ASSEN, Gerhardus Anthony "Jerry"
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August 8, 1944 – Coevorden, Holland
March 3, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Jerry, beloved husband of Diane Assen (nee Mastel) of Calgary, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014 at the age of 69 years. Born August 8, 1944 in Coevorden, Holland, Jerry immigrated to Canada in 1956. He married his best friend and soul-mate on May 21, 1966. He loved to travel Europe, cruising, and spending time at their winter home in Mesa, AZ. Jerry loved golfing. His greatest passion in life was his darling grandchildren. Besides his loving wife, Diane, Jerry is also survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Melanie Assen and Jason and Tamara Assen; four grandchildren, Jared, Caleb, Kennedy, and Jake; brothers and sisters, Herman, John, Tony, Bert, Harry, Henry, Frank, Helen, Mina, Margaret, and Lioba. He was predeceased by his parents John and Diane, brothers Ben and Hank and sisters Rikie and Diane. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) today, March 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church (321 - 90 Avenue S.E.) on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Morris and the staff at Tom Baker, palliative homecare team, Lisa, Michael and the entire BEST group. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 (Telephone 1-866-412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial). In living memory of Jerry Assen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2014