Reverend William J. Nugent
Diocesan priest
Former teacher – St. Pius X High School

It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Fr. Bill Nugent on Sat., Aug. 23, 2014.
Fr. Bill Nugent was born in Millbank, N.B. on July 26, 1931 to the late William and Christie Nugent. He is survived by his beloved sister, Anne. He was the loving uncle to John Nugent, and to Sharon and her husband, Bruce Holmes, and was the special friend to his great-nephew, Jordan Holmes. He was predeceased by his siblings, Katherine, Jack, and Mary.
Fr. Nugent spent six years with the New Brunswick public school system as the administrator of the new regional school districts in Eastern New Brunswick. He entered St. Paul University Seminary in September 1958, and was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Saint John on June 3, 1962. He exercised parish ministry in Saint John for two years, and then taught at the college level for four years. In 1968, Fr. Nugent came to work in Ottawa. He taught at St. Pius X High School for 21 years. During these years, he spent most summers replacing padres on air force bases across Canada. He was chaplain to the 30th Field Regiment at Dows Lake for several years. He spent the next years temporarily replacing pastors in Ottawa, Kingston, and Cornwall when they were absent, and summer replacement in Shediac, N.B.
Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home Walkley Chapel, 1255 Walkley Rd., Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9 (613-731-1255) today (Wed., Aug. 27) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, and Thurs., Aug. 28 at the Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, 1940 Saunderson Dr., after 10 am. Concelebrated Mass of Christian Funeral will be held in Resurrection of Our Lord at 11 am, followed by interment at Hope Cemetery.
In memoriam donations to the Shepherds of Good Hope, the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of choice are greatly appreciated.
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