Farm Contractor is sad to announce the passing of Fred Teagle at the age of 80, following a battle with cancer. A proud Cornishman, Fred grew up immersed in agriculture, heavily involved in both the Threemilestone Young Farmers Club and the growing Teagle Machinery business.
He lived next to the factory with his wife Dinah and sons Roger and Colin while the business expanded. As a passionate and talented engineer, Fred managed the production department and ran the site at Tuckingmill for many years, focused on improving processes and adopting the latest technology. Latterly, he served as chairman of the company, having a role in all aspects of the company and overseeing the appointment of a management team to ensure the future of the business. Family members who remain as directors include his sons Roger and Colin, his brother John and nephew Tom.
During his ‘retirement’ Fred remained on-hand in the business and delighted in the opportunity to share his pride in the company when hosting open days or guiding factory tours. He had recently co-authored the Teagle 75th anniversary book, sales of which raised more than £12,000 towards the Cornwall Hospice Care, a cause for which Fred and Dinah were committed fundraisers.
Fred was proud of his Cornish roots and was always supportive of his family and friends. He was an accomplished small-bore rifle shot and was heavily involved in the City of Truro and Cornwall county rifle clubs for more than 50 years. He will be much missed by his sons Roger and Colin, his grandchildren Sam, Jenna, Alex, Amy and Adam; and his brothers David and John.
An online remembrance book can be found at Fred Teagle – Remembrance Book
Should you wish to donate to Fred’s chosen charity, Cornwall Hospice Care, you can do so here.