Aug 25, 1939 - Jul 23, 2021
There will be no formal service but small celebrations of his life will be announced later.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the caring Red Deer Hospital (Palliative Care) would be appreciated.
Larry Lyle Nash
August 25, 1939 - July 23, 2021
Larry passed away peacefully at Red Deer Regional Hospitals Palliative Care Unit after a long and brave battle with COPD.
Larry was not only a great man, but an incredible father, grandfather, uncle, brother, cousin and friend. He had a dry sense of humor that could bring laughter to any room and was like a human encyclopedia, he could tell you anything you wanted to know about any subject.
More than anything, Larry was a family man. Nothing brought him more happiness than being around his children and grandchildren. Larry’s greatest memories were those of taking his family to places many rarely travel to, always with a story or history of wherever they went. Trekking on family adventures to the southern USA, visiting battlefields and monuments, instilled in his children an appreciation of history, country, and patriotism….though the appreciation ended in the 100+ Fahrenheit heat once the air conditioning quit in the old station wagon.
Larry was one of 12 children born to William (Mac) Nash of Iowa and Thelma Holt of Kansas. Larry was born prematurely on a farm in Mantario, Saskatchewan. He was incubated in a wood stove and slept in a drawer. Against all odds, Larry excelled and developed into a hard-working, talented electronic technician. He was respected by many in the oil patch and to all he worked with in the Arctic on the DEW Line. After having had enough of the cold, he traveled to Australia, and South Pacific, picking apples with his Canadian friends; this is where he met Laurane. Larry and Laurane fell in love and took a boat to Canada where they started and raised their family. Once Larry retired, he and Laurane decided to Snowbird in Arizona. This is where Larry could pursue his interest in HAM radios, become a lawn bowling and cribbage champion. He enjoyed having his siblings Betty, Pat, Dorothy, and Keith snowbird alongside him and also when visitors came to enjoy the winter sun.
Larry leaves to remember and love him, his wife Laurane Parker Nash, whom he met in Australia and married in Calgary in 1968, his sons Ivan (Tania Russell) and Aaron (Nicki Denoyer) and daughter Leah (James Elliott). Grandchildren Riley, Jaren, Donovan, Aidan, Simone, Holden Nash, Max Bingham. Survived by siblings Maxine Robertson, Betty Tennant, Leonard Nash (Lexie Headington), Keith (Norma Hager) and in-laws Don Jackson, Wayne Kobie & Pat Staples Nash.
Larry Predeceased by parents, and siblings Dorothy (Ken Steele/Carl Bakkum), Dick Nash (Joanne Powell), Edith Kobie, Joe Nash, Jim Nash (Lorna McGill), Peter Nash, Patricia Jackson, and bros-in-law Bob Robertson & Jack Tennant.
A multitude of cousins, nephews and nieces, make up Larry's family, too numerous to mention, though Larry cherished the visits of this large family, geographically distant, who always kept in touch and reunited during Reunions.
In Larry's last decade COPD allowed him limited mobility but he lived in many places and found joy in all of them with his family, from Calgary to Red Deer, Arizona, Penticton and back to Alberta to spend closer time with his family again. They showed how they loved him and he enjoyed them all in return.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the caring Red Deer Hospital (Palliative Care) would be appreciated. There will be no formal service but small celebrations of his life will be announced later.
Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 887 2151
Hello Laurane and family. I was sad to hear of Larry's passing and like many who have written, he was a character, very funny, and such a nice guy!!! Back in the day, late 50's-early 60's, I lived down the street from "the Nash gang" in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. Life was never dull in or around any of them and I have many fond memories of the entire family. Mac and Mrs. Nash were salt of the earth and today I marvel at how they kept track of their lively, risk taking, adventurous "children". I hope your many happy memories of Larry sustain you all at what I am sure is a very sad time. Kind Regards. June Donaldson
My deepest sympathy Laurane and your family on Larry's passing.
Barry and I always got a smile when around Larry .
I am so sorry for your loss. Larry and his hole family were so great to me. When I moved to Alberta they opened there home to me, which I was so grateful.
I will miss him greatly.
He always made me laugh. Great man!!!
Kathy Denoyer Densel:
Dear Aaron, Nicki and the entire Nash Family,
Sorry very sorry for the loss of your loved one. May his life memories live on in your hearts. Aaron and Nicki, you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time for all. Love you.
My husband Brent and I, along with our children, Spencer, Taylor and Hunter wish to convey our most heartfelt condolences to all. Larry always made us laugh and that will continue to bring us joy always. It brings a smile to my face thinking of him as he now rests in the arms of our heavenly father.
Debbie &Brent Cutler:
We loved Larry and our visits with both of you. His sense of humour was thoroughly enjoyed and his broad knowledge on all subjects was so impressive. Loved sharing political views with you both!
I’m not sure if I ever did meet Lyle!?
Perhaps when I was very young?
Please except my condolences to the whole NASH family and friends!
My condolences to the whole family He was a great man. He will be dearly missed x R I P Uncle Larry. Love you
Such an amazing tribute to a very interesting and unique uncle. Thinking of you all and I know the memories will carry you through.
Paige Nash Anderson:
Your dad was the brother that most reminded me of my dad. The quick wit, looks and incredible card shark abilities to name a few. Thinking of you all during this difficult time and wishing you peace and love. Uncle Larry was a true gem.
I met Larry at cribbage in Venture Out and discovered we possessed the same sense of humour. We became instant friends and had a great time playing in the crib club.
We have missed each other since Larry’s lungs kept him at his Canadian home—we were in touch with humorous emails up to recently.
I will miss you buddy. RIP. Dale
Sorry Betty Tennant and family for your loss.
Glenn & Daryl Uzelman:
So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing; our condolences to the Nash families!!
Ethel Wilde :
My condolences to Betty and families
My deepest sympathies for your loss. Sending lots of love and prayers.
Loved and fondly remembered by Larry’s Australian in-law relatives. A life well-lived and respected by many. Happy homecoming with your loved ones gone ahead.
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