Walter Melvin Nason was born August 4, 1934 to Victor and Clara (Hartt) Nason and was raised in Fredericton Junction, New Brunswick. After graduating from high school, he started working on the Canadian Pacific Railroad as a telegrapher but soon left to work at the Banff Springs Hotel in Lake Louise, Alberta. From there, he went to British Columbia to attend prep school. Upon graduation, he moved back to Fredericton to attend the University of New Brunswick where, at the age of 24, he majored in Surveying Engineering. He then got on with New Brunswick Power for the rest of his working years. He was a big sports enthusiast who played hockey and volleyball and coached Peewee Hockey; but his big love was curling. He was very accomplished and participated in curling all his adult years and won many championships, even going to the Dominion Brier. He also taught curling. After retirement he built a summer camp on Grand Lake and did some repairs on his Fredericton house. He then took another job with the Region 3 Hospital Foundation as their Gift Officer, in charge of collecting donations for the DECH hospital. He was a very good fundraiser and was proud of the large amount of money he was able to help them raise. He was a hunter and loved to meet with his life-long hunting friends at their camp at YOHO. He married Audrey Eleanor Peterson in 1964. He was very much a family man and was so happy to spend time with his 2 sons, Roger and Paul, and his 5 grandchildren. Audrey was a registered nurse who trained at Victoria Public Hospital, graduating in 1958. She completed her career in the Labor and Delivery Department at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in 1996. Sadly, Walter died of a brain tumor in 2007. Children of Walter and Audrey: Roger and Paul
Fredericton Junction, Sunbury
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