MARSHALL Nickolas Joseph (Masciangelo)
July 21, 1927 - February 24, 2017
Nick passed away peacefiilly on February 24, 2017 at the Drumheller Acute Care Facility after a long battle with COPD. He is survived by his three sons, David (Melanie), Talon of Drumheller, and Nolan of New York, Jim, Larry (Cheryl) Taylor, Tanner and Rachel of Calgary. He is also survived by his sisters, Isabelle Watson, Joyce Masciangelo, Joanne (Bill) Luca, and his brothers, Julie Marshall, Norman (Sheila) Marshall and Bob (Helen) Masciangelo. Nick was born on his parents Joe and Marie Masciangelo’s homestead, at the foot of the Handhills and attended Georgetown School until Grade 9. He worked at a dairy in Drumheller while taking bookkeeping at night school. He also worked for Archie and Gordon Dodd on the farm in Morrin and then onto Regent Drilling. He eventually moved to Calgary and became a meat cutter with Safeway. Nick and Audrey met in Calgary and married in April, 1955. Nick then moved back to Delia in 1963 to open his own butcher shop, Nick’s Western Meats. Nick also farmed a half section of land south of Delia. Nick was a lifetime member of the Elks and a member of the Delia Ag Society. Nick eventually donated his store to the Ag Society. Nick retired from the butcher shop in 1983, drove school bus for a while, worked for the M.D. of Badlands while Audrey worked for the Delia Post Office. They travelled with several couples to Arizona for many years and eventually moved to Calgary. In 2011 they moved back to Drumheller, the area that they called home. A special thank you to Dr. Graham and Dr. Ram and to the staff of Drumheller Acute Care. Also a big thank you to all the staff at the Drumheller Sunshine Lodge and to Marnie and Kristina and their Homecare staff that cared for Nick for so many years. There are many of you who made the days for Nick so much better and your kindness meant so much to David and the family! There will be a Celebration of Life for Nick at the Delia Community Hall at 1:30 on Saturday, March ll. Donations can be made in memory of Nick to the Drumheller Sunshine Lodge at the Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation.