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NIELSEN – Ib Palle Alfred

March 1, 1922 – February 10, 2010

Ib Nielsen, beloved husband of Gyda Nielsen of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at the age of 87 years.

Ib emigrated from Denmark with his family in 1956 after he was approached by Calgary Brewery for his specialties and had a 29 year career there. Ib was also very active with the Danish Lutheran Church and the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank.

Besides his loving wife of sixty-three years, Ib is survived by two children Henrik Nielsen and Susanne Meyer; two grandchildren Jenn Soum and her husband Shane and Chris Meyer and his wife Laura; and four great-grandchildren, Alyson, Brianna, Joshua, and Samantha.

Funeral Services will be held at Danish Lutheran Church (130 – 32nd Avenue N.W. Calgary T2H 2P6) on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Danish Lutheran Church (403) 240-1548 or the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059, www.calgaryfoodbank.com.

In living memory of Ib Nielsen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Gyda
    I was so sorry to hear about Ib’s passing. He was a wonderful role model for the people that he worked with. It is seldom that we have a problem in the brewery that I cannot say there was not inspiration from his teaching.
    He was a good friend.
    Jim

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  2. I was so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Time will help you get over this sad affair. He is now at peace.

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  3. Susanne. I am saddened to hear of your fathers’ passing. My heart goes out to you & your family. You are in my prayers every day.
    Claudia

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  4. Alyn and Louanne Olive :

    Dear Susanne and family,

    How sorry we were to hear of your Dad’s passing while we were in Mexico. We are now home and we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Hoping to see you soon.

    Sincerely,

    Louanne and Alyn

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