Nancye Goodall

Nancye was born on November 19th 1921. She was a Brownie and a Guide, in the 5th Southall Guide Company. When she was 17 years old she joined the Scout Movement as an Assistant Cub Master, with the Lady Jersey Scout Group. Around the time of the Second World War, Nancye met Fred, who was the Cub Master in a Wolf Cub Pack in a neighbouring Scout Group in Southall. After the war Nancye joined Fred at the 5th Southall, King’s Hall Scout Group, as an Assistant Cub Master and in 1947 they married. During the summer of 1951, the family moved to Unwin Avenue in Bedfont. It was here that Nancye started the Wolf Cub Pack in the family’s front room, and Fred became the Group Scout Master. Nancye remained in this role as Cub Master (later to be known as Cub Scout Leader) until 1973.

Nancye was a faithful member of the congregation at St. Mary the Virgin, Bedfont, where she played a very active role in Church life. Whenever there was a Church or Scout Fete, or Church Social, Nancye could be found organising a raffle and/or tombola. Nancye was the focal person for fund raising within 2nd Bedfont (St. Mary’s Own) Scout Group. She organised many Scout Fetes and Jumble Sales. She was very well known throughout the Parish for selling Webb Ivory Christmas & Birthday Cards. Woe betides the person who did not buy their cards from her!

In 1967 Nancye became Assistant District Commissioner for Cub Scouts for Feltham District. A position she held until she retired as a Leader in 1987. Nancye has worked hard within Scouting; she has given youngsters interesting and exciting programmes to undertake. She has supported both the Scout Group and the Scout District of Feltham. She instigated Training Weekends at Sunbury Court for Sixers and Seconds. She has touched the lives of many hundreds of young men and boys encouraging them to live their lives to the full.

For her services to Scouting the Scout Association awarded her the Silver Wolf, as well as the Chief Scout’s 40 years Service Award. Over the last 4 years Nancye has suffered with ill health. During this time she lived at Derwent Lodge Care Centre in Feltham, where she was cared for until Monday 3rd November 2008, when she departed this life. Over the last 60 years she was fully and ably supported at all times by her husband Fred until his death in 2003.

In summary, Nancye was a loving Mother and Grandmother with great organising abilities. She undertook a great deal for her Church and Scout Group, an excellent example of an ideal Scout and Churchgoer. True to the Law and her Promise, in the Service of our Lord.
Tony Groves

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