AASEN, Darrel Wayne

November 24, 1943 – May 5, 2020

Darrel Aasen passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 76 years old.

Darrel was born to Evelyn and Olaf Aasen on November 24th, 1943 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  Growing up in Moose Jaw the memories that were made from a wonderful childhood were shared throughout his lifetime.

His career in sales began with BF Goodrich Tires in Calgary AB.  This is where he met and courted Marsha Aasen (McDougall) who later wed on February 24th, 1968. Darrel went on to be an accomplished salesman advancing all the way up to a District / Regional Manager with BF Goodrich Tires which required him to move to Kitchener, ON, Winnipeg, MB and finally back to Calgary, AB.  Darrel later went on to become a successful co-owner of Century Floor Coverings in Calgary. Darrel and Marsha were blessed with three children, Kelvin, Scott and Jodi, who in Darrel’s world were ‘his everything’.

Darrel is fondly remembered by his amazing generosity and ability to cook.  Holidays, special occasions and Sunday dinners were always a big hit at the Aasen household. Darrel also loved to travel. His favorite place to travel to was Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to which many trips took place over the years.

Darrel is survived and will be deeply missed by; his children, Kelvin Aasen (Karen) of St. Albert AB, Scott of Cochrane, AB, and Jodi of Cochrane, AB; his 3 grandchildren, Tristan, Nicklaus and Jakob of St. Albert, AB; his brother Wendell (Carol); his sisters Sandra (Ken) Nerland and Audrey Marshall; special long-time friend, Eugina Rich of Coronach, Saskatchewan; along with many nieces and nephews. Darrel is predeceased by his wife Marsha Aasen, his parents Evelyn and Olaf Aasen, and his brother Del Aasen.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca ), Canadian Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.ca) or a charity of your choice.

A celebration of life with be scheduled at a later date when friends and family can be together to share memories of Darrel.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

  1. On 08/05/2020 at 1:03 pm Cory Boland Said:

    Dear Jodi,

    My heart is hurting for you. Please know that you are very loved and there are virtual hugs being sent to you right now.

    Love, Cory

  2. On 08/05/2020 at 1:57 pm Brandy Said:

    Much love and hugs from our family.

    The Rattai’s

  3. On 08/05/2020 at 4:13 pm Rowena Berg Said:

    My sincere condolences to Darrels family in the loss of a dear father, grandfather and brother.
    He was a very special cousin to me and we shared many good times together.
    Darrel will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

  4. On 08/05/2020 at 5:28 pm Robin Tynan Said:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Kelly, Karen, Tristan, Nicklaus and Jakob during this very difficult time.

  5. On 08/05/2020 at 8:10 pm Peggy Zorn Said:

    I’m so sorry for your loss of a dear father, grandfather, brother and friend. May you feel God’s loving arms wrapped around you.

  6. On 08/05/2020 at 10:48 pm Rosa Said:

    Jodi, Scott and Family
    We are thinking of you at your time of loss. It is very hard to say goodbye to a parent., and hope you can find comfort with your family. Love Rosa and Dave

  7. On 09/05/2020 at 9:41 am maureen krupp belden Said:

    Prayers to Scott and family !

    Maureen Krupp ( jason’s Mom )

  8. On 09/05/2020 at 12:18 pm Darlene (Aasen) Cantin Said:

    To Darrel’s children, Kelly,Jody and Scott and his grandchildren, I send my sincere
    Sympathy on the loss of your Dad and Grandpa.

    He left us too soon but with grateful and happy memories of his Hospitality, Kindness and

  9. On 09/05/2020 at 6:45 pm sending thoughts and prayers DelAasen jr. Said:

    memorys of when iwas 19 first time out there big city had alot of fun .

  10. On 11/05/2020 at 7:47 pm Connie & Gerry Said:

    Our deepest sympathy to Kelly, Karen and boys, Scott and Jodi. Your fondest memories of Darrel will see you through in your time of grieving, cherish the family memories of time spent together and take care of each other.
    Connie and Gerry

  11. On 13/05/2020 at 4:02 pm Greg Sawchuk Said:

    My heart and thoughts go out to Scott, Jodi and Family during this time.
    Sending love and peace.

    The Sawchuk’s

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