Peter G. Nash
1956 - 2022
Peter G. Nash
Visitation Information
Friday, June 10, 2022
Visitation Time
2pm to 9pm
Visitation Location
Holy Rosary Church, Branch
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Service Time
Service Location
Holy Rosary Church, Branch
Burial Information
Burial Location
Holy Rosary Cemetery, Branch
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October 29, 1956 - May 17, 2022

Passed peacefully, but suddenly away, at his Fort MacMurray residence, at age 65, Peter Gerard Nash of Branch, St. Mary’s Bay, NL. Predeceased by his parents Gerald and Jenny Nash and his in-laws Leo and Perpetua Nash.

Leaving to mourn with broken hearts his loving wife of 46 years, Phyllis, his beloved daughters Angie and Virginia and his cherished granddaughter ("little girl"), Mya Lynn. Pete will be remembered by his siblings, his in-laws, his many cousins and a wide circle of other relatives and friends in Newfoundland and Labrador and Alberta. Pete will be greatly missed by his Syncrude family where he worked for 42 years and created lifelong friendships.

Pete was born and raised in Branch and achieved his lifelong dream of building his forever home on his beloved Knapp overlooking the community. He spent his summers there with Phyllis and their girls enjoying warm summer days in the landwash, riding his ATV, berry picking, trouting and other activities that he loved so well and shared with his family. His world was complete with the arrival of his only grandchild, Mya Lynn, in 2010; she brought a new purpose and much excitement to his life. They had a special relationship and he taught her about collecting sea-glass and other treasures, helping her with homework, taking her for ice cream, and instilling in her a love of reading! Mya loved her poppy and trusted him with all her heart. He was so proud of his family.

Pete and Phyllis moved to Alberta with two young children in 1980 and made a home and a life as a family. Together they made numerous trips across the country as they instilled in their daughters a love of Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador. A power engineer by profession, Pete rose through the ranks at Syncrude. His admirable work ethic, his natural leadership skills and his calm but effective interventions in any crisis in the workplace led to his becoming a mentor to many employees. He was well respected by his employer and despite officially retiring in 2014, he was persuaded to return to work to lend his wisdom and experience to various projects over the past few years. He loved his work and the challenges that it presented to him. Peter was known for how he could lead an entire shift of workers and jobs but still show up with a smile and a light hearted joke at time. Many very successful men and women admired him for his ability to show respect to all and consider each and every person with empathy. He was known as a man who could get the job done.

Pete will be remembered as a quiet, gentle man and a gentleman, a loving husband, a proud father and a devoted poppy. Peter was a reliable friend who was a man of his word, not so easy to find anymore these days. He was known for his love of country music, as an advocate of cowboy boots and as a skilled handyman.

We will be bringing Pete home for a Celebration of his Life in Branch, St. Mary’s Bay, Newfoundland, with arrangements entrusted to Maher's Funeral Home, Placentia, NL. Visitation to take place on Friday, June 10th from 2pm to 9pm at Holy Rosary Church in Branch, with a Vigil Service at 7pm.  Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Saturday, June 11th at 11am, followed by inurnment at Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Peter G. Nash