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Born: Jan 30, 1933

Date of Passing: Nov 01, 2019

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January 30, 1933 - November 1, 2019

Nicolass Bessem beloved husband of Janet peacefully passed at Pinawa Hospital.
Nick was born to Herman Bessem and Dorothy (Geiss), the second of six children in Winnipeg, MB, and was predeceased by his parents.
Nick served in the R.C.N. for 26 years and after retiring from the Navy returned to Manitoba where he worked for Boeing Canada for 17 years until his retirement. Nick was a proud active member of the Lions for 43 years, as well as the Anglican Church of Canada and the Legion.
He is mourned by his wife of 55 years, Janet; children, Michel (Linda), Ronald (Tanua), Kirsten (Travis), Sytske (Scott) and Erika (Jeff); grandchildren, Becky, Samantha, Erika, Nicolass, Mathew, Katherine, Grace, Tyler, Jared, Deric, Alexander, Jessica and Brayden, as well as by his siblings, Betty, Pieter, Wilhelmina, Sytske, Hermina and Sylvester, sisters and brothers-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to join us celebrating Nick's life on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Selkirk.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Nick's memory to the Lions Eye Bank.
The family wish to thank Dr. Bruneau and the caring staff at Pinawa Hospital for their compassion in his last weeks.

Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 09, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • With love & prayers and missing Uncle Nick. I will be thinking of you Aunt Jan and my cousins over the next days leading up to the celebration of Uncle Nick. Love Nancy - Posted by: Nancy Hewat (Niece) on: Nov 13, 2019

  • Sorry for your loss. He was greatly admired by all who knew him and will be a great loss to the community he served. - Posted by: Wayne Meyer (Friend and former Lions club (Riverside) member) on: Nov 10, 2019

  • Sam and Kirsten. So sorry to hear about your dad. I’m thinking of your family at this sad time. - Posted by: Jeff matthew (Friend) on: Nov 10, 2019

  • Our country is a little poorer ... another sailor has Crossed the Bar. - Posted by: Garry Weir (retired sailor, RCN) on: Nov 09, 2019

  • Sincere Condolences Janet to you & your family! I’m so sorry for your loss... I really enjoyed getting to know Nick, his wonderful smile & terrific sense of humour! My thoughts & prayers are with you & the family at this sad time 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 - Posted by: Judy Lange (Friend from Legion Exec that got kicked out of office) on: Nov 09, 2019

  • Sytske & Scott Condolences to the family. Thinking of you. Mom K - Posted by: Kathrine Keselowsky (Friend) on: Nov 09, 2019

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