Aunt Nan was a very special person and one could only hope and aspire to emulate all the qualities and characteristics of Auntie. She was a long time member of Bendale Bible Chapel and held countless roles there. She also spent many years on the Board at Markhaven Nursing Home. An avid Blue Jays fan, you could always guarantee to have an in-depth discussion about her beloved Blue Jays.

All who met Aunt Nan loved her. We will miss you Auntie.

A viewing will be held at McDougall & Brown, Scarborough Chapel, 2900 Kingston Road on Thursday, August 4 from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 5 at Bendale Bible Chapel, 330 Bellamy Road North. For those who can't attend, the celebration of life will be streamed at the following link:

In lieu of flowers, a donation to your charity of choice would be appreciated.

Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    McDougall & Brown Funeral Home Scarborough Chapel

    Event Times:

    04-Aug-2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    04-Aug-2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service

    Bendale Bible Chapel

    Event Times:

    05-Aug-2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Laurie Cestnick | 04-Sep-2022

Nan was our grandma's best friend and a second grandma to all of us. She always payed very close attention to all of we grandchildren and was always there for us. She was always the adult in a room full of adults very interested in what we were doing and how we were. I was a small child when my grandpa was going through something fatal and he was listening to Romeo and Juliet music (how I remember this I do not know) was classical music and it was making my grandpa cry. I was watching him and must have had a tear in my eye or something was a busy room, no one noticed, well that is other than Nan of course. She rushed over to me took my hand walked me to grandpa's bedroom to talk to me. She knew I was sad that he was sad. She said "Laurie dear, your grandpa was just loving the music. He was crying because the music is so beautiful he loves it so much." I was so grateful she noticed me and took me aside to explain, although deep down I think I still wondered/thought/believed he was crying as his fate in life might not be good. Perhaps he also loved the music too, I am sure that contributed to it. Nan was always so attentive and thoughtful like that. I always couldn't wait to see her. I do not think she truly understood how much she meant to all of us, and certainly to me. I love her so much. THANK YOU NAN for being my/our other grandma. I love you and hope will see you when it is my turn. Love, Laurie xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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Posted by Alastair Tainsh | 30-Aug-2022

Nan was the oldest, longest lived and last survivor of the five grandchildren of my grandfather Ebenezer Tainsh. All five worked at some time (however briefly in their lives) in the shoe and leather business he founded in Glasgow in 1889. Ebenezer was a man of great faith and would have been pleased that Nan had inherited the same faith. Regrettably I only met Nan a few times, either when she visited Scotland or I, Canada. My condolences to her niece Joanne (my second cousin) and her many great nephews and great nieces and beyond.

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