Date of death:
Wednesday December 13, 2017

The Calgary Sun, AB

Unrau, Nick - August 19, 1921 - Orenburg, Russia December 13, 2017 - Calgary, Alberta Nick Unrau of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the age of 96 years. Nick Sr., better known as Opa lived an amazing life of 96 1/2 years, and impacted everyone in the most positive way. Opa was a very humble man yet defined the true meaning of toughness, hard work, honesty, loyalty, determination, kindness and caring for all living creatures! Opa faced many adversities in his lifetime, leaving home at a young age, front lines of World War II, travelling to a strange country with nothing more than a backpack, working ever so hard in farming and construction, raising a family, taking care of Oma for many years as her health deteriorated. Through all of this he never missed a stride, faced everything head on and never shed a tear, his strength and courage was truly amazing! Although Opa and I sometimes didn't see eye to eye and battled many times growing up and at work, I could not be more proud to have been named after and mentored by the toughest, most special and respectful MAN that I will honestly meet in my lifetime! We know anyone who had the honor and privilege of spending time with Opa would understand his strength, spirit and the unique legacy which will be a true test to uphold. Opa went to sleep peacefully on Dec. 13 at 3: 09 am surrounded by the amazing Sister Mary and his family, to once again be reunited with Oma to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on December 15, 2017! Opa, please know how much you were loved and that your spirit and memories will be etched in our hearts forever. Until we meet again, RIP Opa and thank you for the wisdom knowledge and lessons you have left behind. Nick is survived by Bernie Unrau, Kaycee and Jessika Unrau, Angie Mooij, numerous nieces and nephews, and Nick Jr. He was predeceased by Charlotte Unrau, and his entire immediate Family. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S. E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Nick Unrau, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. A Memorial Plaque will also be added to Oma's Bench so they may enjoy the view of the lake together forever! The Calgary Sun, AB, 2017-12-18

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