May 22, 1919 – April 10, 2012
Mogens Angelo, beloved husband of Grete Angelo, passed peacefully away on April 10th, 2012.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 22, 1919, he received a marketing degree at the University of Copenhagen. One day he found Margarethe Ohliger, he knew she was the one, they were married on September 21, 1942. After immigrating to Canada in 1956, he found work in the men’s department at Simpson’s in Toronto. When he had prepared everything, in 1957, he sent for his family, his wife, and three children, Torben, Stephen, and Bente to join him in Canada. After a few years at Simpson’s he decided to set out on his own and opened a very successful Art Gallery in downtown Toronto where he met many lifetime friends. In 1977 he set forth on his greatest adventure with his wife and two sons moving to Calgary and co-founded Nordesign Furniture International, still one of the oldest family run furniture stores in Southern Alberta. With his business, marketing and accounting skills, it still thrives. He retired his role at Nordesign in 2008 at the age of 88.
It is not possible to find anyone who had anything bad to say about Mogens, he affected everyone in a positive way. Not blessed with an imposing physical stature, he was double-blessed with his unique charm, wit, talent and the ability to make all that met him recall his love of art, music, language and world history. As a youth he played piano and he took up this love of music again when arriving in Calgary. All those who had the pleasure of hearing him play, realized that he had a talent that far exceeded a hobby, he was very accomplished by any standard. We are pleased and fortunate that he left us his musical legacy in his piano recordings of classical, blues and swing, which he mastered himself.
Mogens will always be cherished and missed by his loving wife and children, daughters-in-law, Linda and Nancy; and son-in-law Michael; his two grandchildren, Heather and her husband Damian, Ryan and his partner Lexie. He was predeceased by his brothers, Preben and Bent; and his sister Lisa.
A Celebration of Mogens’ life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY¹S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on April 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Mogens Angelo a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences