James Anthony Huysmans

1957-2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of James Anthony Huysmans on Oct 21, 2016. Jim was predeceased by his father Peter and is survived by his mother Corrie as well as his sister Doreen Detta (Gordie), brothers Don (Yuko), Ken (Sharlyn), John and sister Marion (John). Jim was a favorite uncle for his numerous nieces and nephews and to the children of his many friends. He was always willing to play games and join in any activities that kept him close to family and friends. He remembered everyone’s birthday and we all looked forward to his yearly chronicle that was sent with his Christmas card. Jim was born and raised in Port Alberni, British Columbia and moved to Edmonton in 1979 after graduating with honors from U.B.C. with a degree in Computer Sciences. He started with A.G.T. and spent time with the A.L.C.B., Telus and then went out on his own as a Systems Analyst providing support to several companies through Allegro Associates. Jim was involved in a variety of sports and would study and practice so that he could be the best athlete and teammate possible. His commitment to the many teams and leagues he was involved in allowed him to form lifelong friendships. Jim was a long time board member for his Condo association as well as serving as a volleyball executive, and on various team and league committees. Jim loved to travel and could always be counted on to find the least expensive and most efficient way to see all the sights. Despite having no immediate family in Edmonton with him, Jim developed a large group of friends that became his Edmonton family. We would all like to thank the passengers and crew of the Grandin LRT station for their quick CPR response as well as all the Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses and staff of the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute for their extraordinary efforts and compassion. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life was held with his family, friends, co-workers, teammates and neighbors in Edmonton, Alberta. Messages and photos can be left for the family through the Evergreen Funeral Home at www.evergreenmemorial.com. In lieu of flowers please donate to your local Heart and Stroke foundation.