It is with great sadness that his loving parents Simin Memarzadeh and Nezameddin Nourian announce his sudden and tragic passing on July 18th, 2020. Navid was born in Tehran, Iran on July 12, 1990; where he lived until the family immigrated to Canada in Oct.1997 when he was just 7 year old. Navid grew up in Calgary and graduated from Henry Wise Wood High School in 2008. Navid studied Applied Engineering Science at the University of Toronto in Aerospace / Mechanical and graduated with honours degree in 2013. He worked for a year in Toronto after graduation and in 2014, returned to Calgary the city he loved and lived there until his unexpected tragic death. Navid was exceptionally kind, warm, supportive, brilliant and humorous. His positivity and compassion were boundless, and although he was so young, he made an impact on everyone who have met him. He was humble and at the same time energetic. He challenged himself and others to aim high, be ambitious and do not sacrifice the drive for excellence. He had many interests, he loved science and math and enjoyed reading, listening to music, playing piano, singing, and outdoor activities. Navid was an accomplished young man. He was in constant search for joy and happiness and his life became colorful and beautiful like a rainbow. During his years at the U of T, Navid participated in Skule Nite and enjoyed being part of this famous comedy-musical theatrical tradition of engineering students at the U of T. He created lots of joy and laughter for the show audience. He became director of the show in 2014. His interest in all things technical began at an early age and was demonstrated in his participation in the junior high school robotics club. He contributed significantly to the team which won first prize in Alberta and went to world robotics competition. He grew his technical interests into a career that he loved as a mechanical engineer. From 2014 to 2020 Navid worked at TC Energy. He became a technical resource and contributed in solving operational issues and training young engineers. He always had a positive attitude in his workplace and was a helping hand for his colleagues. In his endless pursuit of the outdoors, Navid would enjoy cycling, canoeing, hiking, and mountain climbing, rock climbing and skiing. He carefully planned hundreds of outdoor activities and executed them with joy and passion. We will be celebrating Navid’s life at Eden Brook Funeral Home on Sunday Aug 9, 2020; starting at 11:00 AM. Due to Covid-19, only family and limited number of friends will be attending, however we would be thankful for anyone wishing to participate online to take a moment and reflect at that time. We are grateful and appreciate all of your heartfelt sympathy and support. He will be forever cherished.
Condolences from family and friends
Posted by Josie Cooper | 20-Jul-2021
Even after a year, I am still at a loss as to how we got into this awful situation.
Navid, your family and friends have so many beautiful memories of you - what a life you lived!
I'll always remember Navid as this picture depicts.
It was a short, but sweet time: we were all feeling pretty awesome in our bouji get up, but then failing terribly to emulate this for the camera.
Navid obviously found our ineptitude hilarious, and broke out into his classically deep, contagious belly laughter, sending us all off into fits of giggles.
What a wonderfully joyful and happy guy you were Navid, and how selflessly you shared this euphoria with us all.
Rest in peace fella.
Simin & Nezam, whether it's 1 year or 10 years, we're all here to support you and Navid's memory xoxo
It shakes me to think that Navid is not with us. He was full of life. He was so full of life. I cannot overstate this. I can still hear his voice- from chatting with him, overhearing him working on a problem set, or watching him in Skule Nite. I will never forget his intelligence, enthusiasm, or kindness.
May he rest in Peace.