Nancy Anne Vogan
Nancy Vogan (nee Maidens) passed away at her home in Calgary after a brief illness on Saturday, April 16, 2022. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 plus years, Ross, her sons, Mark, Andrew (Sandra), her grandchildren, Luke and Kate, her sisters, Dorothy and Mary, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her daughter, Tracey, her father, John Earl, mother, Mary Alena, her sisters Helen, Phyllis, and her brother, Jack.
Nancy was born and raised in Trenton, Ontario, where she attended College Street Public and Trenton High School. She was very active in student affairs, serving as Head Cheer Leader and President of the Student Council. She attended Peterborough Teacher’s College, and upon graduation taught Grade 1 for 2 years at College Street Public School. She married her high school boyfriend, Ross, and on Ross’s graduation in geology from Queen’s University, they travelled out to Calgary in 1962, with one son, Mark, born in Kingston, Ontario.
Nancy did some supply teaching in Calgary, while continuing to raise their family. Their daughter, Tracey, was born in 1964, and their son, Andrew in 1967. When all their children were in school, Nancy attended the University of Calgary, graduating with a BSc. in Education in 1976. After graduation she accepted a fulltime teaching position at Bellvedere Parkway Public School in Bowness, where she taught Grade 2 for 17 years. As a gifted teacher, she excelled in the teaching of reading, and she published a manual to enhance the reading programs in the Calgary Public Schools. She was invited to present her reading system at the Calgary Teacher’s Convention in 1991. Nancy continued teaching until 1995, when she was forced to retire because of her MS.
Nancy was a member of St. Matthew’s United Church, where she served as the Sunday School Superintendent and teacher for a number of years. She enjoyed many summers at their cottage in Prince Edward County, Ontario, where they hosted annual reunions with their nearby family for many years. She was very creative and loved music. She sang in choirs and musical groups in her younger years, and wrote and produced musical plays for her class.
Nancy was a wonderful, kind, caring and loving person, who will be sorely missed by everyone who had the fortune to know her.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later time. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers they may donate to a charity of choice.