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1917– Aarhus, Denmark
2013 – Calgary, AB

Svend Aage Rasmussen passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the age of 95 years.

Svend was born on December 5, 1917 in Aarhus, Denmark and immigrated to Canada in 1955. He opened Svend’s Barber Shop in Acadia Shopping Centre and operated it until his retirement. He later moved to Chilliwack, BC. In 2003, he returned to Calgary, living in the McKenzie Towne Retirement Residence.

Svend is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Jan and Heather; grandson John; and granddaughter Christa Jean. He was predeceased by his loving wife Chris.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Svend Rasmussen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. I’m so sad that Svend has passed away but i’m sure he had a long and good life and a fantastic family.
    I’m glad we had the chance to see him last time we went to Calgary just a few years ago.
    Please accept my condolences.

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  2. Sarah (Nielsen) Hesch :

    To Jan and Family,
    I have never had the pleasure of meeting you Jan, however, as I child I knew your parents both very well and have many fond memories of them. My grandparents, Anne and Henry Nielsen had a close relationship with them. I spent most of my childhood summers in Chilliwack and thought of both Mr. and Mrs. Rasmussen almost as a second set of Grandparents. We spent many days at Cultus Lake with Chris and my Grandad teaching me to swim, as well as evenings having coffee and danishes at the park they lived at in Chilliwack, with Svend smoking his pipe on the porch. I was unable to send my condolences when Chris passed, as I didnt hear until several months later; so please allow me the opportunity to send them now as well. I have always thought of them as an admorable couple. Always holding hands, so loving, and wonderful role models. Though it has been several years, I will always have wonderful memories.
    My sincerest sympathies, Sarah (Nielsen) Hesch

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  3. Duane and Ivona Belden :

    Jan, sorry to hear about your Father passing away. Our prayers go out to you and all your family.
    Your desert friends, Duane and Ivona

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  4. Maggie Jacobsen :

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you all.
    Love, Maggie Jacobsen

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  5. Perry Andersen :

    Svend’s passing is a great loss, he was always in my thoughts. The memories of our families together at Christmas, I will carry with me always!

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