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MCCORMICK, Nicholas Zenowij

December 3, 1988 – Calgary, Alberta
January 16, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Nicholas McCormick of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the age of 30 years.

Nicholas was surrounded by his loved ones in the days before his passing. He was born in Calgary, AB and grew up with a loving family. Everyone who knew him was touched by his kind heart, and his absolutely brilliant mind. During his teenage years Nicholas cultivated a number of online friendships stretching across North America, and as far as Ireland. These friendships would continue to grow, with some of these friends visiting in his final days. Nicholas attended the University of Calgary, where he studied and gained a B.A. in English Literature. In his late twenties Nicholas’s father Mitchell battled serious health problems and Nick was there every step of the way, becoming his father’s caregiver after surgery and hospital stays. Nicholas loved to write, and wrote a number of short stories that gained a great deal of popularity on the internet. Despite some discomfort, Nicholas displayed an unequaled patience and compassion for others, and never gave up his belief that people were fundamentally good. He was always eager to discuss his current topic of interest, be it popular culture, intellectual writings, politics or his beloved dog, Theo. Generous to his very core, Nicholas would often go out of his way to find special gifts specially chosen for the people in his life, which never failed to make the recipient’s smile.

Nicholas is survived by his mother, Penelope Abernethy; sisters, Samantha Le Fey (Lisa Jurykovsky), and Sacha (Matt Hammer); grandfather Bill McCormick; aunts Shannon Hallet (nee McCormick) and cousin Ethan, Irene MacCaull, uncles Fred Abernethy (Barb), Leagh Roberts, as well as many cousins, extended family and friends.

Nicholas is predeceased by his father Mitchell McCormick.

A private memorial service will be held in the spring 2019. If you are interested in attending please contact the family for details. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to 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 Nicholas McCormick, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

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  2. My sincere condolences to Penny, Sam, Lisa, Sacha and Matt
    This is the saddest news. I am broken hearted for my family. The line from Stary Night was the first thing that came to mind. “This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you”
    He had such a brilliant mind and soft heart. I will miss him terribly
    Aunty

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  3. To Penny, to the McCormick family and to friends of Nicholas, I am very sorry for your loss and heartbreak. Migz

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  4. So sorry for your loss and all your other losses at this time. I hope and pray life gets better for you all.

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  5. Penny, Sam, Lisa, Sacha, Matt, Uncle Billy, Shannon, Ethan… our deepest condolences for your loss. Hugs to all. ❤️

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  6. Michelle and Ken

    Sending love and heartfelt condoelnces. May his memory be eternal.

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  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  8. Tim and Cathy Nelson

    To Penny and family
    We are sadden by Nick’s passing. Like his father Mitch, Nick never stopped learning. Nick had a brilliant mind and seemed knowledgeable about everything. He will be missed by many.

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  9. Jim and Denise Lawson

    Dear Penny and Family:
    So saddened to hear of Nick’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  10. Dear Bill, Penny, Sam and Sacha
    Please accept my most sincere condolences for your loss. I did not know Nick well – we had brief interactions, but I knew him from the stories shared by his Father and Grandfather and I know he was well loved and admired.
    May he rest in Peace.

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  11. Dianne and Larry Jung

    Penny,SamLisa SachaMattBill Shannon and Ethan
    Words can’t express our sorrow hearing of Nicholas’ Passing. Another huge loss for your family. Warm thoughts and prayers for everyone Love Dee and Larry

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