Rob was tragically killed on May 16, 2019 when he was struck by a vehicle while offering assistance at an accident scene. He was 48 years old.
There are no words to describe the loss that is felt by his family, friends, and community. Rob is the husband of 24 years to Heather Nash, and father of Andrew and Leah. Also grieving are his parents, Norman and Lynda Nash, brother Richard Nash (Brandy Presley) and nephews Connor and Gabriel, all of Parksville, B.C.; Heather’s sisters and their families: Lorrie and Don Campagnolo of Enderby B.C. and their children, Nicola, Evan and Jordan; Linda and Mike Balt of Onoway A.B. and their children, Mathew (Chantal) and Jason. Rob has many relatives in England that are also saddened by this sudden loss.
Rob’s death leaves a tremendous hole that can never be filled, within the community and most especially in the lives of those he loved and who love him. He and Heather had created a special balance in their marriage, in raising their family and in life in general. His life was rich with love, friendships, endless projects and so many experiences and adventures. Andrew and Leah are fortunate to have been loved and taught by such a capable, talented, happily dedicated and energetic, but patient, father. The best days were those that gave him the opportunity to help others. Rob was passionate about the Salmon Arm community and the activities that our beautiful area provides. He spent countless hours as a dedicated volunteer, always selfless, humble, and happy to lend a hand. Rob was present, inclusive, generous, and practical in all things. We should all live as Rob did.
We hope that building a legacy fund in Rob’s name will ensure that his passion and commitment to his community will continue to make a rich and meaningful impact for generations to come. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider making a donation to the Shuswap Community Foundation. Donations can be made online at www.shuswapfoundation.com. Visit our ‘Donate Now’ page and specify that you direct your donation to the memory of Rob Nash.
ONLINE DONATIONS INSTRUCTIONS: Please select “AA. COMMUNITY (GENERAL) FUND” from the FUND dropdown menu and add your note specifying Rob Nash in the MESSAGE FOR SHUSWAP COMMUNITY FOUNDATION text field.
Donations made in Rob’s name will be directed to an Endowment Fund to be created in his honour.