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 Christopher Sun | 16-Aug-2020
It is difficult to find words in the face of such a tragedy. Navid was one of the most brilliant individuals I have ever met, and it is hard to imagine the world without him. I was lucky enough to share the stage with him during the many years he was in Skule Nite, as well as had the pleasure of directing him during Skule Nite 1T3. Beyond the immense talent and stage presence Navid had, he was an endless source of positivity and energy and helped those around him shine. He was not only someone who could play any role and sing any solo, but he was also able to bring the cast and crew closer together to create a truly memorable experience for everyone.
I was also able to see his passion for science and technology as a fellow Engineering Science student. It still amazes me how someone could be so great at so many different things. It is as if becoming an engineer was not enough for him, he also had to bring a smile to everyone’s faces – and of course, he did just that.
There was no doubt he would make the amazing show that was Skule Nite 1T4, and create his own legacy both in the Skule Nite and University of Toronto communities.
I could not be more thankful to have gotten to know him and for him to be apart of my life. I will always keep memories of him close to my heart as well as continue to share his stories.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
آفتابی در جهان تابید و رفت
عمر کوتاهش جهان را دید و رفت
دست گلچین فلک با دست جور
غنچه امید ما را چید و رفت
سیمین و نظام عزیز فقط دلم می خواد براتون شعر بخونم، چیز دیگه ای بلد نیستم بگم
شقایق بودی و دیری نماندی
سرود زندگی را نیمه خواندی
زدی برقی و خاکستر شدی تو
عزیزان را به سوگ خود نشاندی
شتابان سوی جانان پر کشیدی
عزیزان را به سوک خود نشاندی