In Loving Memory Of
Nils Liljemark
1943 ~ 2023

Dieppe, NB – On January 25, 2023, at 16:30 hrs and 4 days short of his 80th birthday, CWO (Retired) Nils (Al) Liljemark (CD2), passed away peacefully at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, Moncton, NB. Born in Moncton, then moved to Grande-Digue, Nils was the son of Anna (Vienneau) and Peter Liljemark.

Nils is survived by the love of his life, Laure, for over 60 years and worked every one of those days to get it right. Also survived by his sister, Shirley Legere (Al), his brothers, Lloyd (Mary) and Albert (Gloria), his brother-in-law, Wilfred Caissie (Imelda) and his sister-in-law, Marie Anne Eagles (Ben), nieces and nephews.

Nils (Al) joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (CAF) in 1960. His 35-year career took him to many far away lands. Egypt, Italy, Norway, Germany, and postings across many military bases across this great nation, Canada. During his service and more so when he retired, volunteering was his passion. While in Nova Scotia, he served on the Board of Directors of the YM/YWCA Halifax, Dartmouth, and Truro. He was a member of the NB Sigs Organization, Atlantic Sigs Organization, and the Blue Helmets.

He was president of the Dieppe Boys and Girls Club for 12 years, president of the Seniors Residence Notre-Dame-de-Lorette for 8 years, 12 years and to present, as the president of the Dieppe Military Veterans’ Association, of which he was so proud. Nils was the recipient of the Special Service Medal (SSM) Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (CPPSM) United Nations Emergency Medal (UNEF2) Queen Elizabeth 2 Silver Jubilee Medal, Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, and the Canadian Forces Decoration (Post-nominal letter “CD”) and the volunteer of the year award in 2018 from the city of Dieppe and the Dieppe Military Veterans ‘Association.

Nils always enjoyed the personal touch when presenting military history to schools throughout Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe area. Nils was superbly respected by the Dieppe Military Veterans’ Association Membership, Executive, City Council, Politicians, foreign dignitaries and all who were fortunate enough to have known and interacted with him.

As one of his peers put it: I know Nils from my days in the CAF, he made a uniform look like a piece of art, and he encouraged those around him to show the same respect for the uniform. Great leader and mentor, he will certainly be missed.” Steve Lovett.

Remember the good times and he will always be alive in your heart, RIP.

Visitation for late Nils Liljemark who passed away on January 25th, 2023,  will be held from Passage-Chartersville Funeral Cooperative, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, E1A 1G1, 506-857-1901, on Saturday, May 6th, 2023, from 1 to 3 pm. Short service will follow at 3 pm.

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at:

Arrangements under the professional care of Passage-Chartersville Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, E1A 1G1, 506-857-1901.

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  1. Ma chere Laure , mes sinceres sympathies a toi et a sa famille. Je suis sur que sa marraine avait les bras ouvert pour l accuillir. Mam l aimant tant, Tu avait un bon mari er je suis sur que son amour va te soutenir. Xoxoxox

  2. Chère Laure,
    Nous t’offrons, ainsi qu’à toute la famille, nos plus profondes condoléances pour le décès de ton cher Nils. Nous te gardons dans nos pensées et nos prières en ce temps si difficile.
    Bon courage et Que Dieu Vous Bénisse 🙏

  3. Our deepest condolences to the Liljemark Family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Mes sincères codoléances à Laure, famille et la grande famille militaire. Nils was a great person to whom I have known for many years and a true gentleman and great community leader. We will miss you! Hélène et Paul Boudreau

  5. Chère Laure,
    Je suis attristé par le décès de Nils. Nous avons servi ensemble au QGET 5e GBC à Valcartier de 1984 à 1986. L’Adjudant Chef Liljemark a été un collègue compétent et estimé par tous. Son appui indéfectible et son professionnalisme resterons dans nos souvenirs.
    Céline se joint à moi pour transmettre nos plus sincères condoléances à toi et à la famille.

  6. Mes sincères condoléances Laure ainsi qu’à toute la famille. Ainsi qu’à la grande famille Militaire et Anciens Combattants. Nils aura continué énormément à son pays ainsi qu’à sa communauté. Nos souvenirs de lui seront toujours avec un grand respect. /
    My sincere condolences to Laure, his family and the entire Military & Veterans family. Nils has contributed so much for his Country and Community. He’ll be remembered with the greatest respect

  7. Mes pensées sont avec toi, ce soir, Laure. Je n’étais qu’un jeune adolescent quand j’ai passé quelques jours avec vous autres à Grande-Digue, lors de vos fiançailles. Vous ètiez en amour et ça se voyait sur vos visages et votre comportement. J’ai souvent pensé à ces moments là et je pense que vous étiéz très en amour, ce temps là. Je pense souvent à ma tante Anna, Lloyd et Albert. Et ne pas oublier mon oncle Peter, dont j’ai de bon souvenirs aussi, Bye Nils. Je sais que tu aura des comités et des associations a présider dans l’autre monde. TILL WE MEET AGAIN !

  8. My sincere condolences to Laure and family. Very sad to here of Nils passing. May he Rest In Peace.

  9. Amy and I have had the pleasure to know Nils and Laure for many years now through my association with the DMVA. Nils will be fondly remembered for all his hard work and dedication to our veterans association over the many years. Rest easy now.

  10. Laure & family: It was with deep sadness that I received the news of Nils’s passing. He fought a long hard battle and he will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. My deepest condolenses. Norma Jeanne Lavoie

  11. Deepest sympathies to Laure and family. Beautiful man, Kind, generous and a loving husband.

  12. It was a privilege to know Nils as President of the Dieppe Military Veterans Association and as a friend. He put his heart and soul into everything he did and he will be missed. Our condolences to Laure and family.

  13. I was honoured and humbled to have been recruited to serve the DMVA as Chaplain (P). I will always remember his mentorship via his often unspoken-yet -palpable high expectations, and personal warmth. I also appreciated that he was a man of deep faith.
    To Laure and all your families, mes sincères condoléances et prières.

  14. My deepest sympathy, Laure. Your memories of Nils will always keep him alive in your heart. May God keep his arm around. Extra big hug ❤️

  15. Dear Nils; I miss our daily 1900 hrs phone calls, our long talks about everything and nothing just to reminisce over our 63-year friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. We will Remember the good times and you will always be alive in our hearts. We’re here for you Laure now and always!
    Condolences to the family VVV

  16. So sorry to hear of the death of Nils. A wonderful leader and president of the Dieppe Military veterans Association .
    Condolences to his wife and family.

  17. So sorry for his passing. He was a wonderful person, genuine and kind. May he rest in peace!

  18. Our deepest sympathy. Nils was an inspiration to many and a true community leader.

  19. When I learned of Nils, passing, my emotions were telling me this cannot be, this is a man who shall remain amount us continuing his mantle of leadership for our community. Then reality reminded me of humankind’s immortality.
    Huguette et moi offrons à Laure ansi qu’à toute la famille nos sincères condoléances.

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