March 3, 1936 – July 6, 2012
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Anne Nash on Friday, July 6, 2012 at the age of 76.
She passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Anne is survived by her loving husband, Harold; son Robert (Lynne) and grandchildren Angela, Alexander and Emily; daughter Susan (Michael Grant) and grandchildren Cole and Julia Binsted; and her sister Jane Dyke. Anne was born in Spirit River, AB and grew up on a farm outside Rycroft, AB. After high school, she moved to Edmonton to train as a registered nurse at the Edmonton General Hospital, graduating in 1958. The next year, she moved to Calgary, where she worked as a nurse and soon after met her future husband, Harold. Anne spent many wonderful years focusing on raising her family and spent much of her time enjoying outdoor activities at their cabin NW of Calgary. Anne loved spending time in nature, exploring the countryside, painting, photographing and sketching. She took some art classes when her kids were younger and in 1976, she fulfilled a dream when she began taking full-time classes at the Alberta College of Art, focusing on acrylics and ceramics. After graduation in 1981, she became involved with the Alberta Society of Artists (ASA) and over the years, travelled twice to Japan and to New York with the ASA. Anne loved being part of the art community and in 1986, she was very pleased to have her painting chosen to hang in the Alberta Pavilion during Expo ’86 in Vancouver. Anne also loved being a grandmother, and cherished the times she spent with her grandchildren. The story of Anne’s life would not be complete without talking about the love she had for her dogs, especially Trixie and Pebbles. Anne also took a great interest in writing, and one of the projects she was working on when she began to be affected by Alzheimer’s disease was a children’s book about the adventures of a dog, which she was working on writing and illustrating. Anne spent the last three years at Southwood Care Centre and the family would like to express their immense gratitude to the staff at Southwood for all the loving care they gave Anne over the years, and their wonderful support for the family over the past week.
Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial contribution can be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta & NWT, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5H 4K1 (Telephone 1-866-950-5465)or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
In living memory of Anne Nash, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences