After a long and courageous battle with illness, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alvin \"Jim\" Andal, devoted husband, dad and papa.
Jim is remembered and loved by his wife of 50 years, Marlene; Darla, Jeff, Madison and Micayla Hampshire; Donna, Dave, Darbi and Davis Kinnee; Shawna, Randy and Carly. As a brother, nephew, uncle and friend, Jim leaves behind so many to cherish his memory.
Jim was predeceased by his infant son, Kenneth and his parents, Barbara and Thorvald Andal.
Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Chui, Dr. Mayers, Dr. Click and their associates for not only being such wonderful health providers but friends to the family. We are so very grateful to the Outreach Respiratory Therapists, Home Care providers and friends and neighbors that provided such a strong support network. In addition we would like to express our appreciation to Unit 5E3 and the Emergency Department at the University of Alberta Hospital for the many occasions they provided excellent care and compassion.
A Celebration of Jim\'s Life will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, May 2, 2011 at Woodvale Community League Centre at the Millwoods Golf Club, 4540 - 50 Street, Edmonton, AB.
In Jim\'s memory, charitable donations may be made to the Respiratory Outreach Program, Edmonton General 3Y22, 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5K OL4. This is a very helpful organization that provided extensive assistance to Jim and Marlene in their home throughout the last few difficult years.