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Assel – Dieter Max Friedrich

June 10, 1938 – July 27, 2010

Dieter Assel, beloved husband of Helena, passed away on July 27, 2010 at the age of 72 years of Alzheimer disease.

Dieter was born in Pforzheim / Baden, Germany to parents Fritz and Elisabeth Assel. He trained as a stonemason before immigrating to Canada in 1956. He married Helena in 1962, started a family in 1963 and made his life in Calgary. In 1975 the family moved to a small farm outside of Airdrie and remained there until 1994 when they retired to their small piece of paradise outside of Nakusp, BC. In 2007, when his disease became too much for Helena, they moved back to Calgary and shortly thereafter Dieter resided at the Beverly Centre Lake Midnapore. Dieter was part owner in Flesher Marble & Tile and was instrumental in their success in the 70’s and 80’s. He was a true outdoorsman, loving to camp, fish, hike and hunt. He could fix or build almost anything and could never sit still for long as he had to be busy doing something.

Dieter is lovingly remembered by his wife of forty-eight years, Helena (nee Assen), and daughters, Carma (Eric Moore), Sherry and Yvonne (Don Stagg), grandsons, Tomas and Jamie Assel-Moore, and Donte Stagg. He is also survived by his sister Helga Dummerauf (Hans), and in-laws too numerous to list.

A memorial service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Beverly – Somerset Unit (especially Lucy), for their wonderful care and compassion.

In living memory of Dieter, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. John & Joyce Assen :

    We are truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that Dieter is no longer suffering. We will be making a contribution to the Alzheimer Society in Dieter’s memory.

    We will always remember him as the hard working craftsman that he was.

    Take care and we will see you next week.

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  2. John & Joyce Assen :

    We are sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing Dieter is no longer suffering. We will be making a contribution to the Alzheimer Society in Dieter’s memory.

    We will always remember him as the hard-working craftsman he was.

    Take care and we will see you next week.

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  3. Miriam Fraser :

    Yvonne and Family, I am very sorry for your loss and the pain you all suffer. You are in my prayers.

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  4. Pam and Mark Morrill :

    Carma and Eric, We are out at the Shuswap for most of the summer. I picked up the Herald this morning and saw that your Dad has passed away. We send our sympathy to you and the kids Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Pam and Mark Morrill

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  5. Irene Kjelstrom & family :

    God is good and has taken Dieter and in this time of sadness you will come to see God’s mercy.
    My sympathy is with you all. Dieter was such a wonderful person to Walter and Brian. I will never forget all the fun we had camping and I know Walter enjoyed hunting with Dieter very much.
    Love to you all. Irene, Brian & Sheila Kjelstrom

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