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Obituary for Ralph Barry Nash

Nash – Ralph “Barry”

Ralph “Barry” Nash passed away peacefully at home, in Brant County, on August 14, 2023, at the age of 83 after a valiant 19-year battle with prostate cancer.

Born in London, ON, Barry spent his childhood summers at his family cottage in Port Stanley and is predeceased by his mother, Thelma Ross and father, Sidney Nash. Barry married the love of his life, Judy (née Horsfield) and is also survived by his two children, Lee Anne Muller (Gerry), James “Jim” Nash and his two grandsons, Devonté Nash (Sean Trainor) and William Muller. Barry was also a beloved father and brother figure to many extended family members and friends.

Having lived in London for most of their life, Barry and Judy decided to move to their dream home on Fanshawe Lake where they enjoyed lake life with a great community of neighbours and friends before moving to Brant County to live with Lee Anne and Gerry in 2019.

Barry passionately lived the life he loved. At the age of 51, he retired from Ford Motor Company in Talbotville to follow his dream to fish full-time with his business, Blue Goose Fishing Charters. As a pioneer in the recreational fishing business, Captain Barry was very involved in the local fisheries and was a strong advocate for the rehabilitation of Lake Erie’s water quality and fishery health. From catching trophy salmon on Lake Ontario, fishing Lake Huron from Port Franks to Port Elgin or catching Lake Erie walleye from Port Colborne to Erieau, Captain Barry made lifelong friends, mentored young anglers and created adventures wherever he went. At the age of 80, Barry fulfilled another life-long fishing dream when he founded Triple Threat Lures.

Throughout his life, Barry also loved golfing, playing darts, hunting, dog training, field trials and trap shooting. Barry’s zest for life, his sense of humour and compassion for others leaves a legacy of wonderful memories for those who knew him.

A celebration of Barry’s life will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 1pm - 4pm at the Dorchester Golf & Country Club, 3342 Hamilton Rd., Dorchester, ON N0L 1G5. Please RSVP to: