Niels Peter Hansen

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Niels, on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at the Foothills Medical Center at the age of 66, after a short but valiant battle with neuroendocrine cancer.

Niels was born in Viemose, Denmark where he grew up and completed his technical painters training before immigrating to Calgary, Canada on July 10, 1975. Niels met his wife Carol at the Danish Canadian Club and they married on November 12, 1977. They had one son, Erik.

Niels was a painter all his life; he successfully ran his own company until his retirement. He loved refereeing hockey, playing golf, cards, gardening, travel, and helping Erik build his house. Niels was a proud father and Far Far (grandfather), and a very hard worker. His greatest joy was his granddaughter Freya and looking after Erik’s dogs, Dexter and Lucy.

Niels will be lovingly remembered by his wife Carol, son Erik (Meaghan) and granddaughter Freya. He is also survived by his sister Anne (Jim) and family, brother Poul-Erik and family. As well as his family in Denmark; brothers Axel, Knud and family; sister–in-law Gurli, niece Maibritt and family. Niels is predeceased by his parents Hilda and Carl Axel, brothers Kaj and Tage.

A special thanks to Niels’ Care team over the last half year; Dr. S. Goyal, Dr C. Card, the staff of the Foothills Medical Center, specifically the staff on Unit 36 where he spent his final days.

The family will be holding a private service, live and recorded streaming will be available. For more information contact the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Calgary Health Trust at, memorial fund on behalf of Niels Hansen.

You worked hard all your life! Rest in Peace Niels.


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Niels Peter Hansen

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Pina & Trevor Murray

11 July 2020

Carol, Erick and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers . 💕

Rudy & Rhonda Stel

25 June 2020

Carol, Erik & Meghan:

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We give your our most sincere condolences for such a great loss.

We are sharing in your sadness today and pray that God may grant you comfort in the days ahead.

Rhonda & Rudy Stel

Laurie Spring

23 June 2020

Carol, Erik and Family,
Sending gentle thoughts during these difficult days. So sad to hear of Niels' passing. I'll always remember Niels for his cheerful, happy-go-lucky, engaging personality! "No time on earth is long enough to share with those we love, or to prepare our hearts for good-bye. May time soften the pain until all that remains is the comfort of memories and love." Please know that I am thinking of you all and forwarding my heartfelt condolences.

Bob Scott and

21 June 2020

So sorry Carol , Eric and family for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you . All our love, Uncle Bob and aunt Betty. Hugs.

Apollonia Steele

21 June 2020

Dear Carol and Erik and all your family,
Such sad news to hear of Niels passing. My deepest condolences. May you find comfort in the happy memories of your life together.

Sally and Harvey Nielsen

21 June 2020

We will really miss Niels, he was a great friend, and we feel special that we were introduced to your family when Erik married Meaghan. Our deepest sympathies to all the family at this time.
Sally and Harvey

Marlene & Bill Lambe

20 June 2020

Carol & Eric,
We are so sorry to hear about Neils. He was always so giving of his time and effort. To lose such a devoted father and husband must be devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jean Moore

20 June 2020

Carol, Erik and family
My thoughts are with you. May memories of your happy family times together help you through these difficult days.

Marlys Chevrefils

20 June 2020

I was so shocked and saddened to read of Niels' passing in today's Herald. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Sue McConnell

20 June 2020

Very sorry to hear this news. My condolences.

Sue McConnell

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