Obituary of James Harry Andreassen
James "Jim" Harry Andreassen
(June 28, 1960 - April 25, 2023)
James "Jim" Harry Andreassen of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at the age of 62 years.
Jim was born on June 28, 1960, to parents Harry & Jean Andreassen. Growing up in Camrose, Jim played hockey and baseball. Summers were spent at the cabin at Pigeon Lake. Years later, he and Cathy purchased their own cabin where “Silly Uncle Jim” loved entertaining, fishing, golfing, and BBQing.
Jim was active in the community through his involvement with the Kinsmen Club of Camrose, the Forestburg-Alliance Masonic Lodge No. 128, serving on the Bethany Board, and was the Billet Coordinator for the Viking Cup Hockey Tournaments.
Jim loved coaching all three of his children in hockey, his boys in baseball, and ran the Wildrose 3on3 Hockey program with Jon Hironaka.
Jim was known for bringing kindness and a sense of humour to everything he touched.
Jim worked as a lawyer in Camrose for over 30 years at Andreassen Borth. Jim was passionate about helping those in his community, and cherished the many relationships and connections he forged through his work.
Jim was predeceased by his parents Harry and Jean Andreassen; and father-in-law Dave Hutchinson.
Left to cherish Jim’s memory are his wife Cathy Andreassen; daughter Jessica Andreassen (Tyler Helgeland); sons Matthew and Alexander Andreassen; siblings David (Wenche) Andreassen, Dana Andreassen, Bill (Margaret) Andreassen, Hollie (Dave) Heroux, and Meri Andreassen (Paul Johnston); mother-in-law Ruby Hutchinson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Mark & Jen Hutchinson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
And cherish his memory we will, through his many stories, jokes, and “Jim-isms” that he was well known for.
Jim’s cancer journey began 8 years ago, including two clinical trials for melanoma. Jim was very proud to be included in these trials, especially knowing that one day the drugs would help others.
As Jim would say.. “it’s been a treat and a privilege”.
A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 5, 2023, at the CityLights Church, with Rev. Mary Ann Pastuck officiating. The service was recorded, and the link can be accessed at: https://vimeo.com/824525561/cd9b0a25e7.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Jim's memory may be made to Battle River Community Foundation - Andreassen Family Fund, Alberta Cancer Foundation, or to the Camrose United Church.