Nicholaas Van Den Assem
Nicolaas Van Den Assem, beloved husband of Nancy Van Den Assem of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2022. He was 84.
Nick was born in Netherlands on Feb. 25, 1938. He was the sixth of eight children. His family immigrated to Ontario in 1952 and he graduated from Queen’s University in 1960 with a BSC in Mechanical Engineering, and from the University of Western Ontario in 1965 with an MBA. It was at Western that he met his wife, Nancy.
Nick was a chairman of the society of Automotive Engineers, a member of the society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, he was also a member of APEGA. Nick was a car enthusiast and enjoyed curling, playing Jeopardy, reading and hiking.
Besides his loving wife of 55 years, Nick is survived by his daughter Susan, son David (Tracey); and his sisters, Margaret (Henry) and Ann (Piet), as well as his brother Ben (Catherine).
He was predeceased by his parents, Johannes and Margareta; sisters, Corrie (Alvin) and Tine (Henk); brothers, Tony (Lee) and John (Joan).
A celebration of Nick’s life will be held at a later date. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed at McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes website at mhfh.com.
In living memory of Nicolaas Van Den Assem, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area.