Ove Verner Andreasen

February 12, 1929 - January 17, 2022
January 22, 2022 4 Condolences Print Obituary

Ove Verner ANDREASEN, age 92 son of Gerta and Frederik ANDREASEN, was born in Aarhus, Denmark on February 12, 1929. On January 17, 2022 Ove passed and the world lost a great husband, brother, father and grandfather.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Birgit; Children; Kim Andreasen, Susan (Walter) Hamler, Jamie (Tina) Andreasen and Tim Andreasen; Grandchildren; Matthew, Katarina, Jenna (Evan), Tyler, Jordan; and sister Kirsten Thorup; as well as numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by daughter-in-law, Chris. All of these he loved and touched deeply. Ove had a gift of making everyone feel like family. He was generous and kind.

Ove met his love of his life and best friend Birgit in their home town of Aarhus, Denmark one sunny day. It was love at first sight for both. They got married on January 28, 1956. The followed their dream and emigrated to Canada in 1957 with babe in arms (Kim). Here in Edmonton, Alberta, Ove earned a diploma in carpentry and became a master at his craft. He eventually had his own construction company. Ove and Birgit built a beautiful family and life together.

Ove's battle with serious medical issues in the last year showed his courage in facing life challenges with strength and honor. Ove came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

He will life forever in our hearts and his soul will shine through future generations. He will never be forgotten.

May You Rest In Peace Ove, You have earned it.

A Celebration of Ove's Life will be held in late spring/early summer 2022.

  1. Ove was a second father to me and to many. The stories he shared made everyone realize how fortunate we are.
    He went through some difficult times in the last couple of years, with illness and never complained of hardship. Salt of the earth.
    Will be dearly missed.

  2. love you always dad.you are my best friend.your loss in my life left my in a broken man.i will remember you of every minute of every day.you will be tremendously missed.love you dad;your son tim.

  3. In the short 7 years I knew Ove we became good coffee friends sharing good stories, past present and future. It was always fun chatting with Ove. He will be sadly missed.
    He was such a kind man with such a Big heart!
    RIP Ove

  4. Ove was a master craftsman. He was also the kind of person you liked from the first second you met him. I remember getting to know him at Walter & Susan’s wedding. Years ago he asked me to cut down a tree in his yard. He tried to pay me but I refused. I told him we are family. When I went to leave there was a table saw in my truck. He said “what do I need 4 of them for”.

    We send our thoughts and best wishes to the family
    John Hamler & Cindy Helgeson
    Big White Ski Resort
    Kelowna BC

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