July 19, 1975 – March 18, 2015

It is with great sadness that we
announce the passing of Nick on
March 18th. He was a husband, father, brother,
son and friend, born and raised in Calgary. He
was a strong and dedicated man, who loved and
cherished his family and friends. He was passionate,
honest, energetic and most of all, full of life.
From a very young age, Nick had a passion for construction,
hunting, fishing, camping, and music.
His true passion was hosting outdoor gatherings
for family and friends that always involved the
biggest bonfires, his signature barbecue and plenty
of food. His hilarious, determined and loving
spirit brought laughter to everyone he knew, and
will live on in the hearts of his family and friends,
especially his wife, Michelle and their sons, Elijah
and Antonio, whom he adored very much.
Besides his beloved wife Michelle and their 2
sons, Nick leaves behind his loving parents Luigi
and Cristina Vaccaro; and siblings, Marilena (Dan)
Giercke; Franca (Johnny) Ryman; Jordan (Gabriella)
Vaccaro and nieces and nephews: Angelina
and Brendan Giercke; Adamo, Valentina, Catalina,
Amanda and Vanessa Ryman; Luca, Marcello and
Massimo Vaccaro; and numerous aunts, uncles
and cousins. Nick was predeceased by his grandparents
Nick and Maria Vaccaro and Nicola and
Assunta Massarelli.
Nick will be mostly remembered for his huge
heart and giving nature, and will be missed by all
who knew him.

A Celebration of Nick’s life will be held at North West Family Church (10307 Eamon Rd N.W., Calgary, Alberta ), on Friday March 27, 2015 at 10:30 AM. Visitation will take place at North West Family Church, prior to the service
at 9:30 A.M.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Nick’s memory may be made to
North West Family Church at

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  1. On 24/03/2015 at 6:29 pm Jack and Diane Ryman Said:

    So very sorry to hear of your loss.

  2. On 24/03/2015 at 10:23 pm Simonne & George Said:

    Love and light to you and your family
    Nick will never be forgotten and has left a mark on our hearts.
    He will live on in the eyes of his boys

  3. On 25/03/2015 at 8:25 am Leo and Yvonne Polini Said:

    We send our deepest condolences to the Vaccaro Family,may god give you all strength to get through
    this tragic time.RIP Nick

  4. On 25/03/2015 at 8:41 am Jelena Hogan Said:

    We send our most heartfelt condolences to the Vaccaro Family. We are so very sorry for your immeasurable loss and pray that you find some peace and the strength to move forward through the love and support of family and friends. May God bless you all. RIP Nick

  5. On 25/03/2015 at 9:56 am Jacqueline (Waite) Ferguson Said:

    i am deeply saddened to hear of Nick’s passing. His kindness and amazing personality will be greatly missed. I pray his family finds the love, strength and courage to help them through this difficult time,

    My love and prayers to them all.

  6. On 25/03/2015 at 10:41 am Franco Torriero and family Said:

    We send our condolences to the family. Nick will be missed by many as he had touched so many lives with his kindness.

  7. On 25/03/2015 at 12:58 pm Helene and Eric Amber Said:

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. May strength and courage be with your family during this difficult time.

  8. On 25/03/2015 at 1:01 pm The Legault Family Said:

    What a tragic and unexpected loss. We are still in disbelief. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your lovely family. You have our deepest sympathy.

    In Friendship & Sorrow.

  9. On 25/03/2015 at 2:26 pm Christine Simonelli Said:

    Sono molto dispiaciuto di sentire di questa tragedia. Capisco e compatisco. My sincere condolences

  10. On 25/03/2015 at 3:30 pm Gina Vigna and Family Said:

    To all of the Vaccaro family, we send our sincerest condolences and prayers of strength and courage to help you in the difficult days ahead, as you deal with the loss of Nick, a wonderful young man. May the memories you have of Nick, continue to live in your hearts forever. Our deepest sympathies to each and everyone of you.

  11. On 25/03/2015 at 5:37 pm Lloyd, Tania, Tristyn Anderson Said:

    Our hearts go out to Michelle and the Vaccaro family. We are deeply saddened by the news of Nicks passing and are thinking of all family and friends who are effected. We wish you all strength, courage, and eventually peace throughout this very tough time.

  12. On 25/03/2015 at 7:40 pm Tania and Dom Belcastro Said:

    Jordan,Gabe,Franca and entire Vaccaro family ….we are so sorry for your loss.

  13. On 26/03/2015 at 4:48 am Silvana Caparelli / T. Crnkovic Said:

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  14. On 26/03/2015 at 7:32 am The Italian Store Said:

    Vaccaro Family,

    It is difficult to put into words, but we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.

    From everyone at The Italian Store

  15. On 26/03/2015 at 7:39 am Pina Veltenaar Said:

    We are deeply saddened by the news of Nicks passing and extend our heartfelt condolences for your loss. God Bless.
    Maria Colombo, Antonio Colombo, Gordon and Pina Veltenaar

  16. On 26/03/2015 at 7:49 am Kash Family Said:

    Our heartfelt sorrow and prayers for Michelle and the boys . Our sympathies to the Trottier family and the Vaccaro family.Bob and Yvette

  17. On 26/03/2015 at 7:49 am Luca and Maria DiManno Said:

    To all the Vaccaro family:

    We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Our sincere condolences.

  18. On 26/03/2015 at 7:52 am Rita DeMichele Said:

    To all the Vaccaro family:

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    My sincere condolences.

  19. On 26/03/2015 at 10:26 am Garry & Carol Giercke Said:

    We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss of Nick. To Michelle & the boys, Christina & Luigi, & all the Vaccaro family we send our sincere sympathy. Our prayers are with you.

  20. On 26/03/2015 at 10:32 am Margaret Cation Said:

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We send prayers of love to the Vaccaro family and all those whose lives who were touched by Nick. We hope memories of happy times will console you at this time of grief.
    Marg, Joan,Bob & all your Ontario cousins

  21. On 26/03/2015 at 1:03 pm Angelo Perizzolo Said:

    Michelle & Family;
    My heartfelt condolences on the passing of a great husband and father. I haven’t seen Nick in years, but he used to visit our store in Crowfoot, and was always a barrel of laughs every time he rolled in. I only knew this side of Nick, but I could imagine his kind heartedness resonated in his family life as well. May God guide you and you children through this difficult time, and grant you all peace in your hearts.

    Angelo Perizzolo & Family

  22. On 26/03/2015 at 1:51 pm Francesco and Sarah Mosaico Said:

    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers will be with your family.

  23. On 26/03/2015 at 5:54 pm Dino and Connie Said:

    Vi siamo vicini in questo triste giorno e porgiamo le nostre piu’ sentite condoglianze. Nick sara’ sempre nei nostri cuori.
    Love always Connie and Dino.

  24. On 26/03/2015 at 8:59 pm John Coronetta Said:

    Very sorry to hear and saddened of Nick passing he was a great guy I met Nick sometime when I didn’t see him for long time he always remember me Nick made me laugh every time I see him and he made everyone laugh and have a great time. Nick going to be miss very very much.

    Nick You will always be present in our Hearts my condolences to Vaccaro family

    John Coronetta

  25. On 27/03/2015 at 4:02 am Gail Hearn Said:

    Our sincere sympathy to Michelle, her sons, Joanne, Lawrence, all the Trottier family and the Vaccaro family. We are so sorry for your loss and may your courage and strength guide you through these saddest of times. Your wonderful memories of Nick will carry you through the rest. Our hearts and thoughts are with you. Gail Hearn, Martin Regnier, Chad Hearn and Kelly Hearn.

  26. On 27/03/2015 at 4:47 am Cora, Jerry, Chantel, Andrew Said:

    Deepest sympathies to Michelle and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  27. On 27/03/2015 at 4:51 am Debbie and Derk Daniels Said:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Michelle and her entire family. So sorry to hear of their loss. May our heavenly Father grant you all comfort and peace.

  28. On 27/03/2015 at 7:26 am Nichole Turner Said:

    Michelle I’m so sorry for your loss. Nick sounded like an amazing man and father. I always enjoyed seeing your family pictures, you were all beaming with happiness. Sending my sincerest condolences to you and your boys, the Vaccaro family and Trottier family, and friends who knew and loved him.

  29. On 27/03/2015 at 7:52 am Laurel Heetebrij Said:

    My deepest sympathies to the Trottier/ Vacarro families. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Nick will live on in our hearts forever.

  30. On 27/03/2015 at 8:38 am Uncle John Heetebrij and cousin Missy Said:

    Sweet Child Michele
    and to all you embrace
    You are in our hearts, Nick was so full of life and such a lover of people. We will truly miss him.
    “Although it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow” Author unknown.

  31. On 27/03/2015 at 5:49 pm Robbie Waters Said:

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.

  32. On 27/03/2015 at 6:32 pm Sarah Colombo-Shular & Family Said:

    My Deepest Sympathies to Michelle, Elijah and Antonio. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Nick will live on in all your spirits. God Bless.

  33. On 31/03/2015 at 4:16 pm Mrs. Rondeau Said:

    I had the pleasure of teaching Nick in Grade 5. He was the sweetest, kindest young man, so full of life and fun. I was so deeply saddened to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences to his parents, Luigi and Christina and to his wife and children. He will always have a special place in my heart.

    Love Anne Rondeau