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March 13, 1933 – Assiniboia, SK
May 31, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Nick Berjian, beloved husband of Shirley Berjian, passed away in Calgary on Friday May 31, 2013 at the age of 80. Nick was born in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan where he enjoyed his life on the prairies driving truck and training as a boxer. Eventually, Nick owned his own trucking company, which led him to the hills of Alberta. This is where he started a Purebred Simmental cattle business, which became his passion. Nick also loved trail riding in the mountains and going to the Calgary Stampede with his friends and family. Nick is also survived by his two daughters and their spouses Carla and Scott Darling; Kim Berjian and Michael Smillie; grandchildren Jesse and Zackary Darling and Jack Smillie; as well as his brothers John and Gus (Veronica) Berjian, and sister Anne. Nick is preceased in death by his parents, Costa and Anna Berjian, two brothers George and Bob, as well as two sisters Nell and Pearl.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on June 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978,

In living memory of Nick Berjian, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Jill Hunter :

    Kim and Family,

    I’m very sorry to hear about your Dad. I have many fond memories of him. I will never forget how often he asked if I was chasing the boys. Wishing you peace as you grieve his loss.

    Take Care,
    Jill Hunter Henderson

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  2. Andrew Horsfield :

    The staff of the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa would like to send our sincere condolences to the Berjian family. A donation has been made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation on behalf of Mr. Berjian.

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  3. Chuck & Lorraine Groeneveld & Family :

    We remember many good times with Nick during those Simmental years. Thinking of you in your loss.

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