VISSER, Nicolaas

Posted: January 22nd, 2022


June 10, 1935 – January 15, 2022

NICOLAAS VISSER, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the age of 86 years.

He is survived by his children: Dini, Kees and Mary (Paul), grandchildren: April (Brett), Carly (Ken), Ashley, Malcolm and Matthew, as well as great-grandchildren: Elise and Blake.

He is predeceased by the love of his life, Jacoba Visser, parents and brother Cor.

Nick was born in the Netherlands, surviving the starvation of Amsterdam in WWII. Nick met and married Jacoba in Amsterdam. He was a medic in the Dutch Marines and after his service, he and his family immigrated to Canada, choosing Calgary as the city to live in. He found work in the oil industry, graphics and administration.

He enjoyed music and played in a number of orchestral bands. He also joined Jacoba in the Dutch Canadian Choir, singing and managing the group.

When they moved to Airdrie, he volunteered with the Airdrie Lions Club, giving talks in elementary schools. He also volunteered with the Airdrie Museum and was a proud member of the Airdrie Art Guild and painting became one of his passions.

He put family first and loved to explore the mountains with his children. Nick and Jacoba moved to Lethbridge to enjoy a quiet retirement. The family wishes to extend thanks to the staff of Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge.

Per Nick’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. A family gathering will take place at a later date.

In memory of Nick, donations may be made to Veterans Food Bank ( or a charity of your choice.


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