Thomas Christian Nielsen

August 3, 1924January 31, 2013

NIELSEN, Thomas Christian August 3, 1924 – December 31, 2012

Thomas (Tom) passed away peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2012 at the age of 88. Tom is lovingly remembered by his children, Birgit, Annette, and Jens (Jim); his grandchildren and great grandchildren; family in Denmark, friends and neighbours. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Laura; son Lars and daughter Susan. A son and brother, gymnast, soldier, farmer, immigrant, Canadian and Calgarian, home builder, successful businessman, horse racing enthusiast, retiree, and avid curler, Tom lead a very full and rich life and leaves the world richer for having known him. His absolute satisfaction and most important successes were his married life and the family that he loved. The family would like to thank the physicians, nurses and staff at the Foothills Hospital, Unit 62 for their care and kindness. A Celebration of Tom's Life will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Danish Lutheran Church, 210 - 10 Ave N.E., Calgary, AB. Memorial donations may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 55 St. Clair Avenue W., Suite 300, Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website

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  • Memorial Service Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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Bertha (Bibs) Kristensen

January 20, 2013

The Kristensen family sends its sympathies and condolences to the family on the passing of Thomas. I will remember him and Laura as they were good friends of ours. Rudy and I had many good times with them.

Paul Rasmussen

January 7, 2013

I have fond memories of Thomas as a solid, strong and vibrant man. Kind, generous and confident, he always made me feel welcome and safe in his big presence. He was a fine friend and mentor to my Dad. He and Laura were a very special part of our family. My sincerest condolences over the loss of such a wonderful man. Thank you Thomas. Rest in Peace.

Cindy Christopher

January 6, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.Thomas was a big part of our life growing up and we are so grateful for that. My dad and Thomas' friend, Poul, just passed away a few hours ago so maybe they can have a few beers and build a few houses together in heaven. Lots of love

January 4, 2013

I love to see your smiling face Grandpa xoxo