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1928 Ronald 2021

Ronald Nash

October 27, 1928 — September 11, 2021

Ronald R. Nash

Veteran WWII & Korean War

Councillor & Deputy Reeve

Founding Partner Amtek Group

After a full and satisfying life, Ron left his loving family on Saturday 11 September 2021 at the age of 92.  Predeceased by his loving wife Fiona, constant partner and soul mate of more than 66 years and much loved daughter Pauline and twin grandchildren, Sabrina and Colby.  He leaves behind members of his extended family that he loved so well and of whom he was justly proud:  David (of Seattle), Karen, Fiona (Dan Champagne),  Malcolm  (Wanda) and grandchild Jessica, Murray and spouse, grandchildren Matthew (Alex Lewis), Chelsea (Scott Laplante), and his great grandchildren Nash, Colt, and Adhara Jemma.

Ron earned a scholarship to a private English grammar school when he was age 10 and University entrance when he was age 14.  At the age of 15 and at the height of WWII, he joined the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and trained as an Aeronautical engineer serving a total of 15 years, including aboard the Carrier Ship HMS Ocean during the Korean War.

After leaving the Royal Navy, Ron and his family emigrated to Canada; initially residing in Montréal.  He worked in Canadian industry for over 25 years and served in the Canadian Government Supply and Services for over 11 years.  He was instrumental in the Performance/Cost/Schedule success of the Long Range Patrol Aircraft (CP-140) Project.  In 1981 Ron became a founding partner in the Amtek Group which eventually employed some 400 people.

In 1965 he was elected as a Councillor of March Township (later Kanata) and as Deputy Reeve and County Councillor until 1973. In this capacity, Ron was instrumental in making possible the growth in Industry within Kanata and in the acquisition of the Pinhey property for public use.

A private memorial service is scheduled for Saturday 18 September at Tubman Funeral Homes Garden Chapel at 3:30 pm.  Those wishing to view the service may do so by clicking the video link below.   We kindly ask that invitees are fully vaccinated and wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, kindly donate to the Queensway Carleton Hospital  at;jsessionid=00000000.app206a?df_id=2540&mfc_pref=T&2540.donation=form1&NONCE_TOKEN=A2418446EC8CED9D852B15EFA62BB558

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Starts at 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Garden Chapel, Richmond Rd


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