Leonard Russell Nash
Leonard Russell Nash, born August 12, 1932 in New Westminster, BC, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2002, in Kamloops, BC, after a brief illness, having been diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Beloved husband of Sue, he is also survived by his loving children, Monica (Tony) Baker of Duncan, BC, Bev St. Amour/Gary Clarke, Cheryl Hoffman, Treena Hoffman, Keith (Lonna) Nash, and Shane Hoffman, all of Kamloops, John and Gary Danvers of Victoria, BC, Allan (Carol) Danvers of Westbank, BC and Ron (Marilyn) Danvers of Lake Cowichan, BC. Others left with special memories of Len are his 16 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; uncles Albert (Nancy) Tindall and Shorty Lemieux, all of Surrey, BC, Bob Tindall of Langley, BC, and Bill Nash of England; cousins Lillian (Bill) Williams of Garden Bay, BC, Earl (Gaye) Culpepper of Nanaimo, BC, Bob (Bonnie) Tindall of Kamloops, and Lois (Bob) Buck of Australia; brothers and sisters-in-law John (Bev) Clark and Jim (Chris) Jameson, all of Kamloops; and numerous other relatives in Australia, and many, many friends that he has met through the years.
He was predeceased by his father William Oliver Nash in 1970, his mother Lily May Hodges in 2001, his step-father Harry Hodges also in 2001, and his brother Dennis Nash in 1997.
Len and his family moved to Campbell River in 1943, where he got his start in meat cutting at a very early age. In 1957 he went to Vancouver and started work at Shaughnessy Hospital as an orderly for the D.V.A. until 1963. He then moved to Kamloops where he was hired on at Swift Canadian, when it was located by Riverside Park. Swift’s was purchased by Gainers around 1972 and Len worked with them until they closed in 1988. In 1989 He started at Kam Lake View Meats, working every fall until his illness in November of 2001.
Len loved his garden, trying to get it better every year. He was always exchanging tips with the neighbours on how to get those strawberries as big as his. He got the itch for traveling a few years ago and went to Hawaii several times, as well as Reno, which, of course, he loved, and took a trip on the Royal Hudson, which he enjoyed. A trip was planned to Australia in June of this year to visit with relatives who just found him 10 years ago, and have now lost him so quickly.
Len was a great husband,
father, pappa, brother-in-law and a friend to all
who knew him
We will miss him so much
The family extends heartfelt thanks Dr. Fike, Dr. Hollman, Dr. Faridi, Dr. Donaldson, 7 South, the girls andguys from Food Service, for all the extras, and the support staff who were involved in Len’s care; to the Palliative Care team, Sandy and the rest of the nurses; Hospice and volunteer Nels Chase, The Home Care Group, Wendy, Darlene, Argentina and Sharon, Murray Pratt for his special help, and to the staff at Shoppers Drug Mart for their kindness. Also to all of our family and friends, I could not have done this without all of your help.
The Service of Remembrance will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2002 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive.
As an expression of sympathy please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 1044, Kamloops, BC., V2C 6H2.
Kamloops Funeral Home