In Loving Memory Of

James "Jim" Eugene Hansen

February 2, 1934 - July 25, 2012


James “Jim” Eugene Hansen, longtime resident of Grande Prairie, passed away at the QEII Hospital on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the age of 78 years. Jim was born in Alliance, Alberta, and moved to Calgary, where he worked for General Motors. In 1965, he moved to Grande Prairie, where he founded Trumpeter Pontiac. In 1984, he opened Jim Hansen’s Gateway Ford Lincoln. Jim loved Grande Prairie, and was active in the community as Alderman, in Rotary Club, Shriners, and many such Rotary endeavors were the focus of his community life. He will be sadly missed by his wife Trish, children: Darlene Helmer (Steve), Greg (Sueling), Laurie and Kevin; grandchildren: Kathy, Leanna, Aaron, Landon, Elishia, Nicolas, and Emerald. His family with Trish, her children: Stephen, Cathy and Paul; grandchildren: Jennifer, Joshua and Jeremy and in-laws Mike and Edna Smith, and Joe and Lynn Stanley; his sisters Heather Wilson (Don) and Muriel Lawrence (Larry). He was predeceased by his son Bradley, mother Helen and father Thomas. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 1:00pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grande Prairie. The family thanks all the people who cared for him at the QEII Hospital and especially the Doctors and Nurses in the Intensive Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the QEII Hospital Foundation


Our sympathy to Kevin and all Jim's family from Marcela and Marek Wilk

posted by Marcela and Marek Wilk, Grande Prairie : Aug 01, 2012


May cherished memories and the love of friends and family around you be your strength and source of comfort. With deepest sympathy

posted by Peter & Carol Chalick, Kelowna, B.c. : Jul 26, 2012


Our sincere sympathy to all of the Hansen families. Reg & Emily

posted by Reg & Emily isley, Grande Prairie,Ab : Jul 26, 2012


I have fond memories of Jim during my time working for him at Hansen Ford. Jim had a great sense of humor and was always willing to listen. My sincere sympathy to the entire Hansen family.

posted by Scott Delaney, Grande Prairie, AB : Jul 27, 2012


Our deepest sympathies in this time for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the moment. We feel very honored to have meet Jim. With many prayers for you at the moment. Denis and Vanessa

posted by Denis & Vanessa Garon-Vela, Grande Prairie, AB : Jul 27, 2012


I will remeber Jim for his sense of humour and his outgoing nature. He was always willing to share a laugh and a story.

posted by Rod Dunbar, : Jul 28, 2012


So sorry to hear, our sympathies to you in this sad time. Jody Marshall, Jay Lavergne and family

posted by Jody Marshall, Edmonton, AB : Jul 28, 2012


We will miss Jim...a great friend.

posted by Dennis Grant, Canada : Jul 26, 2012


Kevin and family, I am deeply saddened. I am proud to call Jim my friend and will miss him very much.

posted by Anne Graham, Grande Prairie : Jul 26, 2012


My deepest sympathies to Trish and the Hansen family. I will be thinking of you today as you go through this difficult time. Nicki Stevens & Family

posted by Nicki Stevens, Calgary, AB : Aug 01, 2012


My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Jim.

posted by Cathy Haugen, Calgary : Aug 01, 2012


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