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Wayne Gordon Nash

May 22, 1949 - September 15, 2020

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Gordon Nash, who slipped away peacefully on Sept. 15th, 2020 at the age of 71. Surrounded by his close friends and family at the time of his passing, he knew he was with those who loved him dearly. Born on May 22nd, 1949, Wayne was predeceased by his parents Henry and Evelyn Nash and his brother Stewart “Gunny” Nash. He is survived by his stepmom Doris Nash, his niece Christine (Cory) Nash, nephews David (Jen) Nash and Brad (Lisa) Nash, as well as his great nephews Hudson, Keaton and Gavin, whom he thoroughly enjoyed spoiling.

Wayne was a well-known figure around the Lake Cowichan community and touched the lives of so many through his involvement with Kinsmen, as a master diver, a guard at the local RCMP detachment, float building, tree topping, bartending and Zamboni driving. Wayne took great pride in his work; particularly his float building business. After a storm he could be found down at the lake inspecting all of his customer’s floats to make sure they remained intact. He approached life with a childlike exuberance and was always willing to help in the community and aid those in need.  A friend to all, enemy to no one, Wayne had space in his heart for everyone. He was an avid Trekkie who was fascinated with new technology, yet continued to use a flip phone. He also enjoyed travelling. On more than one occasion he visited Las Vegas, where he looked forward to seeing the Cirque de Soleil shows and creating memorable adventures with close friends and family.

“Uncle Wayne” brought tremendous joy and many happy memories to his niece and nephews over the years. A customary presence at holidays, he was forever ready and willing to play Lego, board games or any other pastime asked of him. He took great pleasure in determining the perfect Christmas gifts for his niece and nephews every year; a practice which he continued with his great nephews.  Always the “fun” uncle, he was quick to teach on anything found to be exciting such as driving a boat and making “doughnuts” in the snow with his truck. In the later years, although separated by distance, Uncle Wayne was never more than a phone call away and enjoyed staying connected with his family.

A very special thanks and great appreciation for his best friend Steve Whyte; Kathy and Michelle Edwards; Klaas and Paula Jansma and Ben Yablonski – all of whom provided incredible support to Wayne during his last few months. A special recognition must also be given to Dr. Masuda, his own personal nurse and friend Teresa Daly, and all the home care & support people he was fortunate to have in his life at the end. Wayne will forever be remembered, loved and honoured by all of those who knew him.

Those wishing to make a donation in his memory may do so to the local Kinsmen club.

“Put yourselves in for an hour overtime”

“Bye bye, bye bons”

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From: Michelle Edwards
Relation: Honorary niece

You will never be forgotten, I regret we did not get to attend Theatre Under the Stars like we had planned to. I have many wonderful memories of exploring and seeing new sights with you as well as trying new restaurants and getting you to expand your palate.

From: Michelle MCCOY
Relation: Friend

To the family and friends of Nash…I was so sad reading that Wayne had passed. I saw him practically every day for 12 years. I knew things were up when he quit smoking but I never thought it would ever be this serious. He was always sharing stories with me about his family and work in the community. Always positive and on my worst days he was there to keep me entertained. He always said ‘Here I am to make your day!’ and he did. Always cheerful and good hearted, to his work with the kinsmen and the ducky derby and helping me out bringing over his trailer to help clean out my shed, he was always there as a friend to everyone. I will miss his stories his laugh and his good heart which can’t be compared to anyone else. I can’t imagine the loss the family must feel because he felt like family to me and I will be shedding many tears as I am right now. I am so sorry for your loss.

From: Sue Lindstrom
Relation: community

Sending our sympathy to the family. We first met Wayne at the Henry and Ann Trailer Park in 1976. He was always polite no matter where you met him later in life. He always said hi to us. Another great Lake Cowichaner has gone. He was well thought of. Condolences.

From: Sue Lindstrom
Relation: community

Sending our sympathy to the family. We first met Wayne at the Henry and Ann Trailer Park in 1976. He was always polite no matter where you met him later in life. He always said hi to us. Another great Lake Cowichaner has gone. He was well thought of. Condolences.

From: Sue Lindstrom
Relation: community

Sending our sympathy to the family. We first met Wayne at the Henry and Ann Trailer Park in 1976. He was always polite no matter where you met him later in life. He always said hi to us. Another great Lake Cowichaner has gone. He was well thought of. Condolences.

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